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In Defense of This Kate Gosselin <I>Access Hollywood</I> Clip (Shudder) We make fun of Kate Gosselin a lot around here, because this is the internet and that's what we do, and for good reason: she and her husband are the worst. We all know this. But the one thing that I have always noticed about Kate is that she does take care of her impossibly enormous child army. Even when she's damaging them psychologically by sniping at her lazy husband who refuses to do anything but be a miserable zombie, she does appear to have a genuine investment in tending to their needs -- feeding them surprisingly healthy meals, cleaning up all their barf, quelling their disputes, getting them dressed, etc. She's got a shitty attitude and she's allowing them to be exploited on television, but I honestly don't think she wants them to be deprived of basic necessities like water.

Which is why I'm actually going to defend her behavior in this Access Hollywood b-roll clip that's been circulating today, which basically the entire internet wants her head over. Watch, if you haven't already:



Honestly, I think she was so focused on keeping the kids seated and on task for the interview that she didn't even process what Mady was saying. And even if she did hear it at some level, with that many little kids, you give one kid a drink, then they all want a sip, and then there's chaos and the interview setup is all messed up. Should children have to do Access Hollywood interviews? Of course not. Does this automatically mean that she doesn't care whether Mady dies from dehydration or not? Of course not. I still think she's generally horrible, but not every single thing she does is pure evil just because it's her and we hate her. I think this was a stressed out mom moment that people are using as an excuse to make wild "Take her children away!" statements for schadenfreude value.

Holy crap, I can't believe I just defended Kate Gosselin's parenting. The internet is a very evil place indeed.

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