Queen of Controversy Kate Gosselin has come under fire yet again, after a tell-all book has revealed she allegedly used the word “r-tarded” to describe other mothers of multiples.
According to reporter Robert Hoffman, who penned the explosive book Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World, the offensive exchange came December 2006 after a woman named Patti reached out to her now ex-husband Jon Gosselin about joining a forum dedicated to parents of multiples.
“On Dec. 31, 2006, Jon forwarded Kate an email that he had received the day before from the coordinator of something called the ‘MOST’ forum (MOST stands for Mothers of Supertwins). The forum coordinator, ‘Patti. T.’, asked Jon if he would post something to introduce himself and his family on the forum,” Robert writes in the tell-all.
“It is not clear why Patti T.’s email annoyed Kate, but her curt response to Jon about it is offensive. Kate said, ‘These people are r-tarded.’”
Radar, who first reported the contents of the email, reached out to the Special Olympics about the derogatory word choice and they issued a statement of disappointment in Kate’s use of the slur.
“We’re always saddened and disappointed when we hear of people using the R-word,” Christy White, Director of Global Media Relations and Public Relations at the Special Olympics, explains.
“We encourage people to go to R-Word.org and take the pledge. It’s important because it’s respect toward everyone.”