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

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├óΓé¼Γäóm quite certain that I├óΓé¼Γäóm the last person that could be called a racist… In this family, we don├óΓé¼Γäót 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├óΓé¼┬ª..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├óΓé¼Γäós normal to talk about and even ├óΓé¼┼ôexaggerate├óΓé¼┬¥ 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.]

Jun 25, 2013 4:05pm PDT

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