Kate Gosselin should really just take a break from social media at this point.
A nice, long, looooong break from social media, we recommend.
The reality star is getting dragged left and right on the Internet, earning backlash from Twitter users no matter what she does or says.
Gosselin recently shared a throwback photo of her twin daughters on the occasion of their 17th birthday, only for critics to jump all over both her and even them in response.
It’s gotten to the point where celebrity gossip followers have grown so sick of Gosselin’s whining and self-centered ways that they try to cut her down to size at all times.
Consider the latest example:
As so many famous mothers (and not-so-famous mothers) did on the night of Halloween, Gosselin posted a picture of her kids on Instagram this week.
“I had a trick-or-treating date with a couple of cute pink dinosaurs and a few adorable astronauts!” wrote the mother of eight as a caption to the photo above.
It features 13-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Hannah, Leah and Joel, all smiling for the camera.
But it does NOT feature brother Collin, who has been enrolled in a program away from home for behavioral issues.
No one is really sure where Collin is or what his issues actually are – but viewers have often been quick to criticize Gosselin for keeping him away from his siblings.
Heck, Collin did not even attend his own birthday party in July.
And Gosselin offered no explanation for his absence.
“No Collin, of course. That’s sad. He’s been gone for like 3 years now,” one person commented in response to Gosselin’s picture, while another added:
“He should be at home it is terrible.”
Should he be, though?
We don’t actually know, of course.
If something really is the matter with Collin, he should be receiving professional help.
You have to respect the privacy of a possibly troubled 13-year old, right?
But Gosselin could end all speculation with a simple statement.
She did at least say the following to ABC’s Nightline in November of 2016, regarding sending her son away:
“It was not even really a choice, it was on the advice of his doctors and it had to happen.
"He’s plodding along and we are too. This is the best thing I can do for him right now and that comforts me.”
It’s hard to really know what to make of this situation.
Gosselin hasn’t given us a ton of faith that she knows what’s best for her children.
But we’d like to believe Collin is somewhere for a very good reason and therefore we sincerely hope he’s getting the help he needs.