Kate Gosselin made a racist ‘slanted eye’ gesture in a photo at some point

Twitter user Katie Deen (‏@katiedeen888kat) tweeted this ^^ photo and ONLY this photo of Kate Gosselin a few days ago. This person seems to be a new Twitter user and this is the only thing on her feed. I think this is probably one of those rabid anti-Gosselin people, which… I mean, hating either Gosselin (or both) seems rather obvious. I don’t understand why people expend so much energy into it. Anyway, the image was tweeted along with the message “@Kateplusmy8 Makes fun of Asians with 8 half Korean children.”

Kate seems to be making the “slanted eye” gesture that was popular amongst celebrity teenagers back in 2009 – remember that? There was a rash of celeb teens posting photos of themselves making the gesture. CB pointed out that the photo might actually BE from 2009 – Kate is wearing a wedding ring (or something) and she doesn’t look all glossy and Botoxed like before. If I could see her hair, I might have a better idea of when this was taken, but she seems to also be wearing some kind of “Geisha headpiece”.

Obviously, Kate’s eight children are part-Korean – Jon Gosselin is half-Korean (and full d-bag). So that makes this especially gross. Obviously, Kate wasn’t forced to make this gesture, she did this because she thought it was funny or something. Ugh. But really, do we even care that much about Kate Gosselin at this point?

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  1. mkyarwood says:

    We’ll start to care when her 8 little Lohans start being allowed into the outside world 🙁

    • Abra says:

      I bet it was one of the older two Lohanians who posted the photo lol. A little bit of blackmail.

  2. JudyK says:

    Kate Gosselin is so totally irrelevant she’s not worthy of a comment one way or another.

  3. Elisabeth says:


  4. Jules says:


  5. poppy says:

    nobody cares about her but it’s understandable why someone would hate her enough to dredge up any jack-a$$ian things she’s done -past, present, and future.
    she’s a foul person and this is just one more piece of supporting evidence.

    • Sabrine says:

      This is from years ago. She’s still wearing her wedding rings.

      Talk about a non-story. Next.

  6. Sannie says:

    I don’t understand the fuss

    • An says:

      Same reason why blackface is a big deal.

      • Emily says:

        This photo just came out of nowhere though… maybe she was making fun of someone who had crazy plastic surgery or wanted a photo with her eyes smoothed out to show what she wants them to look like once she gets plastic surgery?

        I am not at all trying to take her side as I hate this woman but we don’t really know what she was doing here…

      • Erinn says:

        That’d be a possibility if it wasn’t for the hair thing on her head which looks pretty obviously a geisha or sumo wrestler hair piece.

      • Sannie says:

        I understand making that face is not OK, I meant that I don’t understand why somebody cares enough to make an account and why anybody cares what freakin’ Kate Gosselin does(is that still her name?!) 🙂

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “..maybe she was making fun of someone who had crazy plastic surgery or wanted a photo with her eyes smoothed out to show what she wants them to look like once she gets plastic surgery?”

        Yeah when I saw the header photo and title, I was expecting something more substantial than just this stupid pic. She still sucks though and it wouldn’t surprise me if this was her mocking her children’s heritage.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        This is in no way a defense of this vile woman, but maybe it was an inside joke with her husband? My husband pokes fun at my culture and my SIL married a Korean guy and frequently pokes fun at his culture. I couldn’t do it, but I think it’s funny when my husband does it because it’s being done with love. It’s all in the delivery. The way my husband delivers it illustrates just how ridiculous racial stereotypes are.

      • Emily says:

        Oh true I didn’t see the hat thing…
        But yea we don’t know the context at all.. and seeing as how her and her husband had a very very messy public split, it wouldn’t surprise me if he leaked this to make her look bad even though it may have been a private joke or whatever.

        In issues like racism, it is never cut and dry… You need to look at intent and reception to work it out… If she neither intended to be racially offensive and the people she was with weren’t offended (and they were Asian) then it’s fine.

        If SHE posted this herself to twitter, it would of course be a different matter but if it was private amongst friends or family then…. meh.

      • Nava says:

        +1. Thank-you, An! 🙂

    • Gabriella says:

      I think the fuss here is that, with or without the slanted eye, her face is just offensive.

