Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Red Cross didn't approve this one!

The Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter said they had nothing to do with Kate's recent, insensitive photo on her web site, in which she is barefoot and wearing a low cut top that blends in with a Red Cross blanket given to victims of disasters. The organization, which leans very conservative, has been getting a lot of complaints.

kateplusmy8.com

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, a conservative Republican who once worked on Elizabeth Dole's campaign for president, is the current chairman of the American Red Cross.  Thanks to Gather's Sue Buddy for giving the local chapter a call. 

Donate to the Southeastern PA's chapter here. They have lots of options, from local disaster relief, to aid to Africa. 

143 sediments (sic) from readers:

Anonymous said...

She supports the local Fire Relief Campaign by parking in fire route lanes.

bm

Administrator said...

Carrying over the conversation, but there is a lot of freedom to use a company's logo under the Fair Use doctrine and Free Speech case law.

For instance if I wanted to use the Red Cross logo as the photo for this post I could without a problem. I'm not misrepresenting anything, I'm just doing a post talking about them.

But say someone controversial like say Bernie Madoff decided to go around wearing jackets that .have the Sesame Street logo all over it You might wonder is he working for Sesame Street now, is he their spokesperson, what's going on?

You might be successful with a misrepresentation claim in that scenario. And the same with a controversial celeb who makes herself appear half naked wrapped in your blanket.

Busted, big-time, yeah.... said...

Kate looks utterly ridiculous and desperate in that picture.

Lee said...

Moving over from previous thread:

That picture of Kate wrapped in a Red Cross blanket looking nude and trying to look seductive is truly offensive. It's not enough that she's her own PR disaster, now she has to drag a charitable organization into her nasty little world.

Who does that? Who associates themselves publicly with a self-promotional photo without even contacting the organization to coordinate efforts?

What a disgusting piece of work she is. I'll bet the Red Cross is just thrilled to be spending time dealing with the fallout from this stunt.

Lee said...

Oh, and way to go, coupon website. You've got a real winner there.

Administrator said...

Readerlady, the chairman of the Red Cross is currently Bonnie McElveen-Hunter. She is definitely southern Republican. She was on Elizabeth Dole's campaign team. It does not surprise me Red Cross is leaning Republican/conservative right now.

There's no way a Dole-ite would be okay with this naked-time.

Marie said...

You know, I have to say, this was done in poor taste, ill consideration and with distasteful feelings towards a foundation that it conservative.

Isn't Kate aware of any of these things? Probably not is my guess.

This looks like a shot for a provocative calendar spread for Playboy or a personal gift one might give to a boyfriend or something of that nature I suppose, not for a charity picture. It's just tacky in my opinion here. I hope this comment doesn't break any rules or sounds to terrible by any means but that is honestly the first thing I thought of when I saw this picture. The "come hither," type is what I thought of. Sorry if that would make my comment offensive.

Administrator said...

When I make the pic small enough to fit the space, she definitely looks naked.

She's so dumb and thoughtless.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the story of this offensive picture will hit the proverbial fan by morning ensuring her plenty of "ink" while she is down under.

bm

Administrator said...

She is a perfect example of what we (my family) used to describe as CRISIS ORIENTED. She doesn't feel ALIVE unless she has some big DRAMA going on, real or imagined. Either way, she is 100% responsible for making her constant molehills into mountains. Often, she has to invent the molehill to begin with.

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Totally agree 100%. She is utterly incapable of being happy with the quiet and simple life that makes so many others of us very content. Many people, I venture to say most people, would much rather walk away from drama. And then there's the rest of them, like Kate, that make us miserable.

For as exhausted as she claims to be, these kind of people make everyone else exhausted. You walk away, you cut them off, you avoid them. Whatever you need to do.

fidosmommy said...

Also moved over from other thread.

After the "great Blizzard of 2011" that struck Kate and "cancelled" Halloween, maybe a fan sent her a Red Cross disaster blanket to keep her warm.

If so, I hope the kids all got one, too. I doubt Kate shares much.

Moose Mania said...

She's sitting in an upscale home, on a plush chair, perfect makeup, bleached hair - ostentatious. How does this represent the disaster victims who benefit from Red Cross aid? This was poorly thought out. I'm surprised she's not sitting on her LEATHER sofa with the SWIMMING POOL in the background!

SAM said...

What were Red Cross thinking = that photo would be enough to put most people off donating!!

PatK said...

It's really too bad that picture has to accompany the post. I want to hurl every time I see it!

Lee said...

fidosmommy said...

Also moved over from other thread.

After the "great Blizzard of 2011" that struck Kate and "cancelled" Halloween, maybe a fan sent her a Red Cross disaster blanket to keep her warm.

If so, I hope the kids all got one, too. I doubt Kate shares much.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

It's a lot more likely that Kate sprung for the blanket, a whole nine dollars apparently, so that she could do this promo for herself. She was probably thrilled to pieces when she thought of it.

It's not as if she'd actually contribute to a charity. The idiot didn't even bother to link to the Red Cross. The only "giving" she has ever done has apparently been completely on TLC's dime, unless you count some "donations" of her unsellable books.

Just when you think she couldn't get any worse, she manages to top herself. You couldn't make this stuff up.

Sue Buddy said...

Admin, just a slight correction. It's Sue Buddy, not Bundy.

Marie said...

What I don't understand is...how can she promote something Red Cross says they've never heard of?

Is she sponsering this in her head?

Warmth Of The Sun said...

The idiot didn't even bother to link to the Red Cross.

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I don't think that she would have been permitted to link to the Red Cross. To do that would have implied that she was their official sponsor. Admin?

Sue Buddy said...

Marie said...

What I don't understand is...how can she promote something Red Cross says they've never heard of?

Is she sponsering this in her head?
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Marie, the program is real. What they didn't sanction was Kate's picture and implication that she was a spokesperson of some sort.

Marie said...

Oh okay, sorry I really misread that then Sue. Terribly sorry!

If they didn't sanction it, could they take legal action against her? Probably not, but I'm not a lawyer.

prairiemary said...

Been gone too long, lots to catch up on.Is there any news about how many attended her awesome, ground-breaking speech? And how much she was paid?
I totally agree with every one here, that the Red Cross must be very ashamed to see little miss nobody all wrapped up like a pin-up girl in their blanket! Does kate not think of her children when she does things like this? The twins are at the age now, to be totally mortified by their mother's skanky behavior.I guess she has not yet totally lost her entire mind.She really does not have a clue.

Lee said...

Warmth of the Sun said


I don't think that she would have been permitted to link to the Red Cross. To do that would have implied that she was their official sponsor.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Anybody can link to anything they want. By staging this picture, she is implying that she is part of this campaign. Of course, that is not ethical or right or anything else appropriate.

But there's no reason she, or anyone else, can't add a link to any post or site. It's done all the time, by people who love sites, and people who hate them. No one needs permission to make a link.

Audible Click said...

I think the picture is distasteful and Kate definitely gives the impression that she is connected to the Red Cross. She is despicable, and the Red Cross may lose needed donations due to that picture and her "support" statement.

Marie said...

Or worse yet, the twins start copying Kate's behavior and how she dresses.

Administrator said...

Oops sorry about that Sue. Either way I didn't think you were related to that other Bundy! Fixed it.

afan said...

Sue, I just want to say I enjoy reading your articles. I totally agree that getting the facts is the way to go. lol, it's just that sometimes the facts are stranger than fiction. Thanks for the information. :)

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

It's not just the photo alone, but the totality of Khate's actions here. I put this comment in the last thread:



Sue Buddy said...

Administrator said...

Sue, you said that the person you spoke to thought they couldn't make KAte take the pic down.

