Well, here's something I never thought I'd type: I think I'm ready to join Team Jon Gosselin.
Just to clarify, this isn't a Team Edward thing, where "team" is code for "would like to ruthlessly fang-bang, sparkles and all," because OMG no. No no no. Too many Ed Hardy t-shirts, for one thing. I'm just saying that I find myself in full agreement with Mr. Gosselin when it comes to the thrilling topic of Kate Plus 8's cancellation.
Although you do have to wonder a bit at his sincerity (hell hath no fury like an ex-spouse cut out of the lucrative reality show deal, after all), Gosselin recently spoke out on TLC's choice to (FINALLY, for the love of god) bring Kate Plus 8 to an end:
I hope they can have more private family moments. I hope that this will bring more privacy to my children and that they can get the proper attention they need for any personal issues they might have in the future.
Yeah, issues like two of their kids getting kicked out of school—excuse me, having their school decide they could no longer meet the children's needs—as a result of "post-divorce anger," or possibly "living every second of their lives with cameras pressed firmly against their faces."
Gosselin said he learned of the cancellation the same way the media did, via press release, but that he's glad the contract finally came to an end.
It's funny how public perception of people can change over time. Remember when he was the worst villain on TV? Slopping around with his ever-present cigarette and ballooning belly, parading one sleazy girlfriend after another into his kids' lives, talking about launching a fashion line (!), and generally acting like a fame-chasing buffoon?
Then he sort of faded into the background as Kate took over the main stage, morphing into a Hollywood wannabe and making an ass out of herself on Dancing With the Stars. The more interviews Kate did, the better Jon started to look.
I think the point where I actually started to forgive him for all that Hailey Glassman business was when he was photographed at his new job—working construction. While Kate was off getting more hair extensions and doing book tours and appearing on talk shows, Jon was earning a paycheck by installing solar panels. You know, like a regular human being. As opposed to Kate, who may technically be formed of carbon-based material, but is primarily a soulless famewhore through and through.
Gosselin says of Kate's future,
I have no clue what her next move is. I hope she dedicates more time to the kids now and I wish her the best as she goes forward with whatever career she wants to pursue.
Bit of a dig there, but if you ask me, she deserves it. Let's hope we've seen the end of Kate and her reality-show presence, although somehow I doubt she'll go down without a fight.
Are you glad that Kate Plus 8 has been cancelled?
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