TLC is supposed to stand for the “The Learning Channel”, but all we’ve seemed to learn from it lately is that having too many kids is really not a good idea for your mental state or your marriage, but it can get you plenty of money if you allow the network to document your downfalls. And TLC must be worried about losing its big moneymaker, ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’, because its already looking for a possible Kate Gosselin and clan replacement, via Craigslist!
I guess all of the ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ drama has been very beneficial for Octomom Nadya Suleman; she finally has her own reality show deal in ink. And it’s a good thing, too. I could see Octomom trying to respond to the Craigslist ad, but there’s only one problem: your multiple babies can’t be born yet. (I wouldn’t put it past the Octomom to try to find someone else to help her have yet another brood to get a lucrative TLC deal).
But of course TLC is too classy for someone like the Octomom. They prefer non-Angelina Jolie wannabes like Kate Gosselin: a trailblazer with a unique look all her own (well, at least she thinks its unique; as it was pointed out on Chelsea Handler recently, Mary J. Blige has rocked the exact same hairstyle). Plus Kate Gosselin is a happily married woman, not a single psycho addicted to plastic surgery like the Octomom.
But unfortunately for TLC, Kate Gosselin has used her husband Jon as a punching bag for just a little too long, and this happy family isn’t as happy anymore (that’s why viewers watched the show, right? To see a happy family?), and even though the show is getting its highest ratings ever with Jon & Kate’s marriage slowing falling apart in front of America, TLC realizes that, with no Jon, Kate has no one to verbally abuse anymore, which means no reason for viewers to continue watching the show.
Kate Gosselin seems to realize that her time in the spotlight is nearly up and is desperately trying to stay there, but TLC has already spoken via Craigslist. You had a good run, Kate; at least you started a “new” trend in hairstyles; had an audience that loved you for being your delightful self; got a full-body makeover and a hunky bodyguard; and now have the world searching for bikini pictures of you. Isn’t that enough?
Plus you’ve taught the Octomom how she, too, can keep a reality show on the air (you better find an easy-going guy to marry and get your body into a bikini fast, Nadya, before TLC finds someone else that will).
So if you look great on camera, belittle your husband, don’t mind plastic surgery, and can lose baby weight fast (the faster you can be bikini ready, the better!), TLC wants to film you giving birth. (At least that’s what the ad says; it’s probably really TLC’s twisted version of a screen test for a new show).
All joking aside, this is getting really disgusting, TLC. It’s time to quit encouraging women to have multiple babies! And really, using Craigslist to do it? There are enough people in the world as it is, and you are letting women know that giving birth to large broods is a great way to make a buck or two. I’m terrified to even think what other women there are like the Octomom out there who believe that using fertility drugs to give birth to lots of babies will get you your own reality show and cause the money to come pouring in.
I guess there’s no way to stop it from happening as long as you push these shows about multiples, but good luck sorting through the mess when all of these women with eight or more mouths to feed come crying to you truly believing that you are just going to catapult them to fame like Kate Gosselin.