Kathie Lee Gifford to Parents of Drug Addicts: You're FAILURES!

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Kathie Lee Gifford is facing some heavy criticism from fans after strongly implying to Family Circle magazine that parents of drug addicts are failures.

The quote in question, from her recent interview:

"I'm not a perfect mom, but my kids haven't been arrested, in rehab or kicked out of school, so I must be doing something right!"

Her implication, intentionally are not, is that the parents of kids who have been arrested, in rehab or kicked out of school are not doing it right.

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Many of Kathie Lee Gifford's fans are, predictably, far from pleased and telling her off as a result, posting blistering rebukes on her Facebook page.

"Well Kathy, here is a pic of my little brother who we lost at the age of 33 yrs old due to a DISEASE called DRUG ADDICTION," wrote one fan.

"I find it funny we were both raised by the same woman called MOM ... I am NOT an ADDICT and NEVER was ... Poor parenting?? Gimme a break."

Another went right after the talk show host, saying: "Shame on you Kathie Lee Gifford, shame on you. You are a thoughtless human being."

"You know the first thing they teach in counseling for loved ones of addicts? The three C's; you DIDN'T cause it, you CAN'T cure it, and you CAN'T control it."

"Poor parenting?? I'm glad you never had to face any of your babies drowning in a disease they could not be cured from."

And on and on and on. Kathie Lee - who also made news recently for asking Martin Short about his late wife - may not have meant to suggest this about all parents of troubled children, but she nonetheless did, and she's hearing about it.

What do you think of Gifford's controversial comments?

 

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How frikin ignorant is she!!! Your kids are still here and they will cause you great heartache in time....they'll probably cheat on their partners, taking after their father!! If you have grandchildren the 'cycle' won't be broken because you are clueless to family dynamics!! Hows your marriage...if nothing changes..nothing changes! He cheated on you cuz you're lousy in bed! Get over yourself! Some personal awareness. get over youself! What an ignorant, uneducated specimen of a woman....KARMA!!

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KATHY LEE, YOU DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THE DRUG WORLD IS LIKE. DRUGS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH PROPER OR EMPROPER RAISING. YOUR CHILDREN HAVEN'T BEEN ARRESTED OR REHABED " YET ". SO DON'T BE SO QUICK TO JUDGE. I'M SURE YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOUR HUSBAND , JACK, WOULD STRAY BUT HE DID, NOW ASK YOURSELF WAS I A BAD WIFE. DO YOU SEE MY POINT.

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is that why you took your husband back after cheating on you

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Kathy Lee and Hoda are both garbage and have no business on morning television!

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Kathie Lee Gifford is a known drunk so she shouldn't even be speaking on this subject AND if she believes what she said, she's cracking on her own mother too

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She NEVER implied that other parents were failures! The media WRONGLY inferred this and stirred up overly sensitive people that took the headlines at face value. Now mothers of dead and living addicts are attacking this poor woman for something she never said or implied. BTW, I am the mother of an addict and, at the moment, have more sympathy for KLG than the throngs of misinformed parents of addicts blindly attacking her. Do your homework people!

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Hello Kathy: After the Today Show goes off the air and you and Hoda are on I turn to another channel. I cannot stand your annoying mouth. Maybe you both should try not drinking, that may be the problem. I was certainly shocked by your statements about drug addicts and their parenting skills. I have made mistakes as we all have as parents, but by no means this makes my son an addict. I find your remarks appalling!! I guess "your husband" cheated on you because you suck in bed and are a horrible wife!!!

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Ok this comment is coming from a woman who drinks before during and after her stupid one hour show. I refuse to watch it because of her and hoda is turning out just like her! she must of done something right? shouldnt she be saying the nanny must have done something right? i believe if she raised her own kids they wld be failures drug addicts and alcoholics just like her! her mouth has got to stop and im surprised she has gotten as far as she has because of it!!! my parents were church goers, and provided me with the best education even college. I never had to go without and all of my siblings are success stories and i turned out to be a drug addict. So i guess if my parents were bad parents all of my brothers and sisters wld be addicts not just me. kathy lee needs to just go hide in a cave somewhere and shut her mouth!! the woman needs a reality check!

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