I'm actually not sure Kate DOES have that right. She could be seen as misrepresenting her connection with the Red Cross, it could be construed as she is trying to pass herself off as a celebrity spokesperson when she is not. The Red Cross might be able to get her to take it down based on false representation.
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Good point, Admin. He certainly sounded sure that they didn't have the authority. Perhaps another phone call is in order tomorrow. I'll give it some thought.

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Sue, I would suggest that you try to have your contact there give you a name and number for a legal department, if possible. There has to be a staff attorney to look at this. It is NOT just about an innocent photo. Khate placed the photo on her home page AND placed this paragraph next to it:

Home Fire Relief Campaign

I'm happy to support American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Home Fire Relief Campaign this fall! It's exciting to be a part of the effort that will help home fire victims in my local area!


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That sure as heck looks like an attempt at misrepresentation. I noticed that she has it right above her pimping for coupon cabin.

fidosmommy said...

I have no problem with Kate posting a clickable link to the Red Cross on her site. It could generate some more cash or blood donations from new sources. Nothing wrong with that.

But the picture does make assumptions that the Red Cross has somehow linked itself to Kate Gosselin.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

The sheeple are yet again trying to cover Khate's messes for her. After nonfans attacked her for grifting for free cereal, the sheeple said they placed orders from Cascadian Farm's website and tweeted Cascadian about it. Well, they've been tweeting all night that they're donating to Red Cross since Khate "supports" them.

Lee said...

Is THIS what that paragraph says?

I'm happy to support American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Home Fire Relief Campaign this fall! It's exciting to be a part of the effort that will help home fire victims in my local area!

Wow, that sure smacks of misrepresentation, all right.

That's beyond shameless, unless it HAS been approved by the Red Cross. And if it has, shame on them.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

I also want to point out, as I did somewhere in the other thread, that I checked what Khate has that photo saved as and it's "announcement". Interesting.

Sue Buddy said...

Administrator said...

Oops sorry about that Sue. Either way I didn't think you were related to that other Bundy! Fixed it.
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LOL! No problem.

Just to explain a bit, since my first, knee-jerk reaction upon seeing the pic of Kate was that I would stop donating to the Red Cross, once I got the facts, I immediately changed my mind and hope that I can reach others who might feel the same.

I have confidence in the Red Cross and will continue to support them.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Sheesh, the sheeple work so much harder at protecting Khate and covering for her, than Khate has ever worked for herself for even one day.

Now the Imperfect Harpies are tweeting links to other celebs (Kevin Bacon, for example)that have posed in a photos with the blanket for this campaign:


Lily
LilyatIW Lily
@Sue_Buddy @Kateplusmy8 @redcrossphilly Then I think U shud recheck your source. LOL whosay.com/kevinbacon/pho…
facebook.com/photo.php?pid=…

msc said...

It's great for the charity if Kate fans want to donate for whatever reason. But in this case I think the Red Cross has to weigh the potential bad PR from Kate's actions to what they might gain in the additional donations. This misstep could snowball on Kate.

Sam said...

I don't know who is advising this woman, but they are doing dumbass job of it. Every other day, she does something to make herself look bad and desperate. She publicly mention product names and organizations that she has no ties to, why? (excuse me ladies) I call this tactic "Pissing in the wind and hope something sticks". This is definitely not the way for any known personality to get a spokesperson gig. Gilbert Gottfried is probably still kicking himself for that inappropriate "Japanese Ho's floating by from the Tsunami" tweet that got him fired from Aflac.

On the other hand, could TLC still be stringing her along until the contract expires in February 2012? Very similar to how Herman Cain is imploding in the media right now. He just gave his "I don't know who that woman is" speech tonite. Seems like the Koch Brothers advising team is letting him fail on his own before they shove him off the precipice.

Administrator said...

I looked at Kevin Bacon's blanket photo. I'm not too crazy about any celeb using the blanket. Real victims use those in real disasters. It's not an opportunity for a pinup photo. But at least he's not half naked in his.

As usual our views get twisted around. The campaign is great. It's the inappropriateness of the photo that's the issue.

msc said...

lol Sam, do you think TLC wants to be associated with Kate at this point? But I agree, Kate needs to fire her PR person, even if it's herself.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Btw, regarding my last post, the sheeple got those two photos (of Kevin Bacon and of Beth Shak, a professional poker player) only because American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania (@RedCrossPhilly on Twitter) tweeted thanks to both of them earlier today for their support. That was in response to Kevin and Beth tweeting to their followers about the campaign, both using the proper #tag on Twitter.

Note that Khate did not tweet about the campaign and RedCrossPhilly did NOT thank Khate for her "support", but sheeple are trying to make it look like Khate is simply part of this campaign. It looks more like she co-opted it as a way of getting HERSELF some attention.

Sherry Baby said...

Just to explain a bit, since my first, knee-jerk reaction upon seeing the pic of Kate was that I would stop donating to the Red Cross, once I got the facts, I immediately changed my mind and hope that I can reach others who might feel the same.


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I wonder how many non-fans feel exactly as you did when first seeing the photo and swore that they wouldn't donate to something for which Kate is a spokesperson (incorrect assumption). With the non-fans far greater in number than the sheeple, couldn't this latest stupid maneuver by Kate do more harm than good for the Red Cross?

Sherry Baby said...

I wonder whose stupid idea this was...Steve, the business manager?

New York State of Mind said...

"But there's no reason she, or anyone else, can't add a link to any post or site. It's done all the time, by people who love sites, and people who hate them. No one needs permission to make a link."

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I would think that it is when you are implying that you are somehow associated with the organization, or you are the celebrity spokesperson for them, sanctioned by them. Her statement there certainly is misleading.

Sam said...

LilyatIW is an idiot, how can you even compare Kevin Bacon an Oscar/Emmy nominated actor to Kate Nobody Gosselin? Kevin Bacon doesn't have a public image problem, Red Cross should be very happy that he tweeted for them.

Sport said...

Is that real?
YIKES.
Her head looks huge and a different color than the body and other stuff in the room. Seriously thought you had Photoshopped that one, hahaha.

How desperate does she look in that shot!
Pan out a bit and I am sure there is a roaring fire with a bear skin rug in front of it.

Administrator said...

That's the other thing--Kate is controversial. Kevin Bacon really isn't. Guess what? Kevin Bacon has already been sanctioned by the Red Cross. He did a Fire Safety video for them in 2008 they heavily endorsed. Kate is not anyone the conservative Red Cross has approved of as of yet, if ever.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/american-red-cross-partners-with-safety4kidsr-to-debut-childrens-fire-safety-dvd-56917537.html

Bibby said...

Hey y'all. I just bought a new Christmas wreath from a local Association for Retarded Citizens ( ARC ) who came knocking on my door.

I think I will wear it around my neck, nude, and pose for a photo! Then I'll post it on my blog and insinuate that they asked me to represent and be their spokesperson for fall!


My guess is, Red Cross was selling these blankets at or near the liquor store and Kate bought one...and now believes herself to be their spokesmodel. She's such a dork.

Administrator said...

Wouldn't you know it, Beth Shak has also done stuff with the Red Cross, she played poker in a benefit for them earlier this year.

They tweeted her and Kevin but not Kate? Haha.

Bibby said...

She just totally sees herself as quite the sex kitten now, doesn't she?

Good gosh, she reeks of desperation.

"Oh Hef! Looky at me Hef! See, I can be sexy...Rarrrr"

Administrator said...

Do the sheeple just literally do whatever Kate tells them to do? Jump when she says jump? Now they decide to donate to the Red Cross. There must be people here who have been donating for years, decades even, bet many people here could beat my ten years. I've given two gallons of blood.

Now the red Cross is cool. Because Kate said so!

KhakiOKC said...

Don't you wonder who took the photo? When it was taken and why her hair and make-up look professionally done? This wasn't just a quick photo from her pink Iphone...

