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post #61 of 68
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Originally Posted by DragulescuGirl View Post
They are cute children, and I would hate to see anything terrible happen.
You mean like being exploited all over National TV and on talk shows, with images being plastered over magazines and books, all over the Internet, loss of privacy for private family moments (these moments are way too many to list!), multiple blogs devoted to trashing them and/or praising them, watching their parents relationship go awful and experience them getting divorced in real life THEN having to read about it (along with their reactions) and having it preserved on DVD for memories, having an OCD mother and not allowed to ever get dirty, watching a favorite sibling get preferential treatment and another being shown always in a fowl mood with temper tantrums, having video evidence preserved for their memories of their mother slapping and degrading their dad for all to see, seeing both of their parents being accused of adultery in print and media and the stories spinning out of control, being uprooted from their old house to a gated mansion with huge lights mounted up for their show and the place being suited to a TV set with security and paparazzi hounding them/following them at every chance and giving them no privacy, having classmates/teachers know all about them and their early years and intimate life details, I hope more terrible things do not continue to happen either!
I was also drawn to the show due to the children and had some extra time to watch the episodes while taking care of an ill loved one, but I refuse to watch anymore, I have no interest in watching a family fall apart. Or hearing the stories that the parents keep telling, which range from we have been apart for two years or basically anything else. It is all so bizarre. I noticed something wasn't quite right awhile ago, but couldn't figure it out. I just feel so bad for those kids.
Private matters should be kept private, at least for the sake of their young children. Divorce is hard enough on any child.
Sure, the kids got a lot of extra "things". But kids don't need extra "things" as much as they need loving parents and a stable home.
post #62 of 68
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Hmmm. The value of a house divided by 8 children - hope the house is worth at least 8 million.
Seriously, Yosemite? Can one not get along on less than a million? Here in West Virginia, where the cost of living is low (Morgantown, WV - lowest unemployment in the entire nation!), we manage to get by on WAY less than that.
post #63 of 68
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Originally Posted by threecatowner View Post
Seriously, Yosemite? Can one not get along on less than a million? Here in West Virginia, where the cost of living is low (Morgantown, WV - lowest unemployment in the entire nation!), we manage to get by on WAY less than that.
I think all Yosemite is saying is she hopes the children are adequately compensated for all their work and time. It wouldn't be a show without them after all and millions have been made already.
post #64 of 68
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Originally Posted by threecatowner View Post
Seriously, Yosemite? Can one not get along on less than a million? Here in West Virginia, where the cost of living is low (Morgantown, WV - lowest unemployment in the entire nation!), we manage to get by on WAY less than that.
What I was saying (tongue in cheek) is that split between 8 children they probably aren't going to be getting much and wonder if it would actually cover their school and university fees. Their parents have been living the high life and will have little to nothing left. These children are the victims here of greed and the desire for fame by mommy dearest.

This woman is no better than the other young woman that had 8 children recently and is certainly not equipped to care for them.
post #65 of 68
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Originally Posted by cococat View Post
You mean like being exploited[...] But kids don't need extra "things" as much as they need loving parents and a stable home.
Granted there is a lot of damage already done and it's going to be an uphill battle. But if their parents decide to act maturely, pull them out of the public eye (no more shows), and start getting family counseling (not necessarily to repair the marriage but to help the kids)... Then I think it is possible for the children to grow up fully aware of what happened and still come out well adjusted enough. I'm not saying it's going to be an easy road for them, but yes I do hope from here on out they can have a relatively happy and normal, functional life.
post #66 of 68
I think the end of this show has been way over due. The kids are getting older now and need their privacy. Not just for the younger ones but I think about the two twins and how their little lives became more stressful having the other 6 siblings, which is a monumental adjustment! never mind getting older and having school experiances when the other kids can see into your home life. How gross is that? Can you imagine having to deal with that when you were in school? I can't.

When kids are at a certain age they don't have an awareness of certain things but all those kids are past that age now. Not to mention that when they knew the marriage was in rough straits they should have pulled out instead of trying to keep all the balls juggles in the air.

I think the lifestyle got the better of them. It is truly sad and gross.
post #67 of 68
The whole thing is a mess. And when I found out who he is dating now I was blown away:
http://www.usmagazine.com/news/jon-g...france-2009117
What a punch in the gut! He is dating the daughter of the doctor that performed Kate's tummy tuck!!! And I watched that episode back in the day. OUCH
post #68 of 68
I am glad that the tide is turning on this show, and hopefully it will soon be history. I can't stand that there are shows that exploit children and that people actually watch them regularly!

What I'd really like to know is how much of curent and past show revenue has gone into trust funds for the children? Jon & Kate both appear to me to be totally selfish and self-absorbed, to the point where there is no thought of safe-guarding any money for the children, even though the children are the whole reason there was ever a show in the first place.

I would love to be proven wrong on this, but I doubt it. My guess is that they have wills or trust agreements to specify what happens if they aren't around, but I seriously doubt that each child has his/her own bank account with protected money in it.
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