Kate Gosselin seems to always find a new hustle to keep food on the table. After her marriage to husband Jon Gosselin fell apart, the era of TLC's "Jon and Kate Plus 8" quickly fell by the wayside. Still, she remains in the public eye whether she's "Dancing With The Stars" or chatting it up as a guest co-host on "The View."
Reality TV moms always get a raw deal in the press. Kate's peers -- the list of good, bad, and ugly TV moms and momagers who've appeared on reality television with their kids -- includes Sharon Osbourne, Dina Lohan, Kris Kardashian, Sonja Norwood, and of course, Honey Boo Boo's mom, June. These women have been accused of everything from pimping their kids to seeking fame for themselves. Whether it's deserved or not, every move they make is scrutinized.
What employer had to sayOne of Kate's recent stints was as an advice blogger for the savings mega-site CouponCabin. Alas, it didn't go well. The website has now fired Kate with a public disclaimer and denouncement for all to see. The letter from the CEO reads: "A series of recent events have made it clear to me that Kate Gosselin and her contributions do not align with the authenticity which we set out to build almost a decade ago, and that Ms. Gosselin is simply not a good fit with the wonderful team and culture at CouponCabin." Yikes! File that away under ways we'd prefer not to be sacked.
As of this writing, CouponCabin's original cheery description of Kate still lives on its bloggers' page. Under the "Meet the Team Banner" Kate's bio says, " Reality television star Kate Gosselin, a longtime advocate of couponing, loves getting a great deal. With such a large family, she has become a true expert on saving money. She will be offering her insight on how to stretch a budget for a large family, holiday shopping tips, gift ideas and more." There's even a banner on the side that says, "Can't get enough Kate? Get more money saving tips here." Clicking on "here" now takes readers to the letter announcing Gosselin's untimely demise.
CouponCabin commenters chime inThe comments section of the page that outlines Kate's fate is filled with enemies and frenemies. A particularly witty commenter dubbed "Mrs. Clean" writes, "Thank you for Swiffering that woman's blog from your site. It belongs in a Rubbermaid trash bin. I'll now resume using your website and taking you up on the wonderful deals you offer."
The less amusing "GKWay" comments, "Kate wasn't doing anything for your company except using it for her own personal promotion and doing a bad job at that. Thank you Scott for finally seeing the light! Make sure to do a 'cleanse' on your whole office to get rid of the bad energy that was Kate Gosselin."
A reader called "ktap773" writes, " Finally! Her useless tips and self-adulation were annoying and promoted nothing. Sorry you wasted a year of your time and money on this fraud."
However, every reader of the site is not anti-Kate. The reader "CJWhoDunnit" chides, "Thanks for letting the haters win! Hope they keep your company going strong, now that they won't be boycotting you for employing this mother of 8 children!"
Someone calling themselves "NotAFanOfHowYouHandledThis" insists, "Didn't know about CC before Kate started promoting it. Won't be back after this post."
One indifferent couponer called "Peesi" had this suggestion: " I really hate to say this but hire June, Honey Boo Boos momma."
Our advice? Kate, create your own coupon blog and keep on hustling. Your fans will continue to support you as you try to support your children. Being fired is never easy, but it's not the end either. Good luck!
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