Why We Love to Hate Jon+Kate

No one actually cares about the Gosselins—we just love to feel better than them
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2009 8:43 AM CDT
Jon Gosselin appears at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino August 29, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Why does everyone care so much about Jon and Kate Gosselin? They don’t, says Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville. The reality show trainwreck is popular because they let "all of us to have a sense of superiority,” Norville tells the New York Daily News. “We can look at the bad behavior and feel virtuous.” Norville—who is, of course, promoting a new book—adds, “all this reality stuff is like crack. It's a quick high and then the bottom falls out.”