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Kate Gosselin Uses Bi-Racial Children To Deflect Charges Of Racism, Says 'Asian Impression' Made Korean Ex Smile

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kate gosselin defends herself amid racism criticism after slanting eyes for pic

Kate Gosselin is definitely not a racist, at least according to Kate Gosselin.

The reality mom came under scrutiny today when an image surfaced of her slanting back her eyes with her fingers, presumably in an effort to poke fun at the totally asinine Asian stereotype.

She wants you to know it's all a big misunderstanding, though. It was all in good fun and the pic was never supposed to see the light of day!!!

Hmm, we're not sure it's cool to mock an entire continent full of people just because you didn't think anyone would find out.

In her statement, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 star said she's immune from these allegations anyway because of her eight half-Korean kids and Korean ex-husband, Jon Gosselin.

Uh, for real?!

Kate argues:

"I married an Asian. I have eight biracial children therefore I’m quite certain that I’m the last person that could be called a racist… In this family, we don’t see color or preference, we see qualities and hearts. Those photos taken on my phone were later uploaded to be saved on the home computer…..the same source of other private information that was taken and has since been made public, without my consent."

Uhhh, we're totally sad you privacy got violated — thatz NOT okay — but we aren't sure the rest of your argument holds water?

Just because you married an Asian man, or have half-Asian children, or have an Asian best friend or whatever doesn't mean you're immune from the trappings of bigotry!!!

She continued:

"It’s normal to talk about and even “exaggerate” the feature differences between family members of a biracial family as they are noticed by curious growing children within the family. These types of discoveries and at home discussions are a normal part of being a loving accepting biracial family and it does not make any of us prejudice!"

That point actually makes sense!

Raising children is hard, raising eight is even harder, and we're sure it's even tougher to try to explain to them why Mommy and Daddy don't look alike.

Read Kate's entire apology statement of clarification (below):

Clarification on my personal photo that was stored on our “home computer,” that recently surfaced and was released to the public, without my permission:

This was a happy memory of mine. It was a happy time for me and Jon, smiling and “goofing off” together. Jon and I were opening fan mail together one afternoon — which often filled the garage of our Elizabethtown home — and when we opened this plastic Asian dress up wig sent from a caring fan, we smiled, each taking turns posing in it and snapping photos (on my phone) of each other. Naturally, I “slanted” my eyes to show him my best Asian impression, which made him smile.

Evidently, a fan sent it for me to wear so that I too could “be Asian” like the rest of my family. At that time, a common topic of our show was “everybody’s Asian” — except for mommy, so a thoughtful fan figured she’d help me look Asian too! It’s normal to talk about and even “exaggerate” the feature differences between family members of a biracial family as they are noticed by curious growing children within the family. These types of discoveries and at home discussions are a normal part of being a loving accepting biracial family and it does not make any of us prejudice!

I married an Asian. I have eight biracial children therefore I’m quite certain that I’m the last person that could be called a racist. I learned to cook Korean foods from Jon’s mom and grandmother. I couldn’t be more proud of my eight beautiful children and wouldn’t change anything about them or their heritage. They are absolutely perfect just the way they are.

God loves each of us equally. We are each created perfectly in His eyes. In this family, we don’t see color or preference, we see qualities and hearts. Those photos taken on my phone were later uploaded to be saved on the home computer…..the same source of other private information that was taken and has since been made public, without my consent.

The blaring fact that remains is that a personal photo that left a warm and happy memory, was taken and misused without my permission and opportunistically turned into something that it never was intended to be.

[Image via Twitter.]

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38 comments to “Kate Gosselin Uses Bi-Racial Children To Deflect Charges Of Racism, Says 'Asian Impression' Made Korean Ex Smile”

  1. Sara says – reply to this


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    How is this racist? Is it a secret that Asian's eyes are slanted. Is she yelling I hate Asians while making her eyes slanted? People will pick at anything. It's ridiculous she even has to defend herself for this.

  2. Rose says – reply to this


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    They do so because of squirrelly idiots like Perez.

  3. Western logic says – reply to this


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    Stfu Perez. The world needs to lighten the fuck up and not get so sensitive over these issues. I'm not Asian but my Asian friends don't give a shit if I do that.



  4. 4

    GIVE IT UP!!! THIS IS REDICULOUS. WOW , SOMEONE IS EXTREMELY MONEY HUNGRY(PEREZ) AND IS TRYING TO START CONTROVERSY WHERE THERE IS NONE!

