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Expert Contortionist Kathie Lee Gifford Sticks Own Foot In Mouth Again

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Kathie Lee Gifford needs to not open her mouth so much … unless its to enjoy a cocktail with Hoda.

The TV personality recently spoke with Family Circle magazine and boasted about her parenting successes.

She said:

"I'm not a perfect mom, but my kids haven't been arrested, in rehab or kicked out of school, so I must be doing something right!"

Oh, Kathie!

That's not how addiction works!

Good parenting does NOT ensure your children's well-being!

Because of this recent thoughtless statement, plenty of KLG's longtime fans are turning against her with angry letters and Internet rants!

In the past few months, she insulted Aretha Franklin, humiliated Martin Short, and ostricized every parent of a child who ever made a mistake!!

Get it together, Kat! Before ALL your friends turn on you!!

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

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31 comments to “Expert Contortionist Kathie Lee Gifford Sticks Own Foot In Mouth Again”

  1. 1

    I kinda agree with what she's saying. Say what you will, she's been a good mom and here kids have stayed out of trouble. YES I do feel their upbringing was part of it.

  2. 2

    @eicarr I agree, and I HATE KLG. what's so offensive? people should chill the fuck out

  3. 3

    Nothing wrong with what she said. She should be proud of herself for raising 2 great kids

  4. dreamssweetly says – reply to this


    I'm not a KLG fan but I think she's right. You raise your kids right and you won't have to worry about any of those things. If your kid is an addict, something must have made them try it, it might not be your fault. At least she DID raise good kids.

  5. 5

    Her husband had an affair with a flight attendant a few years back, so using KLG's logic, that would make her a bad wife.

  6. carina says – reply to this


    i honestly don't think she meant it the way it came out but……. As long as I can remember she was the biggest braggart , I had a perfect childhood,life husband,kids. every sentence started with I,I, I. At any rate that all blew up in her face when her husband cheated on her with that flight attendant. She will always pat herself on the back, her biggest fan is herself.

  7. 7

    I like her…and I think she is right. No, it is not always the parents fault, but a majority of the problems come from the home. It's logical.

  8. 8

    everyone is offended with everything these days u cant say anything there is someone offended she said nothing wrong …

  9. 9

    Perez, I don't see how you managed to find controversy in what she said. Think of all the people that you've blasted over the last few years and then compare it to what KLG said.
    And your choice of adjectives "humilated & insulted"? She made a mistake about Martin Short's wife (but knew her first name-did you know Mrs Short's first name) and gave Aretha nothing but props. Go to any middle school and ask the students who Aretha Franklin is. Over 50% would not know. That is all that she said. Check the facts. Thousands of young people had to ask "who is Paul McCartney" after his Grammy appearance. Still think KLG is wrong? Get over yourself.

  10. embo says – reply to this


    You're a moron Perez, there's nothing offensive about her statement, at all! Madonna screws her fans and charges them $300 for 45 minutes and you lie and say her fans were happy, then call out this? Good grief.

  11. 11

    This article was posted on the "other" gossip site yesterday and there were a billion comments from people yelling "my relative died from drug/alcohol abuse and you think it's my parent's/aunt's/etc fault?!". For once Perez didn't make this controversy up. Also, I've heard this expression before ("My kids aren't in jail/dead/whatever so I must be doing something right"), and never thought twice. Addiction, depression, and other mental health disorders aren't something a parent causes, but a lot of kids' problems are due to poor parenting.

  12. 12

    She didn't say anything offensive. You sure are reaching lately. I can't stand the woman but I have no problem with what she said. Why should anyone pander to parents of ex-con drop out junkies?

  13. 13

    I don't like her but she is not the only one I have heard use that statement. I, myself has said that numerous times. I think that one that has the problem is the one that has this web site. Re: blondly7 – alot of the problems come from the school and the other kids that the kids choose to hang out with. Parents cant be up their kids asses 24/7 but good parenting can steer them away from the bad path to the good path

  14. 14

    She said nothing rude to Aretha Frankilin ….Ridiculous! Dear Lord what she did in the Martin Short interview was horrible and hard to watch. She never apologized for being an idiot and not being a tiny bit of a research. Her kids are still on the young side give them time!

  15. 15

    If a person becomes an addict, chances are its fail parenting..PEOPLE ARE REALLY PISSED OVER THIS? No wonder kids today are spoiled, entitled asshats..When moms get offended at that type of comment? Apparently they have to be epic failure of parents. Otherwise they would agree.

    I have lost all faith in humanity..Hopefully dec 2012 something bad happens..please

  16. 16

    2012: when fail parents can't even accept responseability. People just CANNOT or will not accept consequences to actions or take the blame. It's impossible. If you're a parent and you can't realize something is up with your child and get him/her help..Yup its your fault..