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Admin, both Beth and Kevin tweeted their followers to support Red Cross and their campaign:

kevinbacon Kevin Bacon
Please support the red cross. This photo of me in the blanket will be in a digital gallery #phillyhomefire say.ly/EthXHA
November 7th, 6:25 PM

RedCrossPhilly Red Cross Philly
Thank you so much! MT @kevinbacon: Please support @redcross. This photo will be in a digital gallery #phillyhomefire say.ly/EthXHA
November 8th, 9:25 AM
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bethshak beth shak
I'm glad to help support The Pennsylvania Red Cross
fb.me/1rpXbyQV4
#Phillyhomefire
November 2nd, 2:57 PM

RedCrossPhilly Red Cross Philly
Thank you so much for your support! MT @bethshak: I'm glad to help support @Redcrossphilly #Phillyhomefire fb.me/1rpXbyQV4
November 8th, 9:26 AM

RedCrossPhilly Red Cross Philly
Chk out World Class poker player @bethshak showing some love for @redcrossphilly. fb.me/1rpXbyQV4 #phillyhomefire
November 8th, 7:02 PM

Note that their second tweet to Beth was this evening, AFTER they were made aware of Khate's photo on her website.

Digging for facts said...

It's not an opportunity for a pinup photo.

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Yes, it is.

"This photo of me in the blanket will be in a digital gallery #phillyhomefire"
Tweet from Kevin Bacon.

RedCross: RT @kevinbacon: Please support the red cross. This photo of me in the blanket will be in a digital gallery #phillyhomefire http://t.co/r ...
Retweeted by http://twitter.com/RedCross

You people need to do your homework. It is a digital photo gallery for phillyhomefire sponsored by Red Cross.

I think Kate was asked to post 'wrapped in a RC blanket' for their DIGITAL GALLERY.

I hope no one has to wipe any egg or crow off their face later.

Sue Buddy's contact, IMO, wasn't aware Kate was most likely ASKED to do this.

url said...

Steve probably posed her for this pathetic photo. It looks like she's wearing lingerie underneath the blanket. Hopefully, the kids were at Jon's house for the weekend when this photoshoot took place. Or is this how she spends her time "working" when the kids are at school?

Administrator said...

It's not an opportunity for a pinup photo.

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Yes, it is.

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No, it isn't. The Red Cross can invite insensitive blanket photos all they want. Doesn't mean I have to like them. And all the other celebs so far have appropriate photos. Kate is barefoot and curled up in a chair with a come hither look and looks naked at first blush. Her photo is inappropriate at best. I think when the Red Cross said they didn't endorse this, I take it to mean the almost naked part.

Administrator said...

Egg on anyone's face over Kate? That's a waste of good eggs.

Even if the Red Cross did say this is fine and dandy with them, I find the photo insensitive and inappropriate either way.

Check please! said...

Non-fan, long time reader, not a commenter, here.
I have to say it seems that the blind rage people have for this wretched beast is really starting to cloud the judgement of many.

1. There is nothing wrong with that picture! Nothing. Provocative? Please. Come hither look? Are we seeing the same picture? She's wrapped in a blanket, completely covered. How can one possibly entertain the notion that she's naked underneath? Furthermore, who cares if she is? She's covered up! Playboy spread? I have no words for the complete fail that analogy is.
You can see her ankles, is that the problem? Are we back in the 19th century?

2. Her saying she's "proud to be part of the effort..." in no way alludes to her representing or being a spokesmodel for ARC. People are making connections that don't exist. If you think she is trying to be sneaky in "aligning" herself with them, you are giving her waaaaaaaay too much credit. She is a complete and total idiot and lacks the ability to properly express herself. That's it. Her "being proud to be a part of the effort" is her way of saying she gave them some money. In her narcissistic little head, if she throws them a couple of bucks, she has done a great service and has heavily participated in some monumental way. Because naturally, everything she does is HUGE.

3. All the moaning about her never giving back except when the cameras are rolling and here's a time when she very well may have donated to a charity. (I'm sorry she's too much of an imbecile too link their donation page from her web site). If you want to think she only did it in order to brag about it and get some good PR points, then go ahead, cause that's what I think. But really, some of you are calling to complain and ask them stupid questions about some washed up reality hag? Really? The Red Cross is in the business of SAVING LIVES. And you want to take up their valuable time whining that you don't like the fact that Kate bleeping Gosselin is wrapped in a Red Cross blanket. Get a grip.

I understand everyone is entitled to an opinion. Do me the courtesy of allowing me to have mine. I think this blanket picture controversy is a load of nonsense and completely irrational.

Sam said...

Digging for facts said...

You need to get the REAL facts straight, Kevin Bacon and Beth Shek's tweets had the correct hashtags and were RECOGNIZED officially and retweeted by the Philly Red Cross, Kate's wasn't.

Go back to grazing

Baa....Baa....BLAH said...

I have to laugh how the sheeple love to come here and argue "you people..... blah blah blah".

I'm curious, do any of the non-fans go to sheeple blogs to argue with them?

Yep said...

A poster took their time to write an insightful, properly grammatized post about their opinion and the name-calling starts already.
Are we still in 3rd grade?

People, take a deep breath and behave yourselves.

We don't all have to agree but the name calling and accusations are beyond childish.

Not a good look, people.

Administrator said...

Look at Beth's photo. She is not even wearing the blanket just respectfully hold ing it up.

Check please, thank you for being respectful with your comments. Just because one person throws out a sheeple accusation Yep doesn't mean that's how everyone feels. Check, t disagree, I find the photo inappropriate and not consistent with an origination that is extremely conservative. Since so many people have at first blush had the same reaction: Wait a minute, is she naked??? that speaks volumes. It actually bothers me more that people are wearing blankets that are supposed to be victims of terrible tragedies. I think this campaign needs to be rethought for all celebs.

Of course once you look at it you can see she's not naked, but why should you even have to wonder about that for one second in a Red Cross photo! Why is the Red Cross being flooded with calls about this if it's totally appropriate? No one here said they called except Sue.

Anonymous said...

bad angle for bare feet.
with that being said...
i think the picture is misleading. i assumed she was connected to the Red Cross as a paid spokesperson when I saw the photo. knowing she isn't really makes me wonder what her angle is on this one.
does she want to be spokesperson?
did she donate?
is there an event coming up that she is assisting?
is she asking her tweeting to donate to the red cross?
is this plain and simple "look at me behavior"
did she just want steve to take her picture since she felt she looked sexy?

kate is a classic reality tv celeb. anything to get your name mentioned.

how bizarre is it that everything kate does has to be met with a side eye? it would suck to be so insincere people have to always question your motives. even worse is when people always find out what you say and what is true are far from the same.

EM

Anonymous said...

BM made a good point about kate parking in fire lanes.

EM

Administrator said...

how bizarre is it that everything kate does has to be met with a side eye? it would suck to be so insincere people have to always question your motives.

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At the end of the day, Kate did it to herself. No one is freaking out over Kevin Bacon or some other celeb named Beth I don't even know because they haven't devoted their life to exploiting their kids and using the proceeds to making a wonderful celebrity life for themselves. You assume these other celebs have good intentions and they haven't given you a million reasons Kate has to not give them the benefit of the doubt.

Kate's fault. All Kate.

TLC ship is sinking said...

I find it odd that this local Red Cross chapter is distributing these blankets, if used in disasters, for some celebrity photo promotion which Kate appears to be a part of. Are they that desperate for donations? It seems cheap and inappropriate to me.

Hearing stories and seeing photos of home-fire victims (or photos of lost homes/possessions) would pull at more heart-strings, at least mine, than seeing celebs wrapped in these blankets.

