Kate Gosselin spanking her kid counts as news now

June 17th, 2009 // 72 Comments

Like most religious parents, Kate Gosselin believes in spanking the everliving fuck out of her kids whenever they get out of line. So, with the paparazzi on her 24/7, one of these moments was bound to be photographed and ran in the tabloids – which it did. Here’s Kate’s response via Life & Style:

“Whether the paparazzi are there or not, I am a mother first. I love my children and when they misbehave, I discipline them as I deem appropriate for the situation.”

Look, this constant media coverage is really getting out of hand. I mean, an entire exposé devoted to Kate spanking her kids? C’mon. For the record, my parents spanked me, and I turned out fine. I mean, just look at this site. It practically screams “well-adjusted.” (As well as “Boobies!”; “I hate you, Dad.”; and “Will climb out the window after sex.”)

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  1. Stuey

    @28 and 42

    28, yeah you just made that up. I work in an architectural firm and we were all spanked and we are all registered architects making a pretty penny so your crap you just said was made up.

    42, You cannot make a blanket statement because you work with kids that it does not work in your experience. I know plenty of parents who do not spank their kids and they are the worst social reject kids out there. No one wants them around because their kids are so bad. Each kid is different. My child get spanked, and not out of anger or my being tired. He is well adjusted and adores me. He also knows respect and manners and always gets complements on how well adjusted he is. My cousins who don’t spank….thats a whole ‘nother story.

  2. Shift

    @49, you’re a dumbshit.

    http://www.youareadumbshit.net for more information.

  3. Katie

    @28 you are a fucking idiot. If you have a dick go punch it really hard. If you don’t have one, I hope you get gang raped by all the executives after the board meeting. In the ass. You are a stupid piece of shit.

  4. cheezy_poof

    My mother utilized the threat of spanking more than the action. Just as effective, of course as 28 said, my parents used the “redneck’s substitute for good parenting” and that is why I live in a trailer park with all the failed corporate board room execs who were spanked and got kicked out of the spazz kid club.

    *rolls eyes*

    Difference between spanking and beating.

  5. live and let live

    #51 Stuey
    Very well said! I totally agree! Because of these new age wimps that don’t deserve to be called “parents”, we’re going to be surrounded by total self entitled asshats in the coming years….very scary.

  6. Amy

    #16 You’re about as cool as taking a bath with your dad. I wouldn’t value my child by their profession (my father didn’t go to college fyi). You take everything far too literally. My statement clearly meant: shitty kid or good kid. Pick up a fucking book and stop being so jealous of the people who’ve made it in society.

  7. Casey

    Look back in the future for a moment. Sixty years ago kids had simple manners and common courtesy. They were spanked more than all of us back then. They were taught their lessons. They got it at home and at school. But now, kids are little shits because they can get away with anything. A little smack on the butt never hurt anyone. If spanking is abusive then why isn’t illegal?

  8. Gary B

    I’m still waiting for Jon to take a black gay lover and name him Uncle Roy and then have him brutally sexually humiliate Kate. Which is what this kid needs.
    Why is it that religious parents tend to be the most brutal, where does the bible tell you to be a total prick to your kids.

    Spanking is just an easy way out for lazy parents who want to feel like they are doing their job but do not want to out anything but minimum effort.

  9. Toolboy

    As a guy who almost always banged chicks out of his league in high school, I would like to thank those parents who were too strict on their girls. The daughters of teachers, preachers and cops were always on my list, they couldn’t wait to rebel against their parents, just like in Footloose.
    Spanking as a form of discipline should be just that, discipline and not done in anger. If the child views you as their Alpha, you should not have to lay a hand on them. Showing anger during discipline makes you weaker in their eyes. Remember, Exercise, Discipline and then Affection. Walk your child for 20 minutes every day!
    Cesar (Toolboy) Milan

  10. Gando

    I know it’s difficult with 8 kids but i’m against slapping kids,even the so called ‘correcting’ slaps.

  11. Darth

    Only eye contact is enough if you’ve a good understanding of your kid.

  12. Galtacticus

    Are we against spanking the bottoms of adult girls too?

  13. live and let live

    57. Casey
    EXACTLY! And people wonder why most kids are assholes these days….things sure have changed.

  14. mrmr

    ….. this was posted because…..

