Friday, May 29, 2009

Take that, Jon and Kate!!!

I feel a little bit vindicated today. I feel a little bit like my snarky bitterness is actually a clever ruse disguising my excellent judge of character. Why? Because I have always disliked Jon and Kate and their 8. Ok, I don't dislike the children... but I have disliked/couldn't be paid to watch/would rather gouge my eyeballs out than have to partake in the TV show Jon and Kate Plus 8. My friends watch it (yeah I know... they have questionable taste). My friends raved about their marital bliss amongst their litter, and they stared in awe of their organizational ability and I bah humbugged it all. I said bah to their marriage. I said bah bah to their organization of 8 kids, and I said bah bah bah (yes, I turned into a sheep) when it came to exploiting their 8 kids on a TV show. And now the truth is out. Their marriage is a dung heap, their organizational skills are a farce and the poor kids are still exploited on TV. I'm doing the "na na na na boo boo" dance as we speak.

Suddenly its Jon and Kate Plus 8 Plus Hoochie Plus Smarmy Body Guard. I am not sure that will all fit onto my TV Guide, but it has a certain ring to it, I think. I find it interesting that only now that we learn that Jon isn't Mr. Mom incarnate and Kate isn't Wife of the Year, people are starting to wonder about the merits of having itsy bitsy children on a reality show. (Just wait Tori Spelling and your Hollywood shenanigans.... this blog will come after you, too, someday). Is it healthy? Uh... duh??!?! Fame for no reason has done wonders for the likes of Paris Hilton, Spencer and Bimbette Pratt and Anna Nicole Smith, so why not force 8 unsuspecting children into the limelight without their permission. Really? What could go wrong? Insert worst case scenarios here.

Suddenly, the media machine has decided that maybe reality shows made up of infants isn't such a good idea. Gee, ya think?!?!?! Maybe, just maybe... they should have normal lives with normal parents who aren't posing for the camera in their brand spanking new GI Jane inspired spiky hair cuts. Maybe Jon and Kate should spend more time raising their kids than mugging for cameras and ducking paparazzi with their lovers. And seriously, you organizational wonders you, when do you have time to have affairs with 8 kids? I have three kids and I haven't had time to take a bath in 3 years, let alone get it on with my fella on the side. Maybe they just let the cameras run and watch TLC from their love shacks? Its like Nanny Cam but better! I have a video monitor for Jack... maybe I should take that with me next time I am trolling the bars for some action. Then again, maybe I will just keep my unclean butt at home raising my kids... where I belong.

5 comments:

mom seeks life said...

I totally agree with all of the above and think parading children in the media is such a selfish thing to do. They don't ask for any of it. There was a case in the UK recently where a well known journalist and novelist wrote a book about her teen's dope smoking etc and he has completely turned against her because he says he has spent his whole life being written about for her profit.
These celebrity kids are just forced into an unhealthy and weird world way too early. I don't even use my kids' real names or try to show their faces on my blog because it's not their choice to write a blog it's mine and I need to respect their privacy. As for using your kids to sell magazines, tv shows etc, it's just disgusting.
And that programme is horrible. I've never sat through more than a few pointless minutes. Yuk!

Amie said...

They were talking about them on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliette and someone referred to Kate's hair cut as a reverse mullet...

Any way...I never watched the show because I found Kate so mean and bossy I couldn't stand it, I did start watching a little last season. I totally agree...it's not good for their kids, and the same goes for Tori and Dean and whatever that diva of a designer that is responsible for Baby Phat too...having your kids be stars of your reality show just isn't the best idea.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Mom seeks life and Amie - Why are we so much smarter than the TV viewing population that actually watches that show???

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

I have to admit that I have watched the show, and was somewhat in awe of what they seemingly accomplished. However, now I am just really sad, and a bit disgusted by it all. And I really don't like either of them.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Mary - Me either, although I did read a comment yesterday that was all "poor Jon, his wife is a bi-atch" but I am not sure that villification of Kate is fair. Then again, I don't know her. Maybe she is a female woofer.