Mean Betty Isn’t At All Surprised That Kate Gosselin Was Fired from CouponCabin
Former reality star Kate Gosselin has been let go from her blogging job. Meanie isn’t surprised; are you?
Kittens, this morning, Meanie would like to discuss with you the matter of employment. It is never a fun thing when one loses one’s job, especially in a troubled economy such as our own (although thankfully things DO seem to be improving, slowly but surely). But that said, Meanie can’t say that she was surprised to hear that Kate Gosselin, tabloid fixture and former Kate Plus 8 star, has been let go from her blogging job at the money-saving site CouponCabin. Why exactly wasn’t Meanie surprised? You can probably guess, kittens, but just in case, allow Meanie to elaborate.
In a letter posted on the site last week, CouponCabin founder and CEO Scott Kluth wrote, “Some nine-plus years ago, I started CouponCabin with the thought of creating a single website that had all the best coupons… no gimmicks, no fluff, just a site that was easy to use and had great deals. Along the way, we’ve helped our users collectively save hundreds of millions of dollars.”
But then Mr. Kluth continued: “A series of recent events have made it clear to me that Kate Gosselin and her contributions do not align with the authenticity which we set out to build almost a decade ago, and that Ms. Gosselin is simply not a good fit with the wonderful team and culture at CouponCabin.”
He acknowledges that Kate and her column “garnered both positive attention and criticism”; and then he even went on to thank his readers for their feedback. “I respect and appreciate your candid opinions, which often encourage us not to lose sight of our mission.” He closes by wishing “Kate, her family and her support staff all the best.”
While it is somewhat unfortunate that Kate has lost her job (again), Meanie appreciates this letter for a number of reasons:
1. It admits that the company made a mistake, and in doing so, takes responsibility for it
2. It assures its readers that CouponCabin is not about fame or celebrity—but rather about the real-life, everyday people who use it.
3. It calls Kate out on everything she feels she can constantly get away with.
That Kate was “not a good fit with the wonderful team and culture at CouponCabin” reveals her to be the self-serving fame monger she is; and indeed, it is made all the more difficult to feel bad for her about her dismissal due to the fact that she was a “support staff.” If money is so tight (which, understandably, it would be with eight little ones) then why would it be going to a “support staff” instead of to the things one legitimately needs to take care of one’s family?