Anonymous said...

what's sad is that kate KNOWS she is polarizing. she said on dancing with the stars (back when she had a show) that 90% of her audience didn't like her. if kate has decided to base her fame on "having haters" then she should realize that things she promotes can actually have a reverse effect. by purposely striking the naked blanket pose she had to know it would stir a little controversy with her "haters"
so my question is..why bring a charity into that? if she's not an official spokesperson and she chose a photo that doesn't jive with the organizations image does she really think she is doing good for the organization by lending her name unasked? wouldn't it have been less "controversial" to just say.."i have donatated to a cause I care about..the Red Cross.." NO ONE could have an issue with that! instead she finds a way to turn her support into a little photo-op that misleads her representation. she really is a classic narcissist. i know we say it alot..but she really is.

EM

Baa....Baa....BLAH said...

The "sheeple" comments were directed at the post by "Digging for facts", not at the post by "Check please! "Digging" is the one who said "you people..." Anyone with half a brain could see that, but you're just here to try to stir up shit here, since you're all grasping for straws on Twitter and your idiotic blogs, so upset that Kate keeps getting caught screwing up,

Baa....Baa....BLAH said...

Hmm, both "Yep" and "Digging for facts" like to scold us and call us "people". LOL, typical sheeple.

Anonymous said...

now also wondering if kate bought the blanket online and considers that her "part of the effort to help home fire victims", making it true in kate-speak she assisted in their cause.
also. nice to sit in your cozy home and take a photo of the blanket when the whole point is the people who are "wearing the blanket" are WITHOUT HOMES. ugh

EM

Administrator said...

Posts that start off with You People--you all are given free reign to call them sheeple. Folks that are respectful, please respect them back.

Administrator said...

I also don't get this blanket campaign. Wouldn't it make more sense to have the blanket on stand by for actual victims?

I still think it's insensitive to those who HAVE been wrapped in a Red Cross blanket for various reasons related to an emergency, to see shiny-toothed celebs doing the same.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

The post at 10:24 by Diggin For Facts is EXACTLY what the sheeple have been saying on Twitter for hours now! Word for word, making the same exact points, including bashing Sue Buddy for "not having the facts". I hear it's also on their blogs, but I don't bother checking them. From what I hear, even if a non-kate lover wanted to post there, they wouldn't be allowed. But, we're supposed to sit back and let them post away here?

Administrator said...

It's possible the Red Cross chapter sent out 100's of these blankets to 100's of celebs in the hopes of getting one or two random tweets and photos. This happens all the time.

They didn't think they would need to send along photo GUIDELINES with their blankets. Such as, try not to look naked when you put it on. But then apparently they've never worked with Kate before.

Sam said...

Blind Rage for what? Calling out a fame whore for inappropriately posing with a disaster relief blanket? Wow, she donated $9 buying that blanket, yay, the Philly chapter is set this quarter.
All of her actions lately have done nothing to rehabilitate her image as a lazy, cheap, self center person. Problem with that photo is that it mislead people to think that she was affiliated with the Red Cross. This is a disaster relief organization, not PETA's Vegetarians are sexy campaign. She is not the webmaster for her website, she pays someone to do it, so why not post the link. Again, she's being vague and invasive, probably doesn't want people to find out how chintzy her donation was.

You want to see blind rage, go see how her 6 devoted stalkers make up stuff and blast Jon and his girlfriend on tweeter everyday. And Kate has never put a stop to it. In fact Jon is still her favorite scapegoat.

Administrator said...

Sam, not even nine bucks. You're too generous.

The blankets go for six bucks each. Kate gets a blanket for six bucks and lots of controversy with a money shot. What a deal.

https://american.redcross.org/site/Ecommerce/1598535791?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&product_id=1465&store_id=7945

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Sam, great post!

Anonymous said...

admin said...At the end of the day, Kate did it to herself. No one is freaking out over Kevin Bacon or some other celeb named Beth I don't even know because they haven't devoted their life to exploiting their kids and using the proceeds to making a wonderful celebrity life for themselves. You assume these other celebs have good intentions and they haven't given you a million reasons Kate has to not give them the benefit of the doubt.

Kate's fault. All Kate.

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exactly...agree completely. and totally ridiculous that being a bitch is how she would choose to make a name for herself after all the money TLC spent branding her as supermom. it really must suck to have made such a giant bed to lie in. you DONT see kevin bacon being questioned on his motives because he comes across as sincere. i will never understand why kate chose to become known as "superbitch". how could that possibly help her in future endorsments after her show? surely she had to realize kate plus 8 would not go on forever. she had the perfect opportunity to make use of her branding and become a public spokesperson for events, products and endorsments . instead she finds her nitch in something temporary, being a tv bitch. and your right admin. it's all her fault. i just don;t get my point across as well as you do. i get caught up in being stunned by her.
EM

Us vs Them said...

But, we're supposed to sit back and let them post away here?
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Them? Is it always an us vs. them issue? I think some posters who are regulars here are afraid of posting anything other than the party line for the (confirmed) fear of being called names.

I also think it makes posters here look childish with the put downs and name calling.

Heaven forbid we don't all agree but retaliating like a 6 year old is just not necessary, IMO.

Free speech and all that.

I can't stand Kate but I would never call someone names or demean them. Even if they started it. It's called integrity and being an adult.

Administrator said...

Em, you get your points across just fine no worries!

Here's a perfect example of why anything "charitable" Kate does many immediately question as self-serving.

Australia. Not a word about saving the koalas in Australia until the free trip fell in her lap. Then it magically somehow became about saving wildlife, in an effort to make a trip that was mostly luxury and for Kate's own vanity about some noble cause. She talked about the koalas for about....10 days afterward. Then, radio silence. Not another word.

Until??? Another free trip to Australia comes up again nine months later! All of a sudden, koalas you're on deck again. It's all about the koalas!

Of course when she's distracted with other silly things like coupons and marathons, she forgets again. But she'll bring it back up when the trip of a lifetime times two starts again.

I can only conclude after all this that Kate could care less about the koalas, and not only could she care less, but she's happy to use them to justify her own exploitation and excessive lifestyle.

Kate can't even wrap a blanket around her without someone making it about her own image and publicity.

Administrator said...

It's not really Us vs. Them. It's Us vs. about six people. :) I thought if there were anything we could agree on it would be outrage over Blankinship. But when they're not even willing to bend on that, it kind of does boil down to Us vs. Them.

But seriously, just be respectful of those who are respectful. All opinions are allowed, there is no party line requirement. Just because someone defends their opinion vigorously doesn't mean they are not being welcoming. Defend yours right back, go ahead and play ball too.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Administrator said...

Sam, not even nine bucks. You're too generous.

The blankets go for six bucks each. Kate gets a blanket for six bucks and lots of controversy with a money shot. What a deal.

https://american.redcross.org/site/Ecommerce/1598535791?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&product_id=1465&store_id=7945

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Well, that makes PERFECT sense now, Admin! Because the first mention that I saw tonight about buying one of the blankets at the Red Cross site for $9 was by a sheeple on Twitter! Okay now sheeple, pay attention: If three blankets cost $18, that means one blanket is $6, not $9. Those of you with third graders, please ask them to review multiplication and division with you.

chefsummer said...

HA-maybe Kate meant the NY red cross chapter since she's there all the time

Administrator said...

Well, that makes PERFECT sense now, Admin! Because the first mention that I saw tonight about buying one of the blankets at the Red Cross site for $9 was by a sheeple on Twitter! Okay now sheeple, pay attention: If three blankets cost $18, that means one blanket is $6, not $9.

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Uh oh spaghettio who has the facts wrong now. Indeed, these blankets are six bucks a pop. Or, one and a half Starbucks trips. Hey, all the more reason to buy a ton, they're cheap.

You cheated, you used a calculator!

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Us vs Them said...


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I think it's extremely apparent that the "Digging" poster at 10:24 is a sheeple, and I've already stated my reasons. The post made all the same exact points the sheeple argued on Twitter tonight (and I hear, on their blogs). They are notorious for coming here and doing that. They also like to say "you people....". There are some other tells that I see having read many tweets, but I won't get into them.

