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    Kate Gosselin: I'm a Victim of Adult Bullying

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    Haters gon' hate, but that doesn't mean cruel words don't hurt.

    Kate Gosselin opened up about her experience as a victim of bullying in a Bullyville blog post Friday.

    "When my life became very public in 2006 with the airing of our show Jon and Kate Plus 8 on TLC, I was honestly surprised that 'adult bullying' via the Internet existed," she wrote. "I am a positive person by nature and the fact that people, many of them, flocked to the Internet to make ugly hurtful and untrue comments about myself and my family truly shocked me! And it didn't stop with comments from people who had never met us!"

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    The 37-year-old mother of eight went on to trash tabloids for printing "lie after lie after lie in order to benefit financially" and people "[flooding] companies I worked for to spread their venom about me, sometimes spending days on end at their computers in a hope to ensure their bullying goal had been achieved and desperately wishing that the targeted company would 'drop' me."

    So how does Kate deal with her detractors? She tries to "ignore most of the hate and lies" and then "use my haters as my motivators."

    She also vows not to "believe anything written or said about anyone else and instead, I meet the person and form my own opinion."

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    "As a result, I've met and become lifelong friends with many people who have had a 'questionable' reputation," she added. "Lesson learned! Don't ever judge a book by its cover!

    "And lastly, since bullies typically come from a place of jealousy, I try not to let any of their vile dangerous words permeate me and who I know I am," she wrote. "Instead, I look on them with empathy and sadness and wish for them a better and happier life. I wish they could look at the world the way I and many others do, as a place that needs our endless love, help and positivity."


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