  7. marie says:

    totally for attention, look she got it.

    • Darkladi says:

      Umm…she’s wearing a geisha headpiece? But this is probably just stupidity not racism

      • marie says:

        really? I thought it was a Betty from the Flintstones headpiece.. she’s an idiot either way.

      • OhDear says:

        I think it’s supposed to be a sumo wrestler’s bun.

      • Fatkid says:

        Maybe It’s a plastic face mask pushed up on the top of her head. You can see a spot that looks like the place where her nose goes when it’s pulled down.

        Scrolling up to look at it again I can see the other possibilities too. There is no context here..

  8. Hahahaha says:

    Mocking, harassing and PIMPING your (CELEB & WANNA BE) kids is normal these days.When WE ALL ALOUD ourselff to watch,mock& comment on the Kartrashians it went downhill with their (the) reality(stars).

    • Mimi says:

      It’s allowed not aloud

      • Hahahaha says:

        To lazy to google the right translation..if i type: ‘Waarom maakt het jouw een bal uit?’ You see why my English isnt as good as **urs..I know this one has typo’s too 😉

  9. Cody says:

    When is Kate going away, so we never have to see or speak of her again.

  10. Dawn says:

    She isn’t bright enough to know that this is considered racist. Truly, she is a moron.

  11. JL says:

    Maybe a Halloween costume?

    Blah, who gave this woman a publicity plow at this point – I’d forgotten about her and was perfectly happy that way.

  12. blaize says:

    I haven’t done that since I was 6 years old and didn’t know any better.

  13. Pinky says:

    Does bidge not realize her kids are Asian (at least in part), and that through her actions she’s sanctioning others to mock her own brood? I’m calling for a moratorium on breeding.

  14. OhDear says:

    Her poor kids.

  15. Ai says:

    Ugh! I really worry for her children. As an Asian person, it is really annoying to still see this stereotype being perpetuated and often hear: that ‘all Asians look alike’, Ching Chung Chong and so on. Any person saying/doing these thing are ignorant and dumb as rocks — it’s totally a reflection of the sayer and doer and a sad loss that the person can’t discover the beauty and diversities of Asia.

    • Pinky says:

      Her own kids are part Asian as their dad is part Korean. What an embarrassment to have that for a mother. It indicates she doesn’t respect that part of her children’s heritage and is probably not enriching their lives by embracing that part of their culture and helping them to learn about it. Ugly.

    • Dawn says:

      I watched their show in the early days before it all went KrapTrashian and she loved the fact that her kids looked Korean, they are in fact only 1/4 Korean and she used to comment to John all the time about how strong that Korean gene is. I don’t like her and am not sticking up for her; she is a moron and looks like she was having fun. John more than likely took the picture. This is much ado about nothing.

    • Emily says:

      I am working in France as an au pair and was HORRIFIED at a a poem/song the 6 year old had to learn for school… It was called The Chang Song and was about an Asian man…. It’s on youtube too….
      It is in French but the lyrics go like “he eats rice, his eyes are small, his boat is rocking”….. I couldn’t believe this was issued in a government school…


      • Ai says:

        Oh dear…. No words.

      • Ai says:

        Oh my….but this just supports my point.

      • Bijlee says:

        See I’m never really sure with things like that. In Germany there is some story about 10 African Americans and it’s not a big deal no one bats an eye or anything. It’s just a historical song that they don’t connect with racism. And then I’ve seen that british show Saturday night project or something and they’ve done black face and nothing was said about it. There didn’t seem to be any controversy from international fans. Whereas in Korea they do blackface and international fans go bonkers….so I never know. Whether it’s being made fun of in a certain culture or or whether I don’t really understand why they’re doing this and they don’t think of it as racism etc. I really don’t get it. It’s really confusing.

        Like it makes you wonder these places relationships with other races because they are
        Predominantly white and have a history of imperialism. And yet they somehow think they’ve solved the race problem. I really don’t understand the world sometimes.

        I am in no way defending it. I’m just confused why other countries have such different relationships with things we consider racist and offensive.

