This story is amazing if only because it’s some of the most bizarre shit I’ve seen a celebrity take a stance on like, in my life. Ever.
Actor Eric Roberts, brother of Julia Roberts, made the above statement last week on his Twitter page. I’m pretty sure we’ve all had the same thought about Kate Gosselin as a mother, but it’s totally rare for an actual celebrity to make a statement like this. Candy Spelling, sure. A working actor? Very rare. But it turns out that keeping Kate Gosselin away from her kids is kind of Eric’s cause.
He’s so dedicated to bringing Kate down that he did an interview with what appears to be an anti-Gosselin site and the dude went OFF about how unfit he views her to be. Here are some of the best quotes:
“Thank goodness there is footage of Gosselin hitting her kids, and apparently feeling fine about it. I say thank goodness, because behind closed doors makes it that much tougher to stop.”
“I think the Gosselin kids’ private lives are their problem, not the fact that their private lives are public. They have an awful mother, and a father who doesn’t stop her.”
“I do think this is unfair to children, as they are not fully willing participants. But kids are not fully willing participants in anything during childhood.”
“Most parents love their children very much, just not very well. The home is an unregulated place to work. This should change. Parenting should be earned and licensed. Violence, emotional or physical, against or around a child or an animal (or anyone) should be a one-strike situation. Kind people have to step up to take care of the children who are being raised by unkind people.”
“My advice to Kate Gosselin would be to get out of denial and receive anger management with Dr. Richard Green in Woodland Hills, California. Next time she feels herself lifting a hand to harm one of her children, she should instead make a call to her local 12-step program. Those programs help with patterns of violence, among the more expected things they treat.”
His advice to Kate’s ex-husband, Jon: “Make a legally binding arrangement whereby Kate loses her financial security any time she hits those kids. She’s playing the role of good mom. When she stops playing the role as it’s written, she should be fired.”
I admire some of Eric’s thoughts about child rearing, but there are so many kids that are in much graver danger than the Gosselin kids. Sure, their mom is strict, spanks them and comes off as a complete witch on television, but that’s her personality and those are her parenting choices, and they’re hers to make. With the amount of kids in foster care in this country, is Kate Gosselin seriously Eric’s bone to pick?
Also, Woodland Hills sucks and it’s boring.