    Liberal…..love throwing personal responsibility right out the window. funny enough, the ones complaining about what she said are probably know it all PC liberal 20's something that think they know it all..Pretty sure if it, any mom of 40 years old would 100% agree with her.

  17. PEREZ IS AN IDIOT says – reply to this


    Of course good parenting has to do with your child's well-being! Are you smoking cheap drugs? Well…of course you are…probably because of your lack of parenting which in turn has made you the self-righteous asshole you are today.

  18. PEREZ IS AN IDIOT says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – Well said!

  19. 19

    Maybe she should talk about her cheating husband. Wonder if she had anything to do with that? She probably has a drinking problem too!

  20. Dan85 says – reply to this


    I didn't realize you were such an expert at parenting! Good parenting has A LOT to do with your child's well being. Is she your flavour of the month to pick on? Or is it the fact you starve yourself everyday and maybe thats clouding your judgement?

  21. 21

    I used to like her years ago but started to realize what a stupid boob she is.
    She is a typical "Born Again" hypocrite like Elisabeth Hasselcrap. It is okay for her to drink & do all the secular stuff that she does & criticize others. She refuses to ever really examine a situation & says really dumb things like what was mentioned here. Plus she talks too much. Hoda's cool KLG needs to retire. & Please don't let her sing! AWFUL.

  22. 22

    Re: Picote – Exactly!

  23. Leslie says – reply to this


    I don't see anything wrong with her statement. She's saying her kids haven't been arrested, in rehab or kicked out of school. I don't get why anyone would get upset over that. Or are ppl mad because those things HAVEN'T happened to her kids?

  24. Pat H says – reply to this


    Never say never kathy Lee. They are young yet.

  25. 25

    I truly don't think she meant this the way it sounded. People need to stop letting the media create these stupid scandals. I don't fall for it and I wish other people wouldn't fall for it.

  26. 26

    I've heard people say that a thousand times! There is NOTHING offensive about it. Of course some kids grow up to have troubles despite amazing parenting, but I bet if there was some way to make a list and compare you would see more bad kids from bad parents than bad kids from good parents. There is something really wrong with the world when a woman can't be grateful that she's raised her kids well and they're doing alright. I was raised by my grandmother and she must have said to her friends a hundred times "well she's not in trouble at school, doesn't sleep around, is respectful - i must be doing something right" and you know what? She was!

  27. 27

    And the Aretha thing, well that kind of it fair to say. I love music and have much respect for the trailblazing that woman did, but at 27 I have to say I only know the name of one of her songs. 15 year olds in highschool usually listen to top 10 stuff, and it's been a long time since Ms. Franklin was at the top of the charts. Forget singers from the 60's and 70's for a moment, I bet half the highschool kids today don't even know the greats from the 80's. I girl i used to work with that was in highschool had never head of Ace of Base which surprised me since they had the highest selling debut album of all time when i was a kid, but to her that was "old skool". We REALLY went from being a society that was far to undersensitive, to one that you can't even look at twice without someone screaming some form of discrimination of heartache.

  28. bill says – reply to this


    Oh what she said isn't that bad. I get it. Give her a break!

  29. James says – reply to this


    There is really nothing wrong with Kathie Lee's statement. Despite the fact that children undoubtedly develop their own individual personalities, parents (should) play a major role in shaping their children through proper parenting. While that does not guarantee a "perfect child", it certainly helps.

    And if Kathie Lee's children have never been to rehab or jail, then yes, she is doing something right. In addition to just being lucky to have good kids.

  30. Lisa Marie says – reply to this


    OK Kathy Lee you MUST b a terrible wife because your husband cheated on you!!!!! U have no idea what a drug addiction is and I pray you never do!!!! It is sad to say if you want to live by assumptions then I will do the same in you case. Honestly you have never appealed to me and I actually felt SORRY for you when you husband did all that NASTY stuff!!!!! I can now see that you deserved it all. My son is recovering addict thank the Lord!!!! What he chose to do had nothing 2 do with me. It had nothing to do with how he was brought up. I am a single mother and DAMN proud of it.

  31. neg says – reply to this


    to all those parents who agree w/Kathy Lee's comment that good parenting keeps kids out of trouble and drugs, they are obviously as ignorant about this disease as she is. good parenting does not keep kids off drugs. addiction runs in families, addiction is a disease. she better hope this doesn't happen to her kids - it's never too late for it to happen Kathy Lee. do you think you're in the clear? Have another cocktail, Kathy and get educated before you open up your mouth about something you know nothing about and are stereotyping parents. and the same to those ignorant people who have no idea. Have another cocktail with Kathy Lee! Oh that's ok because it's legal, right? Kids don't see their parents drinking, right? Give me a break!