Friday, September 4, 2009

A bit of celeb gossip and an opinion.

You can't walk into a grocery store nowadays without seeing Jon and/or Kate Gosselin on a cover of something. I have an opinion on a lot of things, and this just happens to be one of them.

I thoroughly dislike Jon.

I don't care that his (ex)wife is snippy and bosses him around. I don't care that she sometimes comes across as hateful and belittling toward him. Those are reasons for marriage counseling, not divorce.

I just started watching the show last year. I loved seeing the natural family dynamic and struggle to raise so many children under the same house. Now I feel as though everything about it is posed and extremely unnatural. (Even before the divorce.)

I see the things (that are edited, I do realize this) that Jon says, and it just makes me want to slap him. From the things you see and read, he doesn't have any regrets or sympathy for his actions. He doesn't seem to care that he has really and truly hurt Kate.

Some might say he's just finally grown the balls to deal with her, but I think he's being an insensitive prick.

Now, I will go ahead and admit this as well. I see a lot of Kate in myself. I don't go around screaming at my husband or child, but there are times when I yell. There are times when I feel so frustrated that I just can't sit with my mouth shut and say things like, "Wash this crap off your plate and put it in the dishwasher. It's really not that hard."

I have one husband, who has lived through A LOT and is extremely mature and one child. I can only imagine having a husband who acts the way Jon is portrayed and 8 children. It would be hard, for me anyway. There are mothers, like the Duggar woman who doesn't seem to have any trouble constantly being nice to her million children, but I just can't imagine it.

I think I would always be aggravated at one of them, there are just too many for all of them to be on their best behavior 24 hours a day. I never imagined myself a stay at home mom either, maybe it just comes. Who knows.

Other than the children, to have a husband who runs around the country skiing and spending time with friends when he is married is just odd to me. How can you say you are taking care of your family when you are snowboarding in Vail for 3 weeks? Alone with "friends." I just don't get that kind of behavior. He has a super expensive, non family car, a chopper, he jet sets all over while Kate does book tours and public speaking. He whines about her being gone and his having to take care of the kids. He whines about the publicity and how he wants a normal life.

I have two things to say about that. First, you don't seem to mind not having a normal life when you are living in a 1.2 million dollar house (or a Donald Trump high rise now), driving a $50k car, and going on vacations regular people couldn't even dream of. And second, if Jon Gosselin were just a normal guy, he wouldn't have women flocking to him. Who wants a cheater with 8 kids, and an ex like Kate?! Like I said, I like Kate, but I sure wouldn't want to be with her ex husband, I can only imagine the catty things she would say both to your face and behind your back. To answer my question, no one. No one wants a "normal" Jon, especially with all of his baggage.

But what I do know is, I would definitely have to inflict massive pain, either emotional or physical, to my husband if he EVER acted like Jon.

Sorry if you don't agree. You can comment if you want, but I really don't care. I'm still gonna think what I want. lol


Anonymous said...

i totally agree. i'd also elaborate, but i'm too tired. it's way too early, and i haven't had coffee yet. i don't watch the show... but from what i've seen of them, i totally agree with you.

Rikki said...

I totally agree Sally! He is a selfish jerk and if I were Kate I'd want to beat him within an inch of my life. It makes me so angry that he is showing now emotion over what is going on. I feel so bad for Kate, it is so obvisous she is hurting and she is still in love with Jon. The woman still has her wedding ring on for heaven sakes!

I think Jon is going through an early midlife crisis and once the show is over they'll get back together. At least I hope so I get so sad watching the new episodes, my break just breaks for Kate.

Devin said...

I agree as well. And I don't think that Kate just started from day 1 after they got married yelling at him. I think that he's always acted the way he does (insensitive, un-helpful, etc.) and she's learned that she *has* to yell at him and nag him to get him to do anything around the house or for the children. I have always disliked Jon though -- even when everyone else was sympathizing with him about how terrible *Kate* treated *him*. And now I have an incredibly low opinion of him. He whines about how he didn't want so many kids and only wanted 2 or 3 ... but you know what? That doesn't matter anymore. You have 8 children and that's just the hand you were dealt. Deal with it, you're an adult. He's setting a terrible example for his children and his boys are going to think that's an acceptable way to act, while his girls are going to think that's an acceptable way to be treated by their brothers/boyfriends/husbands/men in general. I think its a terribly sad situation for the children and I think Jon just needs to grow the hell up.

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