Kate plus hate? A lot of people were not happy with Kate Gosselin for the Mother’s Day post she basically dedicated to herself on Instagram, and they let her know their feelings in the comments of a post she made on May 12.

“I am so thankful for Mother’s Day!” Kate, 44, began the post. “It’s become a day that I look forward to, especially as my kids get older. It’s about the gifts … all 8 of them … and spending time together! This was one of the best … no, this was THE BEST one for so many reasons: Time spent with my adult/or almost adult children — watching them laugh and talk and be teenagers together, seeing them roll their eyes when I said something that reminded them that I’m ‘old’ (although they refuse to allow me to refer to myself as old!!), and being reminded of the joy that comes from being totally surrounded by and loved by so many wonderful kids! This art piece is a treasured gift I received today. It was made especially for me by one of my kids and it will always remind me of my very own beautiful ‘garden of flowers’ — who all call me MOM! 🌺🌸🌼🌻🌺🌸🌼🌻 Happy Mother’s Day to ALL Moms!”

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I am so thankful for Mother’s Day! It’s become a day that I look forward to, especially as my kids get older. It’s about the gifts…all 8 of them.. and spending time together! This was one of the best… no, this was THE BEST one for so many reasons: Time spent with my adult/or almost adult children— watching them laugh and talk and be teenagers together, seeing them roll their eyes when I said something that reminded them that I’m ‘old’ (although they refuse to allow me to refer to myself as old!!), and being reminded of the joy that comes from being totally surrounded by and loved by so many wonderful kids! This art piece is a treasured gift I received today. It was made especially for me by one of my kids and it will always remind me of my very own beautiful ‘garden of flowers’ —who all call me MOM! 🌺🌸🌼🌻🌺🌸🌼🌻 Happy Mother’s Day to ALL Moms!

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As harmless as the post may seem, Kate got a lot of haters in the replies. “Oh please, a real a mother doesn’t abandon her son,” one person wrote, likely referring to Kate’s son, Collin, who she previously sent to an away-from-home program, reportedly because she felt he had to be there to get the specialized attention he requires as a child with special needs. “Stop patting yourself on the back, you are horrid and Jon should get the rest of the kids.”

Another person wrote, “All children have issues in life at some point. The idea as a mother of your children is to [accept] them unconditionally, not exclude them.” Considering Kate reportedly hasn’t even spoken to Collin since he left the treatment facility he was in and started living with her ex, Jon Gosselin, we can see why someone might feel Kate deserves that tough love comment.