UPDATE: Kate defended herself against the racism accusations, and explained the "happy memory" of the photo. Read her post here.
Kate Gosselin, former star of Jon & Kate Plus 8, is no stranger to controversy — TV viewers having witnessed her divisive parenting style — but her latest publicity flap might be her worst yet.
A Twitter user named Katie Deen posted an inflammatory photo yesterday, June 24, which seems to show Kate Gosselin wearing a plastic headpiece in the shape of a geisha-like hairstyle while pulling her skin away from her eyes to make them narrower.
"@Kateplusmy8 makes fun of Asians with eight half-Korean children," Katie Deen writes in what is her only tweet so far. (Granted, Katie Deen could be a male user — one never knows with the anonymity of the Internet.)
The eight children referenced in the tweet are Kate's twins and sextuplets with ex-husband Jon Gosselin. The family of ten was profiled by the TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8 before Kate and Jon split in 2009.
The show was rebranded as Kate Plus 8 but never regained the same popularity. Kate has since appeared on other reality and talk shows, like Dancing With the Stars, Wife Swap, and The View.
Source: Katie Deen on Twitter