I don’t know anything about Kate Gosselin except the very little bits of herself that she eagerly puts on television for public consumption, and after swallowing her bits without chewing for flavor, I cannot understand the essence of why she is on television and why she has a fan base.  I’ve watched her repeatedly degrade her children and her former husband on television.  I have watched her get pushed and dragged through dance routines on “Dancing with the Stars” as if she were a household cleaning appliance and not a dancer. Is that Kate Gosselin below or the Dyson Ball vacuum?

In every instance, Kate Gosselin has come across as wholly disinterested, rather disengaged, and a bit cruel.

Why is she a reality television star?

Do people flock to watch her because he is such a wretched person and, in her dim light, they feel lighter about their own dismal lives?

Kate Gosselin certainly doesn’t inspire or teach anything positive.  She a blah-monger of the highest degree and for that reason alone I do not understand her popularity.

If people like Kate Gosselin are celebrities presented for imitation — we’re all in deep trouble — but if she is instead a warning against something we should never become or hope to admire, then I can begin to understand her car-wreck of a life as a mother and a dancing vacuum: “Don’t Be Like Kate!” is the warning we all must heed and adhere to as the temptation to fight back with spite tempts us just as it fêted her.

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  1. Why, indeed. She is the worst sort of fauxlebrity in that she has done nothing to get the ‘status’ other than that which people do as a normal part of life — have children. It would be like popping into a barn and giving Martha Farmhand a television show for her amazing ability to milk cows every day.

  2. Yes, I just want to tell her to go back home to her children and stop embarrassing herself on TV. I guess she can’t see how she’s being used for the mocking. Sure, she’s getting paid to make a fool of herself on TV, but that only soothes the now without comforting the future.