I didn't see anyone bashing the thoughtful, but in some ways dissenting, post tonight by "Check, please!"

Ugh, this is getting tiresome. Lately, there have been way too many posts like this as far as I'm concerned. I'm going to go back to not addressing any other comments here. It just gets old.

Anonymous said...

even worse about the koala thing..she just says "oh they are so cute i wanted to bring one home"
kate has been on radio,the view,spoke at penn state and has a website. you would think ONE time she would promote her "cause". i don't even know what the cause is because she never goes into detail. she does not get how this all works. she thinks people invite her to things because she is kate. she uses it as a way to talk about herself. surely the people who reach out to her are thinking she is going to PROMOTE THEM and not herself. still don't know what Terri Irwin thinks kate will do to bring attention to the zoo. doesn't she realize kate taking this trip is all about kate taking a "vacation" and not working? you hear about how exhausted kate is and what a organizing frenzy she is in but seems to always forget the reason she is going. in her mind her "celeb friend" is inviting her and steve out to play..not work. she baffles me. even more baffling is people reach out to her to promote things without realizing that she doesn't know how or is too selfish to not make it all about kate. a little research would save these companies/causes a lot of headache and wasted time.

heck kate doesn't even promote herself correctly. take the view for instance... instead of promoting her website,discussing her coupon gig,announcing her twitter handle,mentioned her marathon details or even promoting her new found fitness routine she sits there like a shlub and whines about a snowstorm and then throws in her already worn out comment about needing to be on tv to support 8 kids. gah!

EM

gotyournumberKate said...

I see Kate's photo with the blanket and statement about supporting the local Red Cross as trying to change her image. It's long been determined that Kate reads this blog and in my opinion almost every Tweet put out there about her. People have been asking for ages why she doesn't support her local charities. Like I said before it must be exhausting for Kate to constantly be trying to change herself into something she's not all in the name of improving her image. Just like everything else she does this will be a one time thing and won't be mentioned again. Just like her going to church, she only mentions it when someone brings it up again. This woman is truly nuts. I can just picture Kate and Steve spending their days trying to come up with things like this that will make her relevant again. I can just picture him taking these photos. I have a feeling Steve does whatever kate tells him to do.

Kate's delusions are getting worse and worse. She truly puts herself right up there with the likes of Kevin Bacon. I believe in without a doubt Kate is a sociopath.

The last few photos I have seen of Kate look really different. I don't know if she has had some sort of cosmetic surgery or if it is how thin she is but her head looks huge. I think this does happen after someone has lost a lot of weight. She has such a long face and it looks out of proportion with her body now. I say when I think Kate looks pretty but lately I think she actually looks freaky. JMO.

cathy518 said...

I haven't donated to the Red Cross sine 9/11 when my daughter's girl scout troop did some major fund raising and we were then told the money was going to be saved for future victims and not given to those affected by 9/11. In any case, the picture is not appropriate. I can see Kate trying to do Peta next,as she can be naked for that one. Such an animal lover of course, right Nala?

Pity Party said...

Why on earth would the Red Cross sell these blankets for $6. You can't even get a used blanket of any sort at a consignment shop for that.

The Weatherman said...

They changed the announcement; last night it said:
I'm glad to support the Red Cross effort in..."South Eastern Pennsylvania.

Today it says "In My Local Area"

barbee said...

the blanket looks like that sheep (whoopsie, I meant cheap) fleece stuff and could sell for $6. Now if she wanted a photo that would fit with the image of the Red Cross she could have spent, give me a sec here, 6 + 6 = 12 + 6 = 18 + 6 = 24 + 6 = 30... see where I'm going, if she bought nine (count 'em, 9, you know one of her and one for each of the eight, count 'em, 8 kids) she would have donated a whopping $54 to the cause and the pic would have been a hell of a lot cuter although it is a lot less sexy looking when you see a semi-nude blanket wrapped blonde surrounded by eight (yeah, count 'em, 8) kids. She is so desparate she's doing ANYTHING to stay in the spotlight. Love her latest bad press, having Kim Kardashian called the New Kate Gosselin. Who does THAT slam the most?

TLC stinks said...

With all this back and forth, the Red Cross blanket campaign is certainly getting publicity.

Here's the real question for me....why would she pose that way? Does she perceive herself as a sex kitten? I think so, and maybe even Steve does too because I think he took the photo. Some adult did in that household did. I doubt she set up a camera on a tripod and set the timer.
If she wants to support a charitable cause, that's fine, but did she donate any money? I think not.

So, if she purchased the blanket, I guess she is technically supporting the Red Cross, but if she purchased the blanket to purposively mislead that she is a celeb sanctioned by the Red Cross, then that is deceitful. Kate? Deceitful? A Master of Twisting the Truth? Donate money, cold hard cash to a charity? Hmmmm. I think she is attempting to promote herself as a charity celeb spokesperson. Show me the money, Kate.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

The American Red Cross is such an amazing organization. God bless them.

If Kate is truly helping them by donating money, time or whatever- fantastic. It's about time that insipid idiot did something for someone other than herself.

BUT that photo is neither cute, sexy, or respectful. Instead of honoring a benevolent organization, it shows a lack of grace and thought.

A better choice would have been wrapping her beloved children in the American Cross blanket, and lovingly posing behind them.

But Noooooooooooooo. Kate missed the tact train once more.

cat said...

She has the *Hugest * Feet * EVAH* !!

Sally said...

A better picture would be Kate donating blood or platelets, and showing the real support for the Red Cross.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

A better picture would be Kate donating blood or platelets, and showing the real support for the Red Cross.

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Why did she have to post a photo at all? Why not donate quiet and unassumingly like so many celebrities do?

"I think it's extremely apparent that the "Digging" poster at 10:24 is a sheeple, and I've already stated my reasons."

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They always give themselves away because they are too stupid to disguise their writing style. Speaking of which, what happened to "Oh, yes, she did?" She seems to be missing from all of the blogs. She's been gone for a long time. It must be that all of those jobs she holds in various parts of the country really keep her busy!

New York State of Mind said...

Where is Kate's orange glo?

TLC stinks said...

I think her feet size was distorted by the camera lens. Obviously the pose was amateurish and not well thought out. Not flattering at all. I mean, who wants to see her ginormous feet poking out of the blanket.

She is looking for ways to fill her blog. Since she only blogs about herself, she must be running out of material. ;)

I would be curious to know if any of the charities she or TLC highlighted ever got any further support.

JudyK said...

Administrator said...You might be successful with a misrepresentation claim in that scenario. And the same with a controversial celeb who makes herself appear half naked wrapped in your blanket.
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Yeah, in her home, with the big smile aimed at her photographer, Steverino.

Twittering and a Twattering said...

bigfanofk8g
@Kateplusmy8 K8's gonna bring her barnyard behavior to Australia. She'll sling sewage down there, like she did in Wyoming during the RV trip

bigfanofk8g
@ashymama2 @hockeymom9598 @PimpMyKids @kateplusmy8 K8 has a pool boy who comes during the day, maybe he took the pic

bigfanofk8g
@ashymama2 @hockeymom9598 @PimpMyKids @kateplusmy8 Thats why K8 looks all excited wrapped up in her RC blanket. The pool boy took the pic

BF is continuing her rampage. She just doesn't think, though, when she slings. The pool has been closed for some time. The pool boy doesn't stop by for coffee and conversation or to see Kate under a Red Cross blanket.

Dallas Lady said...

This is Kate Gosselin we're talking about here. You always have to remember her two strongest qualities:

1. She's bone lazy.
2. She's dumb as a bag of hammers.

So the simplest, dumbest, laziest explanation is almost *always* the correct one when we're talking about something she's done.

