As my dear readers may recall, back in May 2011 Kate Gosselin was followed on Twitter by someone proudly professing to be a pedophile. I tweeted about it here and the story was picked up by several national news outlets. There was some suspicion among the pro- and con-Kate blogs that the offender was just a Khater planted to stir more brown stuff online. The offender, fictional or not, was quickly removed from Twitter.
This scenario was allegedly repeated about two months ago when rumors circulated that Kate responded to another pedophile on Twitter. The story went that someone asked how the kids were and she responded they were great. This would have been unnotable except that the avatar of the person asking was a graphic image of a male erection. Thus began a flurry of emails and blog comments questioning how Kate could be so stupid as to put her children in such danger by replying to someone who represented himself so inappropriately.
I'm all for calling Kate on her idiocy when she's earned it, which has been way too frequently over the years in my opinion. But, although I'm no wackydoodle Kate Gosselin fan, it disturbs me when rumors circulate without verification, especially rumors this seedy. I've been trying to track down evidence of Kate's latest Twitter brush with a pedophile for the past two months and can find nothing more than discussions about it. So my suggestion to all of us is to not get all riled up about something that we don't even know is true. On the other hand, if you have a screen shot of this abomination send it to me and I'll publish it here as well as blogging about it on Technorati where it will be sure to get lots of attention.