      • Spooks says:

        I am also quite intrigued at what things are considered racist. I mean, I obviously know the obvious things, but certain things just fly past me and I need to read someone’s take on it to actually realize it was racist.
        That is probably because I’m from a small country that pretty much doesn’t have another race. We didn’t have slavery, imperialism or immigration.
        The first time I realized how big of a deal race still is in the US was when Obama was elected president. I was 15 then and when he was elected I just thought – finally, a smart American president. But reading about the impact of his election and some of the horrible comments some people made shocked me. Probably because we get a very sugar-coated version of America.

    • apsutter says:

      @Ai…Aziz Ansari has a really great bit about not only racism but unusual and strange racist terms. He asks why some racist terms are universal and how everyone seems to understand when you say certain things. The “ching, chang, chong” term was in there. It’s a great bit and an awesome way to dissect racism.

  16. Mia says:

    Maybe she was just pretending to be Joan Rivers??? I’m not going to call her a racist based on a random anonymous picture with no context. Jeez!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah…I posted the same above. I was ready to get outraged but I need more to go on.

      Still hate her though.

    • fabgrrl says:

      Tee-hee! Totally what I thought (until I noticed the stupid headpiece thing).

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I feel totally stupid for not even knowing what that headpiece was…
        I thought it was just a hat or something :/

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      “Career” is pretty generous.

    • Cece says:

      What career? She’s a repulsive person, with or without the picture.

      And yeah, most folks don’t care for racists. Sorry that offends you so.

  17. Trillian says:

    Isn’t it racist too to call Jon “half-Korean”? I mean, it obviously doesn’t refer to nationality, since he and his parents were born in the US plus you can’t have half a nationality.
    A friend of mine was born in Korea and adopted at age 3, but he would never refer to himself as Korean. He’s German.

    • Pinky says:

      No, it’s not. And your friend sounds like he’s got some self hatred going on. His delusion is petrifying.

      • Trillian says:

        Or maybe you guys put all too much focus on race either way … He was raised here, doesn’t speak Korean and has never been there since. Why should he consider himself Korean – other than for “racial” reasons?

    • Ai says:

      It depends on the person and their own identity whether to use the ‘half xxx’ or not. Technically on the ethnicity side of things, I am half-Chinese, quarter Indian and quarter Thai but grew up in the US. I would consider myself Thai because it’s the culture I identified myself with the most.

    • Pinky says:

      @Trillian It’s not racist to consider Jon Gosselin half Korean. That is the country of (some of) his ancestors. And in terms of phenotype, your friend probably looks like he was born in Korea, adopted, and grew up in Germany. If someone asked him where he was from, and he replied Germany, it’s likely most people would ask a follow up. . . .

      • Lucrezia says:

        I’m an Aussie, not German, but here at least questioning further would be seen as pretty rude.

        But if pressed, the kid could say “I was born in Korea”, or “my birth parents were Korean”. Either of those is completely different from identifying yourself as X or half-X.

      • trillian says:

        Actually, they do. And he will then tell them the name of the German city 😉

      • trillian says:

        Pinky, thanks, that is exactly what I am wondering about. It seems like a mix between racial and cultural aspects. In case of my friend, his culture is German, although he was born in Korea. With Jon Gosselin .. I wonder how much Korean culture there is involved in the third generation. But then I am always surprised to see what a big subject race is in the US. I remember the first time I was there I even had to check a box of my ethnicity when I checked into the YMCA … I had never even heard the term “caucasian” until then.

    • Lucrezia says:

      The German kid is German. Outside the US, most of us try to be colour-blind. Of course there’s racist idiots everywhere, and some don’t even pay lip-service to the idea, but the general “polite” approach is to ignore skin colour.

      So yeah, “half-Korean” reads weird to me (so he’s only half American … really?), but I get that the US has a completely different approach to it, so from an American it’s not that offensive.

      • An says:

        Eh. I lived internationally growing up and really, most people I know of “mixed” heritage would for example say: I am German but of German and Thai descent or simply I am half German half Thai. Having said that, I would say people have a right to identify the way they would like. I used to say I am Dutch as I was born and raised there but am ethnically chinese. However, a followup question usually comes after and I have evolved to say I am Dutch but of chinese descent. People are curious, don’t think everyone is trying to be nasty or racist.