  15. Canadian Girl

    I know where I live it is against the law to slap your child..no matter what the situation is. I was slapped as a child and hell some of them I did deserve but there are other ways to discipline a child without physically slapping them and to make matters worse embarrass the child by doin it in front of people with cameras. Some situations I will agree a child should get spanked, But I personally dont spank my child I talk to her and send her to her room… but I also have never been in a situation where I would think it was” appropriate” to spank her. I also dont have 8 children and cameras following my ass everywhere and going through the situation she is with her family life… so I cant say what I would do in her shoes. Actually nobody knows what they would do cause they arent in her situation and to judge somebody so harshly for something that didnt concern them is kinda crazy if you ask me. She’s just being a mom and mothers are human and allowed to make mistakes like everyone else.. maybe what she did was right or maybe it was wrong but I am not God so I dont feel like I should pass judgement on her its not my place and its nobody else’s either. You wanna pass judgement and talk shit about people go look up all the abuse cases on youtube where these poor little kids were beat so bad by their parents that they are either dead or in critical condition. I just cant get over how much drama there is over a child being spanked when there are kids that are getting abusedt and molested and neglected and it seems like they are forgotten about but take somebody thats a familar face and let them spank there child and people act like she commited the worse crime ever.

  16. Canadian Girl

    I know where I live it is against the law to slap your child..no matter what the situation is. I was slapped as a child and hell some of them I did deserve but there are other ways to discipline a child without physically slapping them and to make matters worse embarrass the child by doin it in front of people with cameras. Some situations I will agree a child should get spanked, But I personally dont spank my child I talk to her and send her to her room… but I also have never been in a situation where I would think it was” appropriate” to spank her. I also dont have 8 children and cameras following my ass everywhere and going through the situation she is with her family life… so I cant say what I would do in her shoes. Actually nobody knows what they would do cause they arent in her situation and to judge somebody so harshly for something that didnt concern them is kinda crazy if you ask me. She’s just being a mom and mothers are human and allowed to make mistakes like everyone else.. maybe what she did was right or maybe it was wrong but I am not God so I dont feel like I should pass judgement on her its not my place and its nobody else’s either. You wanna pass judgement and talk shit about people go look up all the abuse cases on youtube where these poor little kids were beat so bad by their parents that they are either dead or in critical condition. I just cant get over how much drama there is over a child being spanked when there are kids that are getting abusedt and molested and neglected and it seems like they are forgotten about but take somebody thats a familar face and let them spank there child and people act like she commited the worse crime ever.

  17. Deb

    Kate is a pig.

  18. Deb

    She is worthless. I shudder to think what she does to these children when the camera is off. The humiliation that these children endure is heart-wrenching.

  19. Sabrina

    I am a mother of a child who has come home from visiting her father for a weekend…returning with second degree burns (which have left PERMANENT marks on her!), bruising literally all over her back, and an ear that was completely black around the top edge from “falling off a counter”. All of these injuries didn’t receive a second look from the police man who took the report, from the hospital that examined her and treated her and SAID that was abuse, or from the DFS workers who claimed it was accidental injuries. But a mother spanks her child who deliberately disobeyed her without leaving a mark and it’s nationwide coverage! I’m disgusted by when and where our country can decide if a child is being “abused” or just “punished”. I do not believe that Kate is abusive in any way to those children. I agree with whoever said to check out youtube videos. Where were all of you when those children were kicked to death, or burned in their bathtubs, or beaten with a belt till their skin broke and they bled and then beaten more for crying? Where were your concerns when a 3 year old girl was buried while the person who smashed her head in on a wall is sitting on his couch off on bail? #67 says Kate is a Pig. #68 says she is worthless. If you’re going to take a stand about a situation, be sure it’s for the right reasons. Not because some low rate wanna be journalist or photographer says so.

  20. If you don’t spank your kid your a friend not a parent, have fun paying your son’s chiold support when they knock a chick up at 14, or raising your daughters baby to have it think it’s her sibling when she gets knocked up at 15. Hahaahahaha time-out……… at first I was like what? then I lol’d!

  21. Slum Dawg

    I’m waiting for the Kate vs Jon slapfest, followed by a spectacular OJ style finale.

  22. hey i think it was wrong for kate to hit her kids but every body makes mistkes and i dont like jhon so im on kates side and jhon should stop fucking other girls

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