Before I write this post. Let me preface this by saying… I know that I obviously added to the problem by tuning into the “Jon & Kate Big Announcement” show.
But lets talk Morals.
TLC, do you have any morals left? honestly?? or did you sell your soul to the devil? Im thinking its very possible. You are a Family Friendly Channel… what you are standing by, documenting and cashing in on is the distruction of a family. True that your program once brought them great fame and fortune, however right now that same fame and fortune is clearly leaving greater (and more permanent) damage to 6 very young and innocent children. Would Jon and Kate still be together had it not been for the fame, etc— maybe, maybe not. That is not really the point.
The point is your show is enabling the exploitation of these kids. Divorce is hard enough, but to add a camera to it– for all the world, neighbors, and friends to see. Are you prepared for paying for 6 lifetimes of counseling? Its TERRIBLE… and just when I thought TLC couldn’t sink any lower— THEY DID. The Jon & Kate – a family in turmoil “SPECIAL”?? Is that REALLY NECESSARY?
And in every interview Jon and Kate say over and over “everything is for the kids”… clearly they have obviously lost touch with “reality” and are not able to focus with all the glare of the media frenzy that sounds them…. Is it not TLC’s social responsibility to
PULL THE SHOW?? or AT THE VERY LEAST say hey! lets take a break for a season or two while the family adjusts and works through this time.
And I have to say another thing that got me SO mad this episode-
THE CROOKED HOUSE people (Whom I refuse to link to AT ALL but picture to look like this:)
To me, it was the most obvious product placement I had ever seen… and to see those kids being used— donned in logo t-shirts and saying the company name OVER AND OVER .. as those guys pretended to be their friend… GROSS! ABSOLUTELY GROSS.
I was twittering during the show about this… and to my surprise I got a response from THE CROOKED people (ironic name, if you ask me) ….
They claimed they were just trying to make the kids smile, assured me they are all for kids and their happiness… and that they donate to charity etc etc. UM memo to crooked peeps… LOTS of people donate to charity— NOT a lot of people would USE children and their family’s demise to their advantage for publicity. Don’t get me wrong- their overly priced play houses were cute… Im sure they are great products– but the sleezy publicity cry? DISGUSTING…. and just to further prove my point… I decided to look into the CROOKED Twitter Timeline… and found this tweet in response to how much publicity they recieved from their appearance on J&K:
“Publicity was high enough to crash our —- site – even when we thought we were ready! “
Say Whhaaa?? no way!! I really believed they were “doing it for the kids”. ((rolling my eyes))
TLC, Jon, Kate, Crooked Sponsors— if you want to do something ‘for the kids’ let them have a healthy childhood with 2 level headed parents, and people who do not look at them with dollar signs in their eyes!