I don’t think that I have talked about the Jon & Kate + 8 fiasco but I am sure my two cents couldn’t hurt or help this train wreck in process. These two are purportedly making seventy five grand an episode and they are squabbling over continuing this epic voyeurism gone bad. I find this whole thing to be a total joke. Not only are they hurting their children but they don’t even seem to care.
But, shouldn’t we now be talking about the fact that this is another guy who ISN’T black leaving his children fatherless. And yes he left them moved to another state and shacked up with some young chippie. Dude makes eight babies and then just leaves the baby momma all high and dry. Yet, ask Obama and he would place Jon squarely in the black community.
Yes, by all counts there are far more single mothers of the Caucasian persuasion than in any other race. But, it just feels better to point the finger of values at black folks. This whole family reeks of the same stereotypes that they love to place on the black races door step. We see an over bearing loud mouthed argumentative woman (white), a cheating loser with eight kids whom he has abandoned. Both of them fighting and arguing over money. We see a couple of people who have put their love of money before the welfare of their family.
Yet to let Bill Cosby tell it, this lady is Shaniqua. Oh, just with more money. They can’t provide for their kids either, at least not without TLC. That is the reason they are doing a television show. Made eight babies and can’t take care of them. And now that Jon the dad has gotten used to his jet setting money spending ways he is beside himself with anger that they wish to cut him off. And now he is trying to throw his wife under the bus even though the money she gets is supporting his children.
I guess he feels entitled to this handout from TLC even though he is no longer in the picture. Or maybe he feels that if he can’t have a cut of the cash his kids shouldn’t either. I mean we all know that the bum doesn’t work anymore. And how much is he paying in child support again? The man has sued saying that TLC is no longer welcome in his home even though he has made his home in an upscale New York bachelor pad and a new woman to go with it.
He claims that the TLC show is no longer good for his children. Uh, WTF? Was his leaving his kids to shack up with some other woman good for his kids? Was sleeping with the babysitter good for his kids? Was saying horrible things about his kids mother on national television good for his kids? Not to mention just a few weeks ago he said that he felt the show was good for his kids. What happened since then? Oh yeah, they said he was no longer going to be on the show. How ridiculous.
I don’t know why I even care since I don’t watch the show and thought it was ridiculous to begin with. I personally feel that this is the epitome of what is wrong with reality television. It serves no purpose for me to want to know or care about what they do in their daily lives. I have enough reality in my own life to care. There are probably millions of people with eight or more kids. My mom’s family had nine kids, my dads family just as many and my significant others family had ten kids. So what?
Anyhow, I thought I would just weigh in on this crap because in all sincerity I was sick to death of hearing the updates on which freaking parent was crying, whining and singing the blues to this or that reporter about the horrible mess that is their ex-spouse. Do they think that maybe just maybe one day their children will grow up and see these public displays of hate? I am sure they will, just as surely Madonna’s children will grow up and see their mommy’s naked body in a book.
What will these kids say? Or will they already be so screwed up it won’t matter? We see all too well what happens when families are dysfunctional. But hey, we allow people such as these to make their mistakes and do their dirt without maligning their entire race. Maybe we should take the same approach with others and their stupidity as well. But we know better. All we can look forward to is this voyeuristic view into the lives of Jon & Kate plus hate.