Friday, October 9, 2009

John and Kate plus who gives a fuck

Dear John and Kate,

I'm coming to you not as a 20-something who hates you or as a lonely no-body who has nothing better to do than get off on your misery; rather, I'm coming to you as a parent.

Granted, I'm not a parent myself, but I am helping to raise three beautiful kids, and they do treat me as a second mom, so I feel that gives me the slightest bit of authority to talk about the matter of your kids. I mean, no on else seems to give a damn about them, so I might as well!

I see your two ugly faces all over the news, calling each other a "bitch" or a "whore" or a "douche" or this and that and then I hear you both rush out, "All I care about is my kids!"

Really? Really?!

That's so funny that you say that because, honestly, if you hadn't pointed it out to me I would have never guessed you actually care about your kids. I mean, you both try your very hardest to publicly humiliate each other, air each others dirty laundry, and then drag your kids along to sit and listen as you do the interview.

It's so weird, really, because I myself would never in a million years do that the my kids. Because I love them and wouldn't want them growing up listening to people who don't even know them, much less know their parents, make judgments and "speculations" about their lives. I would die before I made it possible for my kid to stumble on a video talking about what a "bitch" their mother is or what a "dick" their father is.

And any self respecting journalist or reporter should have the decency to honor that! If the parents are willing to put their kids through hell for money and five more minutes in the spot light, the people who are giving them that time to shine should put their foot down. They should refuse to interview them or even cover anything involving them because it just fans the flames.

I know it's a business about money and ratings, but it sickens me to think people are willing to watch children suffer because of it. It makes me angry even thinking about my own kids being in that situation, because they are the silent victims. They can't give interviews or get paid millions of dollars to tell their story, and so we don't hear.

If at anytime you were ever parents to those kids, John and Kate, now would be the time to show it. By keeping your dirty laundry to yourself. And if your morals are so low as human beings you can't do that, not even for the sake of eight kids, then the "journalists" and reporters out there should slam the door in your face.

With love,
A Woman Made of Dust


Dayne Gingrich said...

I'm going to keep this simple, because if I don't, I'll rant on this subject for hours.

I agree that these two are ridiculous. I feel very sorry for the kids.

Nuff said.


spldbch said...

One day the kids will be teenagers watching old reruns of their parents dragging each other through the mud. Then one parent or the other will comment in anger, "You're just like your mother" or "You're just like your father!"

I too feel like the kids are the victim here. Thanks for your post.

Kate said...

Good post. From being on the receiving end of paretns very messy divorce when I was young it was bad enough then without being dragged along to interviews etc. Plus those poor kids will read the interviews in the future.

Kate xx