She put almost no thought or time into this, of that you can be certain. Someone--her, Steve, maybe that new Coupon Cabin PR woman--says we've got to soften your image, make you seem nicer. (So I think the Coupon Cabin people probably suggested it, since they've no doubt gotten an earful about her as a choice of spokesperson!) Someone does two minutes of web surfing, stumbles across this Red Cross campaign and bam: she GETS SOMEONE to pony up six bucks for the Red Cross blanket (she pays for nothing, bitches, MUWAHAHA!), someone takes her picture wrapped up in it (NO thought is given to how it looks, she gives plenty of thought to how SHE looks), they slap it up on her Pepto-Bismol pink lame-ass website, and that was the end of it.

Of course no link to the Red Cross was put on her Pepto-Bismol pink site, that would have required thought and a bit more work. Of course, she didn't tweet about it, that would have required THOUGHT. And she had already done the work of posing and Miss Website Lady Person had already put it up with those words someone wrote, so it promptly left her little walnut-sized brain.

People here have given it 1,000 times the thought she did. She's dumb and lazy and this is how little she can be arsed to do anything to "improve" her image. Remember TLC was attempting this (the food bank, etc.) before they just said "oh screw it" during the RV trip. Obviously she's got someone again suggesting she do things to improve her image. She sure wouldn't do it on her own, God knows she thinks she's perfect.

Agony of De Feet said...

I think her feet size was distorted by the camera lens.

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I don't make it a habit to look at women's feet, but I think that's the longest big toe I've ever seen!

Administrator said...

The Hallmark of a good celebrity advisor is one who is willing to say....Ooo, Kate, this is the Red Cross and you kinda look naked in this and a bit too diva-ish in your McMansion. Let's reshoot it maybe standing up so we can see you're fully clothed, put some socks on and maybe a cute sweater, against a background a little more neutral.

The fact that no one switched the game plan here either suggests her advisor/Steve is as clueless as she is, or she's simply not listening to what they're suggesting.

LisaNH said...

Administrator said... I looked at Kevin Bacon's blanket photo. I'm not too crazy about any celeb using the blanket. Real victims use those in real disasters. It's not an opportunity for a pinup photo. But at least he's not half naked in his.

As usual our views get twisted around. The campaign is great. It's the inappropriateness of the photo that's the issue.
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I agree, I'm not crazy out celebs using the blanket either. And as much a Kevin's photo is not as horrible as Kate's, he still looks creepy in the photo. No offense to Kevin because he and his wife seem like really decent, down to earth people who are not caught up in their celebrity, but as Kevin has gotten older, he's getting creepier looking as the years go by.

Hippie Chick said...

I'm a big donater to the Red Cross, as is my family. The church nearby holds blood drives quite a bit, & we are over there donating, helping, whatever we can do.

HAS Kate even donated blood? I mean, Jeez, all the awful, terrible things that happen in the country, in the WORLD-hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc & you see The Red Cross ALWAYS needs donations for blood. The simple act of donating the 10$ fee to the Red Cross is a good thing as well, which she may have done, we don't know. But they ALWAYS need blood.

And now Kate is all about this? It doesn't jibe. All of a sudden? I don't know. The picture seems self-serving, & kinda slutty.

~HC~

Hippie Chick said...

The 10$ donations over the phone I meant...easily texted.

~HC~

Pity Party said...

I think she put a great deal of thought into it that unfortunately had little to do with the RC, and more to do with the "buzz." I wonder if the people that she is doing all these good works for realize that she is the 6th most hated person in America.

Lest we forget:
6. Kate Gosselin – Ex-wife of Jon Gosselin.

FireChicksKickAsh said...

I am a volunteer firefighter and have seen the destructive power of fire up close and in person. I have also seen the wonderful work of the Red Cross. They are always there when we call them, whenever they are needed, day or night, in a moment's notice, taking care of people who are displaced by fire. Our region suffered a disastrous flood in September and they have been here ever since. I can't say enough good things about that organization.

Based on Kate's appearance in that photograph, I believe she has no inkling about what the Red Cross's mission is and what they really do. She merely used this as a self-serving photo op.

As someone said upthread, she could start supporting Fire Relief by not parking in fire lanes.

Administrator said...

Well it's the morning after and the Red Cross still hasn't tweeted her thanking her like they did the other celebs.

I know she stinks at promotion but couldn't Steve or at least her web master help her? Perhaps suggest a link to buy the blankets? Twitter the Red Cross your photo?

Hippie Chick said...

gotyournumberkate said...
Kate's delusions are getting worse and worse. She truly puts herself right up there with the likes of Kevin Bacon. I believe in without a doubt Kate is a sociopath.

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That is funny. Remember when she said she was the ONLY famous person to come out of PA? Uh huh. Yep. Well, Kate is perpetually living with her foot in her mouth. For a reality...umm...I got nothing, to say something so stupid, it just tells you where her head is.

Admin, I agree with your post about Kate's "special causes". They don't & won't matter. It's only about when it suits her. The koalas? She never cared, they were just oh-so cute. And because Terri Irwin cared so much, I think Kate thought she *had* to, because she was, ya know, in Australia, where koalas live! Fuzzy Wuzzy Koala Bear. Puke. I'm all about the animals too, but for real. Kate just says whatever the OTHER person wants to hear. You nailed it.

~HC~

fidosmommy said...

I thought the whole idea behind the Red Cross blanket sale was that you sent in a donation for a certain number of blankets, and the Red Cross sent the blankets to the disaster victims. That keeps the Red Cross from having to pay for blankets from their own funds. Donors are absorbing the specific cost of blankets.

To clarify: I want to send 10 blankets to some
place that's had a fire. So, I send the Red Cross $60.00, plus maybe an extra amount to help with their transport to the fire area.

I had no idea they were for sale so we could wrap up in them at a football game or lounge around our comfy houses.

Did I get that wrong?

Incorrect Information said...

Administrator said...
Sam, not even nine bucks. You're too generous.

The blankets go for six bucks each. Kate gets a blanket for six bucks and lots of controversy with a money shot. What a deal.

https://american.redcross.org/site/Ecommerce/1598535791?VIEW_PRODUCT=true&product_id=1465&store_id=7945

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Your link does not lead to a page enabling anyone to purchase a blanket for $6. It is to donate blankets. Minimum donation: $18 for three.

Administrator said...

Incorrect information? That is obvious. It's to donate. When did anyone say it wasn't?

Is the blanket priced differently to buy it for yourself? I don't even see that it's possible to buy it for yourself. Please advise. You DO understand that Kate's campaign is not for people to purchase blankets, but to donate them? Hence, 6 bucks each.

Administrator said...

Lisa, I agree. The Red Cross isn't perfect and this is one of their more questionable campaigns. I think they didn't think about how someone who has had to wear that blanket, or even someone who has passed them out, would feel about this. I'm guessing they will sort of let this campaign fade quietly away, another "oopsie."

I give to them because I think as a whole they are a good organization and good people. But with something that big there will be mistakes now and again, almost all charities make mistakes. Having spent a week with them in New Orleans I know first-hand the good hearts so many people have who work for them. We got a TON done. And we helped them clean up the crappy work that Extreme Home Makeover did. Extreme Home Makeover Swooped in, built a playground, and had absolutely no plan for the irrigation system. I guess the producers from sunny LA forgot about the rain. It flooded within a few months. The Red Cross redid the whole thing so they could open it back up to kids again. It was fantastic. No fuss, no frills, no cameras. They didn't have a need to bash Extreme Home Makeover or anything like that. They just said thank you, and then quietly fixed it. What may be forgotten is that 99% of what the Red Cross does is done with almost zero publicity. It is some thing I'VE been happy to support for a decade, Kate.

she's an idiot said...

As many have said, if this idiot cared about fire relief, she should start by not parking in fire lanes.

Mona said...