  5. Ariane says – reply to this


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    She's RIGHT!!! Everything for you now is "racist", GROW THE F*CK UP!!! I love you Perez, but you're being a complete IDIOT!



  6. 6

    i don't like kate gosselin at all but the PC stuff is bullshit.

  7. HUNG says – reply to this


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    Perez, this isn't racist. I'm bi-racial with a white mother and asian father and I wouldn't be offended if my mom did this.

  8. SHAME ON PEREZ! says – reply to this


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    Look at HER FACE. That is NOT a MOCKING smile, it is PLAYFUL. This picture is YEARS OLD and Perez is stirring the shit, on the back of Paula Deen hype about Deen using the N word controversy. Perez, you are becoming as desperate as the Lohans. Ewwwww.



  9. 9

    So let me get this straight. If Jon was African-American and she was wearing blackface, people would be okay with that?
    If someone were making these faces at the G children we'd be up in arms.

  10. countvalek says – reply to this


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    Note to Perez: FIRE YOUR website contributers! She is not pulling her eyes back to fulfill a stereotype. Seh is doing it to replicate an ACTUAL PHYSICAL TRAIT. Stereotypes are based off of perception due to a majority, not a GOD GIVEN TRAIT THAT 100% of asians have. Also, as a white man with an asian wife, we do often joke at our ethnicities. If you can't laugh at yourself and the people you love, who can you laugh at.

  11. sc says – reply to this


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    She's a fucking idiot. Way to be a classy role model as to what is okay and acceptable from others to your children. Any good parent with okay some idiot making "non-racist" slanty eyes at their half-Asian children. All in good fun, right? If those were my kids, I'd teach them how to defend myself from rejects like her. Poor little kiddies. Half trash. Don't have much of a chance at all.

  12. kRISTEN says – reply to this


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    Not a fan of Kate Gosselin, but this isn' racist or offensive at all. My best friend is asian and yah sometimes you poke fun at each other. It's playful, not racist. People need to shut the eff up and stop pointing out each others faults. AS IF PEREZ NEVER made"slanty eyes" in his life. Biggest bully out there. Your site is getting more and more ridiculous. You went from being a huge as$Hole, to being the little b!tch tattle-tale. LAME.

  13. dooo says – reply to this


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    Jon is 1/2 Korean, so the kids are 1/4 Korean. Get your shit right Perez.

  14. RHONDA says – reply to this


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    i agree with everyone who says its a joke. She's just having fun. lighten up world. she has asian kids, settle down. Racism is for those who chose to see it and talk about it PEREZ

  15. MMM says – reply to this


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    GET OVER IT!!!!! geez… people now a days are so dramatic about everything.

  16. sassipants says – reply to this


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    we now live a world that can not even joke or play around anymore. We are all so scare to say the wrong thing to the wrong person for fear that we will say or do something that may cause reaction or spark someone's outrage. We as a society walk on egg shells yet we are celebrating a$$wipes every chance we get. We as a society need to get our priorities in check and raise our babies to strong men and women. We need to stop judging others and start with ourselves and worring what is happening in our home, our neighborhood, community. When we start saying someone is racist based on a silly pic that her former Korenan husband took as a fun and silly pic is just that, silly. All the fun of being HUMAN is gone. We are now a human race that has to watch every step and everything we say. But we still idolize women beaters, reality stars, drunks, teen pregnancies, just losers are across the board. And so what if my spelling sucks. You are still reading it and even though you will not admitt to it, you are agreeing.



  17. 17

    Who gives a shit?! She's joking and she did marry a man from Asian descent, so clearly she is not racist. People need to lighten the fuck up about everything. "Poor me, I am SO offended!" Enough already. Grow some balls and move on. People should especially stop pretending to be so offended by celebrities. They are idiots, not role models. Hollywood glamour disappeared decades ago. Now, we have Lohan, Bynes and Cyrus to entertain us or women who steal other womens husbands. And if you have to look up to a celebrity AS your role model…then clearly someone else has not done their job. And Perez, you were the biggest bully for YEARS. Your hypocrisy is laughable, not admirable.



  18. 18

    Is she making fun of her ex-husband… or her children?

  19. samdavid says – reply to this


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    i think the issue lies with the people who see this as racist. asians have smaller eyes, and often dont have the eyelid that white people, and other ethnicities, possess. they even have surgery to get the eyelid they are lacking…so what's the big deal? i mean really, this is stupid.



