Shes not one to take controversy lying down, and Kate Gosselin immediately spoke out against the claims that shes somehow prejudiced against people of Asian descent.
After a photo of the Kate Plus 8 starlet surfaced in which she seems to be pulling her eyes back in mockery, Gosselin was quick to explain.
It was a happy time for me and Jon, smiling and “goofing off” together. Jon and I were opening fan mail together one afternoonwhich often filled the garage of our Elizabethtown homeand when we opened this plastic Asian dress up wig sent from a caring fan, we smiled, each taking turns posing in it and snapping photos (on my phone) of each other. Naturally, I “slanted” my eyes to show him my best Asian impression, which made him smile.”
“At that time, a common topic of our show was “everybody”s Asian” except for mommy, so a thoughtful fan figured she”d help me look Asian too! It”s normal to talk about and even “exaggerate” the feature differences between family members of a biracial family as they are noticed by curious growing children within the family. These types of discoveries and at home discussions are a normal part of being a loving accepting biracial family and it does not make any of us prejudice!”
Kate also poined out, “I married an Asian. I have eight biracial children therefore I”m quite certain that I”m the last person that could be called a racist.”