In light of the snowstorm that hit PA, CT, and other states, it would have been nice for Kate to say Thank You to the Red Cross for the work you did to help people in the NE states. This is my tribute to you (and then have a picture of her standing in her back yard, or by her fireplace, or
something other than wrapping her entire body in it.)

Administrator said...

Fidosmommy, that's what I thought too. Celebs wear blankets, and you donate blankets because the celebs have inspired you to donate. That would be logical, right??? Hence why I posted the blanket donation link.

I don't see anywhere that you buy a blanket for the football game or to curl up on your couch naked.

Of course Kate can't be bothered to even explain even the very basics of this campaign so we know what to do. At least a link.....? I guess the sheeple are just helplessly donating to the Red Cross in general?

Westcoaster said...

I agree fidosmommy, the whole point of the real use of this blanket is not even mentioned, it's just her tacky self-promoting photo on a blog that gets 60 hits a day. And no explanation, no link. Maybe she should print and sign these (kidding) for her next speaking engagement, at least the kids are not in it.

Incorrect Information said...

Administrator said...
Incorrect information? That is obvious. It's to donate. When did anyone say it wasn't?

Is the blanket priced differently to buy it for yourself? I don't even see that it's possible to buy it for yourself. Please advise. You DO understand that Kate's campaign is not for people to purchase blankets, but to donate them? Hence, 6 bucks each.

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You responded to a poster who stated "Wow, she donated $9 buying that blanket, yay, the Philly chapter is set this quarter" by posting a link stating that the cost is $6, not $9. Clearly, the OP did not understand that Kate cannot purchase the blanket for herself, and your response indicated that you did not understand that either. You also stated "these blankets are six bucks a pop. Or, one and a half Starbucks trips. Hey, all the more reason to buy a ton, they're cheap." Again, implication being that you can purchase the blanket for yourself, which is false.

TLC stinks said...

I think this photo op is confirmation that Steve is most certainly Kate's advisor. The photo is an attempt to look sexy and I think that has been what the slutty outfits have been about...... After all didn't Steve advise her on the plastic boob size?

As far as the Las Vegas marathon, watch for photos from INF because you know Steve will be there.

Aeris said...

Agony of De Feet said... I think her feet size was distorted by the camera lens.

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I don't make it a habit to look at women's feet, but I think that's the longest big toe I've ever seen!

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I was surprised not to see anything about her feet mentioned until "cat"'s post a little ways up. I'm not a foot fan and am easily disgusted by the barefoot photo trend that's been around for awhile. I think Khate's feet offend me more than anything else in that photo, but that's just me. Bleh.

That was a horrible angle for that shot. I honestly thought she was naked underneath. I wouldn't have looked for the top of her shirt peeking out if no one had pointed at out.

Is it possible Khate received that blanket from the Red Cross during the power outage? It would be like her pose with it, if only to prove how much she struggled during the storm's aftermath, even needing RC intervention.

sleaze of the year said...

Aeris, there was no "storm aftermath". It was gone the next day where Kate was.

I assume the point of this picture was to promote Kate, and to imply that she was a chosen (and probably paid) spokesperson for the Red Cross. I find every bit of that completely offensive, and a trivialization of relief efforts. Really, really sleazy on all counts.

Dallas Lady said...

Heh. Her buddies on twitter are even tweeting the pic to the Red Cross so she'll get a mention and nothing.

anger issues kate said...

Fidomommy: I agree with what you say. I also think that a better promo for the RC, would be: RC logo and something like: helping the moment disaster strikes, please help us continue the cause. On the blanket. If they are selling these blankets: it's a promo. To wrap ones self in a blanket and take a sleasy almost porn pic, is disgusting and degrading, to say the least. If Kate really cared: she could have had(I know you guys are gonna yell at me)her and the kids in a very nicely done pic, hold up the blanket and a caption saying: please help us help the RC, in their efforts to help when disaster strikes. Then I think nobody would have had a problem with it.
I watch the Raising Quints, the Jones took their 2 years and older girl to where people lost there houses to fires in Texas, they too came close to the fires. I also noticed that the Jones kids got out of the baby chairs and into regular seating and they are 2. How long did it take Kate to move the 7 year olds to regular chairs: 7 years? Kate is LAZY!

Dwindle said...

Sam said... Dwindle said...
Odd but true: the final set had Allie playing in her yard and every single photo had her entire head and body blurry or there was a white sillouette beside her.

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of little Allie, and I hope this comment doesn't offend you. From Buddhism, this is what they called "signs of the soul" leaving that earthly body.
Not viewed as scary by Buddhists because "life on this plane" is generally viewed as swimming in a bitter sea. Her soul was freed from suffering
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Sam, you dont offend me at all. THIS is exactly what we, her family, thought when we finally saw the pics. The Red Cross was very sensitive about how they presented these to the parents, as Allie had already died by the time the backyard photos had been processed. She had a very sudden relapse of her luekemia right after the pics were taken. When we saw them, we felt strongly that her images were blurry and ghosted because of what was to follow shortly after they were taken.

I am a hospice worker from way back and these things dont surprise me any more.

I will see if I can find her campaign online and link it here...

Marie said...

Check Please . . . I agree with you. Kate is a dumbass but some on here and on Twitter are actually making this into a bigger story and getting more attention for Kate.

silimom said...

A quick question - if you can't buy the blankets, then how did Kate get one? My understanding from the Gather article is that The Red Cross did not solicit her help with this campaign. If that is the case, then again, how did she get a blanket? Something doesn't seem to add up here.

Also, looking at the photo more carefully, I don't think that's a low cut shirt, I think it's a bra. As for the appropriateness, it didn't outrage me as it obviously has some, I just see it as par for the course. Other celebs have used sex to sell a cause they believe in. I'm not saying that's right, I'm just saying it's nothing new. In many ways, I find it laughable but that's because I don't find Kate attractive. I suppose she has fans who view her in a MILF way so they might enjoy her attempt at a pin up. I don't really know or care. ITA that if she was going to participate, she should have had a link and she should have been twittering. As usual, Kate does things half way when it comes to charity.

Sue Buddy said...

Admin, I hope you don’t mind me using your blog for a few minutes to make some points. It’s impossible to do it in 140 characters.

I hope Kate’s defenders didn’t lose too much sleep over my article. Their juices sure were flowing from what I’m reading this morning. A little exercise might be more helpful. I just got back from a walk and some dog training. My dogs aren’t puppies but I’ve found you can teach an old dog new tricks. Not sure the same goes for old biddies though.

There are no lies in my article. And I haven’t seen a Kate fan point out any lies so far. I welcome them to find one. Only in their minds is a difference of opinion a lie, I suppose.

Kate’s choice of how to pose is coquettish as I stated and I do feel strongly that it is in poor taste and was poorly thought out. If she had been advertising an 800 late night chat number that’s a different thing. I most definitely spoke with someone at the Red Cross and I won’t post his name. Can you imagine doing that in this hostile climate? I wrote exactly what he told me.

As of yet I haven’t seen Red Cross Philly tweeting their thanks to Kate. If and when that happens I’m sure I’ll hear about it one way or another. That certainly won’t change my opinion of the picture being bad marketing nor will it change the fact that I did indeed speak with someone from their organization.

So all you bloggers and tweeters who get it and have been trying to explain to those who refuse to get it, thanks very much for defending my right to express my opinion! (I think that’s an appropriate use of an exclamation mark.) And again, thanks for reading.

Winsomeone said...

OT, but was watching the Price is Right just now, and they had an ad for Inside edition..."Kate Gosselin's new job, selling coupons." Showed her briefly, wearing her Emmy dress.

anger issues kate said...