      • GiGi says:

        In the US, everyone talks about ethnic/racial/cultural heritage. My husband is second generation Dutch – but of course was born and raised in the States. But his parents speak Dutch, we celebrate Dutch holidays & eat Dutch food. My family is Native American and we celebrate that heritage as well. I would gather the same would be true of anyone who identifies strongly with their (Italian, Ethiopian, Swedish, Latvian, etc., etc.) heritage.

        We are as a group, American, but we also say “I’m Irish” or “I’m Welsh” – I guess because we’re a relatively young country of immigrants… It’s not uncommon to be asked about your heritage, either.

    • Emily says:

      My family has been in Australia for like 200 years… but I shouldn’t call myself Australian? I should say I am German Irish Scottish English?

      Ohhh… but I am white, so my culture doesn’t matter

      • Seen says:

        NOBODY said that … Down, girl. Geez.

      • Nonnymaus says:

        Considering that European culture is permeated in all parts of the world thanks to colonialism, and that many change their appearance (surgery for wider eyes, thinner noses, skin bleaching, hair weaves/extensions) to meet Eurocentric standards of beauty, you might want rethink your statement.

        Go ask an Aboriginie if your culture doesn’t matter.

    • jwoolman says:

      ? In the USA, we say things like that all the time. I’m 3/4 Irish. My friend is half Ukrainian and half Italian. It just refers to what “old country” your ancestors came from. I’m sure Jon refers to himself as half Korean. His mom is 100% Korean, just like my mom was 100% Irish (her grandparents or great grandparents came from Ireland) and my dad was half Irish (his grandmother was from Ireland, I think). So the Gosselin kids are 1/4 Korean. That’s certainly not racist. Heck, people will claim even smaller fractions when it’s interesting (“1/16 Cherokee” for instance).

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I think part if it is that in the US, even though you might be born here, it is common to still have traditions that go back to the country where your ancestors originated.

      For example, my friend was born in the midwest, but her mother’s family was from Germany. They always ate rouladen and sang German Christmas songs. My friends whose family are Italian or Swedish or Polish etc. did similar things.

      The US is an immigrant nation, and as a result many of us share not only American traditions but also that of our relatives. To mention it isn’t racist, it is just acknowledgement of our ancestors.

  18. grabbyhands says:

    I can’t wait for the defense of ‘Well, my kids are half Asian so it’s okay for me to do this”. God, she’s loathsome.

    • jwoolman says:

      I think she’s loathesome in general, but I doubt very much this was a racist gesture. Her husband was half Korean and her kids are 1/4 Korean. More likely she was joking around, claiming to be part Korean herself to blend in. Might have been her husband’s idea. Never quite understood the convention, though, that’s not really how eyes with the distinctive fold look to me. She really was attracted to Jon because of his “exotic” look, though. Yes, exotic… He doesn’t look exotic to me, either!

  19. Katie Too says:

    Hate her, but as Mia said, without context I won’t judge. Plus she has a ton of faults, but her choice of former husband and kids leads me to give her the benefit of the doubt w/o further explanation.

  20. Ag says:


  21. mslewis says:

    This woman hasn’t been relevant for quite a few years now so I really don’t understand why people would get their panties in a bunch over a photo, especially one without comment or context. Just let her go away, please.

  22. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    I see the Witch Hunt for Paula Deen is winding down time to find another victim to trash and ruin……Ahh look Kate make a funny face …she Racist !!! Let’s go get her….they all cackle as a grab up their pitch forks and tar and feathers and head out to destroy another one……Aren’t you proud of yourself’s….Paula’s body is still smothering on the stake and your ready for the next witch/victim to burn…..

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      WOW, you really bought the Paula-Deen-The-Victim bullsh*t hook, line, and sinker huh?

      Poor poor Paula

      *eye roll*

      • hillbillyinthecorner says:

        Sorry Sweetie but you have that wrong ..Paul Deen has never been a person I like or admire ..She is as fake as they come…but what I ahorre more then my dislike is the complete ruthlessness and complete and deliberate media attack and hounding by the media of this woman…I don’t give a shyt if she’s Paula Deem or Paula Smith…it doesn’t matter It’s the media mob mentality that disgusts me…and it’s happening more and more…If you are not one of favored few in the media protection list or have the money to keep them payed they will tear you apart and destroy you all for the sake of their bottom line and their God …Money…..Scandel Sells…..
        and People like you keep it selling….Polish up your pitch fork the next victim is here..