  20. 20

    This pic is soooo old. Her ENTIRE family is asian. She was making fun of a nation she was trying to blend in with a private family moment that made her asian kids happy.

  21. Gianna says – reply to this


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    People are soooo ridiculous and looking for ANYTHING to make a dishonest buck!!! She clearly is having fun and knows her children are part Asian and is playing with that concept! Opportunists are so digusting!!! Where is @bullyville to help go after the perpetrators? This is nonsense and her kids are gorgeous…absolutely gorgeous!!!

  22. jessiemoon says – reply to this


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    How is this racist? and how is slanting her eyes "perpetuating an asinine stereotype?" Asians having slanted eyes is not a stereotype you idiots! It's a fact!! As much as I hate kate gosselin, this is just effing stupid! That's like calling African Americans having dark skin a stereotype… ??fkng ridiculous!

  23. fiona says – reply to this


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    Lighten up, world! There's lots more worthy things to be offended by!

  24. ladydi says – reply to this


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    Hi Perez! I've been in Philly with my kids,,,assuming you care.
    My grandson is bi-racial (Korean-white) and I have to say I DID find that Kate pic offensive. As it is, folks always ask if he was adopted. NO. He is my biological grandchild and he is drop-dead gorgeous and I love him more than the air that I breath.
    And, btw Perez, your son is as cute as a button.

  25. CX says – reply to this


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    Get off your fucking high horse Perez. Nearly everything you do is offensive yet youre the first person to point fingers when someone does something you consider wrong.

  26. dddff says – reply to this


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    There is nothing racist going on here. So what she made a stupid gesture with her eyes. Not every things needs to be blown out of proportion. The only thing she should be ashamed of is her horrible tan lines.

  27. The Matrix says – reply to this


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    Perez is now a jack booted enforcer of political correctness. Say the wrong thing, use the wrong words, or think wrong thoughts and Perez will search and destroy,

  28. hayley says – reply to this


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    I dont even like her, but wow, this is not racist…it's a joke, people need to chill out…

  29. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    Go Kate! She is not being racist at all.
    Perez, the PC stuff is SO last decade. Get over it OK?



  30. 30

    Hmm, we're not sure it's cool to mock an entire continent full of people just because you didn't think anyone would find out.

    WOW !!!!!
    You are at an all time low, Perez !!!!
    Can't wait someone sues you for all you're worth.



  31. 31

    Asians have slanted eyes. We all know this. Let's move on



  32. 32

    "Hmm, we're not sure it's cool to mock an entire continent full of people just because you didn't think anyone would find out." Nobody cares what your opinions are homo. You post shit like this to bully people and to profit at the expense of others. Every time you do this you get told, but you're too greedy and too full of yourself and too stupid to cut it the fuck out. You are a loser, Mario, and we all see what you're doing here. You aren't nearly smart enough to disguise your shitty intentions.



  33. 33

    Re: ladydi – Shut up Perez; making alts so you can post support for your retarded positions is pretty pathetic. When you've hit this low, it's time to reverse course, loser.

  34. Rachel says – reply to this


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    I'm Korean and am not offended. It's obviously all done in good humor. My Cuban boyfriend and I make jokes about him being Latin and me being Asian, all the time. What's more offensive is the fact that they sent a Japanese sumo wrestler bun wig when Jon is actually Korean…. which stillllllllll isn't even a big deal.

  35. what says – reply to this


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    First of all, Kate did not marry an Asian as Jon Gosselin is 1/2 Asian. 2nd, her kids are not biracial or 1/2 Asian like all media said. if Jon the dad is 1/2, does that not make the kids 1/4 Asian????? I don't understand how most people clapping on and buyig Kate's bs excuse of skewing her ex and her kid's race in her favor to deflect Asian mocking gesture.

  36. what says – reply to this


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    Re: Rachel – Jon is not Korean. He's only 1/2 Korean-American with the kids only being 1/4 Korean Americans at the most. Stop pretending you're aKrean chick with a Cuban bf.

  37. jon says – reply to this


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    Re: Sara – instant face life, actually made her better looking..

  38. jon says – reply to this


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    Re: Sara – how is it not racist?? if asians started oepning their eyes wider with their fingers whilst looking slightly more thick in the head,, everytime they saw white people would that be accpetable?? lol