PHOTO CREDIT: In Touch Weekly
“Jon & Kate Plus 8′s” Kate Gosselin wasn’t too psyched by the pictures of her lighting up daughter Leah’s bottom on the cover of this week’s InTouch magazine, but she still maintains that she was in the right spanking her senseless. According to MSNBC
[Despite] being portrayed as a “mother out of control,” the “Jon & Kate Plus 8” mom doesn’t regret her actions.
“Whether the paparazzi are there or not, I am a mother first,” Gosselin said. “I love my children and when they misbehave, I discipline them as I deem appropriate for the situation.”
The situation in question came about after Gosselin asked the 5-year-old to stop blowing a whistle while she was on the phone. “[Kate lost] her temper,” a witness [said]. After the spanking, “[Leah] was screaming and crying. Kate just pushed her away and walked off with her coffee.”
And to prove her maternal prowess, she made sure to be photographed playing with her children a week later. And by “playing with the children” I mean “staring blankly into the distance while jabbering on her cell phone within a reasonable vicinity of the children” and “putting the one she beat earlier that week in a reverse chokehold worthy of Greg the Hammer Valentine.” I bet you’d find more smiling faces inside a Malaysian sweatshop than you would in these pictures.
Video (sorta) of Kate spanking Leah after the jump.