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Kathie Lee Gifford Alienates Fans Again — What Did She Say This Time?

Aug 9, 2012  •  Post A Comment

“Today” co-host Kathie Lee Gifford is no stranger to controversy, with a habit of speaking her mind and then getting the facts afterward — often from angry viewers.

It happened again with an interview she gave to Family Circle magazine in which she implied that parents are to blame for their kids’ struggles with drug addiction, TMZ.com reports.

Gifford has been receiving angry comments on her Facebook page since details of the interview surfaced, the report notes.

Gifford told the magazine, "I’m not a perfect mom, but my kids haven’t been arrested, in rehab or kicked out of school, so I must be doing something right!"

That angered some parents, who drew the implication that parents of kids who have been arrested or struggled with drugs are doing something wrong, TMZ says.

Some commenters on her Facebook page wrote about losing relatives to drug addiction, such as this one: "Well Kathy, here is a pic of my little brother who we lost at the age of 33 yrs old due to a DISEASE called DRUG ADDICTION … I find it funny we were both raised by the same woman called MOM … I am NOT an ADDICT and NEVER was … Poor parenting?? Gimme a break."

Another commenter wrote: "Shame on you Kathie Lee Gifford, shame on you. You are a thoughtless human being."

And one more: "Kathy do you know the first thing they teach you in family counseling for loved ones of addicts? The three C’s; you DIDN’T cause it, you CAN’T cure it, and you CAN’T control it."

2 Comments

  1. She never trashed other parents! She said nothing wrong. It’s unfair that parents of addicts are being encouraged to toss their living and dead kids’ stories at her twitter and FB page for something they THINK she said! those parents are being the cruel and judgmental one’s. As the mom of a grad student AS WELL AS THE MOM OF A RECOVERING ADDICT, kudos to you, KLG for raising great kids! You are being wrongly attacked by misinformed people.

  2. I found nothing offensive about her comment, nor did I take it personally. Come on read her words dont read into it! Given her lifestyle and what her kids were exposed to growing up with thier status, she and her husband have done great. Mrs. Gifford is right, her kids could of easily become a statistic. She has been a rock in their crazy world. God bless her and all mothers who keep thier children in prayer!

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