Kate Gosselin has been at the center of quite a few controversies lately. There was one last week over the picture of her mocking Asians, and there have been several over her finances and child support, especially involving her ex-husband, Jon Gosselin.
Right now, I’m curious about how Kate actually makes money. As far as we know, Kate hasn’t had a proper job since the one where she blogged about coupons – or something. She recently sued Jon for back child support, even though he’s pretty much broke.
Basically, the only reason she’s been in the media lately is because of controversy. Does that have anything to do with the recent trend of her tweets? Before, we used to get a lot of philosophical statements about life and fortune, and Kate’s sometimes sanctimonious judgment on random topics. Now, all we’ve gotten has been tweets about her children.
Her most recent tweet read, “Alexis: can I have a credit card? (Fortunately I realized she meant a ‘fake’ plastic one that comes in mail for ‘your name here’ whew!)” That’s pretty much in line with all of her tweets over the past month. Is this her new PR strategy? Tweet about her kids enough that people will forget about everything else? Or maybe she thinks that if she demonstrated how interesting her family is, they’ll be invited back on another reality show?
It’s not out of the ordinary, and at this point, she needs anything she can to keep her relevant. Her ex-husband has already faded into obscurity, and she can’t afford to let that happen to her. I assume most of her current income comes from residuals, but how long will that last? Probably not very long.
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