Kate Gosselin Fires Back at Racist Allegations

Posted Tuesday June 25, 2013 1:49 PM GMT

She’s not one to take controversy lying down, and Kate Gosselin immediately spoke out against the claims that she’s 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 afternoon—which often filled the garage of our Elizabethtown home—and 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."

Photo Credit: Twitter

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