Thursday night on Bravo's Watch What Happens host Andy Cohen named Kate Gosselin the Jackhole of the Day for inviting people to spend thousands of dollars to go on a cruise with her so she can run around the ship yelling at other peoples kids.
The Royal Carribean cruise with Kate includes a private welcome cocktail party, private dinner and brunch, book signing, Q&A session, and a craft lesson. Time will tell if this cruise sails successfully or not, since as usual Kate's troubled reputation precedes her. It's a mystery why the cruise line chose Kate to entice people to sign up for the cruise when there are endless celebrities who haven't had a small fraction of the consistently negative press she's had. My guess is that she'll show up for the minimum meet-and-greet events required and not spend any time with the ship's guests unless she absolutely has to. One thing's for sure: Kate loves being treated like a celeb and apparently Royal Carribean is going all out in doing so.
Although she hasn't said who yet, Kate has said some of the kids will be on the cruise with her. I personally have no problem with Kate making money via legitimate gigs like representing a couponing site or hosting a cruise, but as with her years of TV shows, I think she should leave the kids out of it. She can call it just playing in front of the cameras as much as she wants but the fact remains, it's work in order to provide their mother and family with income, and they are still way too young, immature and inexperienced to be capable of consent. Personally I think it's sad that while the kids will have lots of happy memories of doing fun things with their dad just because he loves them, all their memories of trips with their mom are going to be tainted by the knowledge that their childhoods were being sold to strangers in order to provide income for the family.
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