Kate does not know what the real meaning of charity is. The only definition Kate knows is Kate the charity. The biggest grifter in the world. I don't think Kate ever reads, watches or listens to the news, she is so unaware of what is going on in the world, if it does not pertain to her it means nothing. Even that blanket(wherever she got it from)means nothing to her, except a promo for herself imagine. Does anyone here think Kate cares anything about other people. As long as it does not affect her, she could careless, but if something happen to her, God help us all! Kate would be running around like a chicken without a head. We got several tastes of that already, the most recent: the snowstorm.

silimom said...

The blankets are available for individual purchase at some red cross chapters it looks like. I can buy one for $12 online through Red Cross Silicon Valley. So my apologies.

I'm sure Kate is loving the stir her photo has caused and Steve's plan to keep people talking about her worked.

Administrator said...

New post important one.

Anonymous said...

"Free speech and all that."

Actually, "free speech and all that" doesn't apply. The First Amendment deals with the establishment of LAWS that abridge the right of free speech, among other things. It says absolutely nothing about individuals, organizations, or groups objecting to or preventing someone from expressing an opinion they find contrary to their beliefs or topics of discussion. So --Admin is perfectly within her rights to dictate what she wants discussed here and to remove anything she finds objectionable, and we are within our rights to snark on anyone we don't agree with. Polite -- not always. Right -- not always. Allowable legally -- always, as long as it doesn't move into libel.

Kate's picture is definitely in poor taste, both as "representing" an organization, and as something she would post in a public forum. I don't, however, agree with Admin that having celebrities pose with the Red Cross blankets is in poor taste. Most of the pix get the point across very well, and people are going to notice and respond to pictures featuring their favorite celebrities. Using photos of actual victims would, IMO, be exploitative.

readerlady

Hippie Chick said...

FireChicksKickAsh...

Thank you for what you're doing!

~HC~

Audible Click said...

It will be interesting to see if Kate changes the Red Cross picture because in her mind that would amount to admitting she's wrong and apologizing. Think about it, she has multiple speeding tickets, parks in the fire lane, berates her children in public, leaves them unattended in the BBB and allows Colin to crawl under the BBB. These incidents are all recent and she has never admitted she was at fault in any way. I'll wager that the executives at Coupon Cabin are doing a group face palm today.

AnnaBanana said...

I have to agree with Check please! and Dallas Lady.

I too am no fan of Kate, but the way that she is dissected here is a bit ridiculous.

It looks like the Red Cross asked a number of celebs to support a local Philly effort by posing in pictures with their blanket, and posting it online for a digital gallery to be compiled. It's a PR effort, not one that I think was well conceived, but it's just a PR campaign.

Kate is a lazy idiot. Kate only cares about herself. There usually aren't a lot of ulterior motives for many of the things she says or does. So when she does or says something, it likely will be whatever takes the least effort, something dumb and not thought-out, and/or something self-serving. That's it.

Administrator said...

Incorrect info, I can read the web site. Not at all what I meant but you're welcome to think what you like.

Aeduko said...

Hi AnnaBanana, I'm with you, Check Please and Dallas Lady as well. Expressing less than a 100% negative opinion gets you a sheeple label a lot of the time. I've posted here a bit the last week or so, but mostly I don't and that's why.

Dallas Lady said...

Hang on, I wasn't saying she shouldn't be criticized for this. I was saying she's stupid and bone idle and probably didn't put a fraction of the thought into it that others are. That's all.

Tess said...

Admin,

Would you consider placing the pictures of Kate's vehicle parked in multiple fire lanes next to/under her 'come hither' RC blanket disaster? I think think it deserves emphasis.
As others have already said - what PR nightmare she is.

In the Neighborhood said...

Hang on, I wasn't saying she shouldn't be criticized for this. I was saying she's stupid and bone idle and probably didn't put a fraction of the thought into it that others are. That's all.

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How long have we been saying this here? A long time! Kate doesn't think before she does anything. She is incapable to thinking long-term as to what the consequences may be for her action; who might be offended by her actions, or if there are any alternatives that she might pursue. She just can't do it. If this was Steve's idea, then he's just as dumb as she is and she needs to hire a new business manager.

chefsummer said...

OMG Kate is in my hometown Chicago no kidding (What the F) She's going to be on the chicago newa yikes

Anonymous said...

I am a 30 yr veteran volunteer with the American Red Cross. I have worked with them since the Vietnam War when I was in my Nursing Training at Temple Univ Hospital in PHL. Started with volunteering time with the amputees at the PHL Naval Hospital. From there, went to CHI, KC, LAX, SFO, BWI...name the place and I was a volunteer. I ended my career as a Trainer after working with the Homeless Shelters, the Disaster Relief Group, even PR work. Name it and I was doing it. Everything from Blood Donations to calling folks for donations. I have a beautiful silver pin for my time. Now, due to retirement, I just contribute money and I designate the area I want my funds to go to, right here in Bucks County, PA where I live.

Kate Gosselin looks like many a person who during a fire of their home or a flood, is unprepared when leaving their home and we immediately place a blanket over them. Although Ms. Gosselin sits in a comfy chair within a very expensive house, the photo has grabbed notoriety. Due to her low cut, looking like she is in a slip? no shoes on?

At least she is wearing the blanket of the American Red Cross and causing quite a stir within your community. This is how I see it.

I am so proud of my years of volunteering, while I worked full time for all of those years, I still volunteered and I contributed money. I found time to train in the various areas.

Do not let that photo be anything but a way to attract attention to the American Red Cross. If she has to pose that way for her own ego, so be it.

The American Red Cross has taken so many hits over the years. I think I heard every complaint that someone heard from someone in WWII about the American Red Cross charging a nickel for a cigarette to GIs....but I say to all of you, please donate.

We have exhausted our funds and our blood donations due to all of the effects of Mother Nature over the past 5 years, beginning with Hurricane Katrina. Never have I seen so much tragedy in these United States as I have these past 5 years.

If you can't donate $$, then please donate a pint of blood.

The lives you may be saving are your own and those of your family.

For, if, you have a fire, flood, etc., The American Red Cross will be there. If you or your family member needs blood, we will provide, we only ask you replenish our supply.

Please don't let this photo be a deterent to donating to the American Red Cross.

I do not know how I feel about Ms. Gosselin's pose but I certainly appreciate her doing something to gain attention for the ARC.

Thank you.
Kate

Sue Buddy said...

Anonymous, thanks for the post and for your work with the RC. I'm glad if the controversy gets some donations. I was prepared to not donate any more to them, until I spoke with someone from the org. Hopefully minds were changed like mine was.

TLC ship is sinking said...

Aeduko said...Expressing less than a 100% negative opinion gets you a sheeple label a lot of the time. I've posted here a bit the last week or so, but mostly I don't and that's why.
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Sadly, it seems there are some other long-time lurkers or long-time posters who feel they cannot post a dissenting opinion without being attacked or labeled a "sheeple". I've had my personal experience with this.

This blog, at one time, had a welcoming atmosphere that allowed those with an opposing viewpoint to post their comments without any fear of backlash. A respectful discussion would exist. Sadly, it seems it has been a little hostile lately, since going unmoderated. Especially if some posters feel the need to use a different username or be anonymous for fear some will see them as "sheeple".

I don't visit other Gosselin blogs besides this one and occasionally preesi. The only Gosselin twitter feed I follow is the one posted above, occasionally looking at the expanded conversation related to specific Kate tweets. So when I make an opposing opinion based off my own personal experiences and information posted on this blog, I find it somewhat hurtful when some consider it "sheeple" thinking. "Sheeple" play no part in influencing my own opinion about various matters.

These different viewpoints broaden the discussion and enable this blog's readers to see many perspectives on the same issue. This was what made this blog great, as we were willing to hear all viewpoints, have a respectful debate or discussion, and not just side with anything that is anti-Kate.

I still enjoy this blog but it saddens me a little to see what's been happening lately.

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

Is anyone else getting the "over quota" message on twazzup?