      • JudyK says:

        Ditto to what Kitten said…NOT what Hillbilly said.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “and People like you keep it selling….Polish up your pitch fork the next victim is here..”

        People like me? I was unaware that we knew each other.

        Listen, you can blame the media all you want but the media didn’t turn Paula Deen into a racist, she did that all on her own. Unfortunately, people in the public eye who make millions off of the image they sell to the public have to be held accountable for their actions, and racism is not looked upon favorably by most.

        Celebrities and public figures have always been put under a microscope, and while I agree that sometimes there IS a mob mentality, I think we need to weight that against the kind of behavior that the public figure is getting scrutinized for. Racism is at the higher end of the spectrum for intolerable offenses. It’s a sensitive issue in this country and many of us find it deeply offensive (contrary to some of Deen’s defenders, you don’t have to be black to find racism disgusting).

        Just because you’re ok with casual racism, doesn’t mean the rest of us are. Racism will always exist because some of us will protect and side with people like Deen or make excuses for their behavior. Until we, as a society, send the message that racism in any form will NOT be tolerated, then it will always be an issue.

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      @hillbillyinthecorner: Granted, Kate G didn’t pay her Asian employees in beer, make them use separate restrooms, and blatantly discriminate against them in the workplace. So, No, Kate is not a “victim” of a “witch hunt” like poor, pitiful Paula Deen.

      Unless there is more context of Kate’s photo, I’m giving her a pass on this because I have no idea what is really going on here. Kate might have been pulling to see what her latest eyelift would look like for all I know.

  23. Madison says:

    I don’t see the big deal. Asians DO have slanted eyes! So what?
    Do white people scream racism when other races dye their blonde or red? Is that imitating the whites? Everyone is so f@cking race sensitive these days! It is over the top half the time!!!!!!

    • OhDear says:

      Oh honey, no. Read Ai’s comment.

    • Ai says:

      The point is that the ‘slanting eye’ is a well known established racist stereotype of Asians. People pulled up their eyes to mock/make fun of Asians as if all Asians were of 1 group with this particular characteristic etc.
      Technically, it is really not the physical shape of the eye since people of all ethnicity can actually have this eye shape. Why do people have to bring these issues up? Good point. I would expect that people would know better but it’s obvious that it’s not the case. People that continues to do this should know that it’s offensive, not ok and make one look really ignorant.

      • An says:

        What Ai said. When other races dye their hair red or blonde it is because they find it attractive and beautiful. When people of other races pull the eyelids it is usually to mock or make fun of people who have those features.

    • GiGi says:

      Oh, my.

  24. BooBooLaRue says:

    Maybe her face lift fell and she is holding it up.

  25. Neekie says:

    Kate’s certainly a witch and a nasty person, but to call her a racist because of this photo? Nope. Plus, this photo is so old!! She has her wedding ring on and she hasn’t had all that plastic surgery yet.

    I have seen legit racism and met racists (real and deep and acted-upon hatred)…this isn’t it.

    • yuck says:

      Is it more acceptable to call her a racist because she AND her kids used to call their African-American bodyguard “Mr. Chocolate”? I honestly don’t see the difference.

      • Emily says:

        Maybe he would always turn up to work with chocolate treats for the kids.
        Do you ever know the full story when it’s someone else’s life?

  26. lucy2 says:

    Don’t know the context, but it seems a stupid thing to do.

    Who cares about her enough to spend so much time and energy hating her?

  27. janie says:

    Anything to be in the news… Just go away!

  28. Mew says:

    I’ve done this look millions of times for funz and it has NEVER been racist thing. Ppl are going a bit crazy with all that. Soon putting yellow undertoned foundation on is racist. Jeez.

    • Ai says:

      I think there’s a difference of making true funny faces and making the Asian slant eyes stereotype face out if ignorance or racism; it’s all in the intention.

  29. fabgrrl says:

    Tempest in a teapot. Yes, a very stupid, mean-spirited thing to do, but meh? This is Kate Gosselin we are talking about. Not the sharpest tool in the shed.

