Kate Gosselin is firing back at her critics both before and after the airing of her new reality special, Kate Plus 8: Sextuplets Turn 10. The reality star is being heavily criticized for “dragging” her eight children back into the spotlight all in the name of throwing a birthday party. Was the two-night special a good idea for Kate? It would seem like Kate’s getting more criticism for following through than for giving her kids a “day they will always remember.”
Just days before the Kate Plus 8 special was set to air, critics were commenting on the fact that Kate is forcing her children to follow through and take part in this new reality TV special. Kate talked with Access Hollywood and said otherwise.
“I would not have signed up for it without asking them. … I asked them and they were overly excited and wanted to know immediately when the crew was arriving. And so we did it and oddly, it felt like we had never ended, which is interesting.”
While Kate has been telling everyone that her kids all wanted to participate in the two-night special, critics are now claiming that at least two of the kids aren’t so thrilled about being in the spotlight once again. Twins Cara and Mady, 13, allegedly act as if they want no part in the new show. According to Perez Hilton, at one point Cara allegedly says “This is stupid. This isn’t fun. I don’t want to be a part of it,” before staring at the camera and walking away.
Was this a move indicating she didn’t want to take part in the show? While many seem to agree, an earlier report by The Inquisitr suggested that the statement seems to be more closely related to taking part in planning activities for the show, not the actual show itself.
Of course critics jumped all over that debate, but does Kate Gosselin really care what everyone else has to say when it comes to her and her choices for the kids? Nope. Kate told Access Hollywood that she doesn’t care what the critics think.
“Am I concerned about other people’s opinions who have no bearing on our everyday actual lives? No. My main concern is the eight human beings who I was put in charge of raising to the best of my ability. … Do I have all the answers? The answer is no. Do I do everything right? The answer is absolutely not. Do I do my best? One hundred percent of the time.”
You can check out Kate Gosselin and her eight kids on the second part of the Kate Plus 8 special on TLC next Thursday at 9 pm.
[Image via Kate Plus 8 Facebook Page]