Darn you, Internet.
You’ve really gone ahead and done it now.
You’ve made us feel bad for Kate Gosselin.
Over the past few weeks, hatred for the reality star and mother of eight has seemed to hit near-record numbers, as Gosselin cannot share anything online without hearing it from a bunch of trolls.
Just a few weeks ago, for example, Gosselin posted a few photos online of her kids in their Halloween costumes.
We’re pretty sure every single celebrity alive does this.
And yet followers called out Kate for the snapshots, mostly because they did not include son Collin, who has been enrolled in a program away from home for behavioral issues.
Details regarding his status remain scarce, which has prompted haters to bring up him every chance they get.
Gosselin even received backlash, as it relates to Collin, when she shared throwback photos of her twin girls on the occasion of their 17th birthday.
And now Kate has gone ahead and shared new throwback pictures, this time of daughter Alexis.
Along with the cute snapshot above, the Kate Plus 8 star wrote:
The girls and I were looking through old pics the other night together…reliving our MANY fun times over the years…
it’s cute when your teenagers screech about how cute they were and play argue over ‘who was the cutest.’
To me, they were and are all equally ‘edible’ and adorable and I told them so. They then tried to convince me to ‘eat them first’! It’s always a competition in a big family, I tell you!
Anyway, there are many, but these pics of Lex make me laugh every time I come across them! How can you not?
She’s always been the perfect dose of humor when I need it most… on this day, when she was 5, she entertained me while I showered!
Pretty basic and definitely harmless, right?
Nope, wrong apparently.
Yes, some followers showed Gosselin support and clearly appreciated this cute snapshot:
“She is so precious! Where did the time go?” asked another fan.
Others, however, definitely seemed to be focused on the wrong thing.
“Wait, you take your phone into the shower,” inquired a confused follower, while a second person chimed in with a similar take:
“You took your phone into the shower or bath? Um yeah ok kate.”
These, of course, are mostly mundane issues.
The true trolls, though, didn’t just inquire about Collin and his whereabouts.
They accused Kate of not liking her sons as much as her daughters!
Look, it takes a lot for us to be on Team Kate Gosselin.
We mostly see her as a greedy, self-serving and manipulative annoyance.
But come on now.
We’re not gonna pick on Kate just because she shares some precious pictures of her kids.
What’s the alternative? What else would she do on Instagram? Go all Kylie Jenner on us and pose nearly naked?
God forbid, right?
So you see: it could be a lot worse. Remember that.