    • Alexis says:

      Do you have Asian kids though? She should keep it together, for them.

      • fabgrrl says:

        Honestly, something like this is probably the least of her poor parenting skills. Look, she’s actually smiling and having fun! and not yelling.

  30. Lisa says:

    Oh god, the comments. Maybe it’s a costume! We don’t know the context! It’s an old picture! Racism doesn’t have to be violent or vocal. Paula Deen didn’t physically hurt anyone, and no one *heard* her but who here let her off with “oh, it was in the past, maybe she was kidding. besides, we don’t know the context”?

    Kate is irrelevant, but she’s still doing something wrong.

  31. Yelly says:

    I’ve forgotten how much I’ve not missed her.

  32. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    Well there’s one thing for sure if you dress up like a Indian or Halloween or like a Ninja or a Alien the finger pointers may point at you and scream Racist…..they way things are going….and that’s a really old picture of Kate back when they were still on TV in their old house…remember that kitchen and how fanatic she was about keeping it clean….LOL

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I think we’re already at that point where some people get offended by the Native American Halloween costume.

      I think part of the issue people have with it is how the Indian (or Native American) costumes are represented ie historically inaccurate and more a stereotype of the traditional Native American dress as well as the behavior of some kids running around and doing a mock native dance and carrying tomahawks etc.

      I completely agree that the PC Police can get out of hand, but I also think there’s merit in handling things with sensitivity and not mocking different cultures.

      Ultimately, I think it’s a hard balance to strike.

      BTW, my brother was a ninja for Halloween one year when we were kids. I was Punky Brewster that year–definitely my favorite costume besides the cat costume my mom made me 😉

    • Ai says:

      If playing dress up was done respectfully with sincerity and care, it wouldn’t be a big deal but most of the time the portrayal of minorities are usually inaccurate and reduce to stereotypes (insensitive or offensive at that). This is the point.

  33. Quinn Parker says:

    A dumb bitch being a dumb bitch…not a shocker.

  34. Adrien says:

    The slant eye is not as offensive to Asians as Paula Deen’s comments about black people. Besides, she has 8 half-Asian kids. Nice Try, katiedeen88kat aka Kate Gosslin.

  35. Lem says:

    Looks more like a Star Trek mask to me.
    Not enough evidence to call even a woman I loathe racist. Slow your roll. Judgy judgerson.
    I watched the original show. Kate had a fascination with Asians. She repeatedly said she wished she was Asian, she felt Asian, she wanted to be Asian. She repeated, over the years, many times how left out she felt being white or blonde. She told the kids they ‘got the asian” from her. Whatever her own issues are, despite her horrific parenting, I don’t think I’ll label her raceist based on one photo. She has spoken frequently of her desire to be Asian.
    I think everyone might be jumping the gun here. There are many reasons to hate this woman. There is no need to rage about her being racist towards Asians based on one photo, an Asian ex husband and an 8 pack of beautiful babies.
    One can imagine she says un pc or even clearly racist things often, the woman is a vile idiot. So when she talks, have at her. But the picture above she appears to be Vulcan or some such ( yes yell at me for my ungeeked knowledge) and she is using the force.

    • Lem says:

      Yep. Looked some more, and I agree with me 😉 that’s the Jedi mind trick she is doing
      – she is just doing it wrong.

    • Lisa says:

      But who even says that? “I want to be Asian!” It’s immature. The people who say it are looking to appropriate the culture because their desire is based on appearances. Like, oh, this sari is so cute, I wish I could wear it, tee hee. They aren’t thinking about what it actually means to be Indian and the racism they’d face. They only want the good parts, not the bad.

      • Lem says:

        Idk who says that. Someone wishing to resemble their children perhaps?
        In context, I believe she wanted the unique facial structure. The point is… If she was forever saying she wished she was Asian, married an Asian man, and loved the look of her babies; I highly doubt she is discriminatory against the race.
        Nobody would say they want the “bad parts” that’s just silly. I sure would like to be xyz so I can face such and such discrimination. Many people appropriate cultures. That, I believe has more to do with liking the culture than just liking a dress. For Pete’s sake. Fine debate for another day as Kate has only immolated fame whores, which is entirely about ‘the dress’.
        Based on these facts I believe, above, she is imitating a Trekkie over insinuating anything against Asians.

