When we first met them we were in awe: They were the brave couple who would dare to take on the task of sextuplets + the twins they already had…and survive. Everyone who hear their story was in endeared by their heroic efforts (c’mon you watched their reality show!). Americans and American companies were proud to lend and hand and align themselves with the couple and their 8 children. The story was so compelling that TLC brought you their day-in-day-out story straight to your home…weekly even. You got to spend some quality time with Jon & Kate and their 8 while sharing quality time with your own family. You could share in their ups and downs and thank goodness that you weren’t in the same predicament. Even more exciting was watching the 8 little munchkins grow and HOW Jon & Kate made it work.
Well…truth is…IT DIDN’T WORK. Jon and Kate fell into the same trap that 60% of all married couples fall into…”wow, didn’t think they really meant for better or worse” and “Oops…we had kids?” = DIVORCE. Now that we see that our cherished valiant couple aren’t infallible after all…the voyeurs have had their fill of Jon & Kate– It’s time to cross them off the dessert menu! With their
failing failed marriage and tabloid rumors, everyone has gotten over the last euphoric first 5 years, quickly. Even the government wants a piece of the once cute family — by investigating violation of Child Labor laws? If this is true, you have to ask yourselves a few poignant questions…why now at this stage in the game? It’s been five years!! Have child labor laws changed drastically in the past 5 years? Where was the government 5 years ago?
We have a habit of making celebrities. There would be nothing wrong with that if we didn’t make them and then abandon them when they are not living up to our expectations.
The Gosselins: We built them up, now it’s time to tear them down — like we always do. Americans…so predictable when their bored.
Don’t get mad at me…I’m just tellin’ it like T-I-Tiiz!