  36. Dommy Dearest says:

    Just gotta say, if that Paula woman is getting in trouble for racism so should Kate. After all it’s only fair. It’s an action that is clearly racist but is possibly not going to have the same reaction due to her kids and ex husband.

    If people get offended due to a tornado in the new Superman movie from the recent tragedies, they are for sure going to jump on Kate no matter how old the picture. Other celebrities have done it and received scrutiny and this should honestly be no different. It’s insulting to her kids and the father of her children.

    Course he was terrible to her but Jon sure hasn’t painted his face white and put on a blonde wig while he carried around wooden spoons and water bottles his kids couldn’t drink of. America needs to decide what level of sensitivity it’s at and stick with it. Racism is racism, this blonde bitch deserves no slack.

    • aenflex says:

      I could be wrong, but there’s seems to be a huge difference between:
      Calling people the ‘N’ word, refusing to pay them in USD for their work, requiring them to dress as Civil war era slaves, etc. AND
      Donning a Geisha wig and making your eyes slanted for a silly picture.

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        Well if that’s the case why did the celebrities in the past have to issue an apology for doing the exact same facial expression?

        Flat line: still racist. That’s what I’m getting at. Now if there is the argument for what’s more racist versus not racist, yeah Kate’s picture is much more tame than what Paula did. But it’s still racist.

  37. aenflex says:

    So is it racist for folks of Asian descent to use cosmetics and/or have double eyelid surgery in order to look more ‘Western’?

    I just don’t see how this is a big deal at all.

    • Bijlee says:

      Most East Asians don’t get their eyelids done to look more western. It’s a beauty ideal with them that has nothing to do with looking more white. Like how women here get giant bazoongas or nose jobs or ass implants or tans to fit the beauty ideal we have in the “west.” trust me Asians at large (Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Pakistani, Cambodian, afghani, Korean, Thai, etc, etc,, etc) have ideals for beauty that don’t have anything to do with emulating white people.

      And if they did….how is it considered racist? It would be a major indication of feelings of inferiority it wouldn’t be racist because they aren’t doing it to mock white people or westerners (???). Whereas the eye slanting thing is usually done out of mockery by people with eyes that don’t slant. It’s not a permanent change. A huge difference.

    • JY says:

      Um, black people have double eyelids too…as do many other people besides whites.

  38. Junegorilla says:

    That’s what I do when I’m dreaming if my eye lift. And mini face lift. Take a walk through MAC cosmetics and check out the pose of ALL if us aging beauties. Nothing racist about it

  39. Tiffany :) says:

    I don’t like her at all, so this doesn’t really make me like her less.

    Her actions have already made her look like a selfish, mean, and superficial idiot so an awful thing like this is just a sprinkle on a 10 ton sundae.

  40. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    A lot of people think it’s ok to make fun of Asians in America because they’re (for the most part) not “downtrodden.” It’s still racism, though.

  41. RobN says:

    There are pictures of Jon wearing the same headpiece. Is he racist, too, or does he get a pass to do the same thing because he’s part Korean?

    Just trying to get clear on what the current rules are.

  42. Mia says:

    Besides being racist, it’s really despicable that she would mock the Asian heritage of her children. I’m just shocked that she didn’t think about how this could effect the self concept and self esteem of her own children.

    • Bijlee says:

      See I don’t know about that. Her kids may ask her to do it regularly or something like that. She is after all their mother and her doing the eye thing in a certain context is way different than being bullied at school by some jerk. I’ve seen Asian people do this to OTHER Asian people (East and Southeastern Asians). So it really does depend on the context. Her kids do appreciate their asian heritage, they like being asian so it’s not like she mocks that on a regular basis. But now that Jon’s out of the picture that may be different.

  43. LahdidahBaby says:

    Please wake me when this thread is finished.

  44. Amy says:

    What with all this talk of racism these days, I suggest you all go and read (or go on Youtube and listen to Sedaris read) his short essay 6-8 black men. It’s actually not about racism in the USA, it’s about the origins of Dutch Christmas and it is hilarious.

  45. I Choose Me says:

    Katie Deen? Any relation to Paula Deen?