We all know that since the beginning of Jon and Kate Plus 8 there has always been conflict between Kate and Mady with Mady’s tantrums, crying, moodiness, and mean behavior. But there was also the sweet and sensitive side of Mady who rushed to her father’s side to comfort him when Kate bullied him in the travel store episode.
But after watching this new Kate Plus 8 Special Maddy’s behavior troubled me the most. It was as though she was deliberately trying to sabotage the show by not making sense when she spoke or over acting when producers may have told her to “act out” and get upset or act bratty. But when Maddy spoke about how she spends all day in her bed, if it is true, Kate may want to put having Maddy being seen by a therapist as a priority as that may be a sign of depression in the young teen.
In one scene Kate speaks to the all kids and tells them she has “fun things planned”. Maddy immediately interrupts and out “No fun things” and is sent sent away by Kate becuase of her rudeness. As Maddy leaves she says “I didn’t do anything You never trust me”.
This made no sense whatsoever. What does trust have to do with her mouthing off like that?
Then a firm Kate tells her Maddy needs to apologize and Mady quickly says she’s sorry. It looked very contrived to me much like bad acting on Mady’s part. The I’m sorry was said way too quickly as she stomped back to join the group of her siblings.
As we continue with this blog you will see an interesting pattern emerge with Maddy where a. what she says makes no sense as it did here and b) that Maddy is so over the top which makes it look like she is a very bad actress.
When Mady makes no sense it seems like she is trying to sabotage the show. When she acts out it seems phony and contrived and over the top as though producers told her what to do in the scene and being an untrained and essentially, bad actress she went over the top.
Then Mady mouths off to to Kate “This is stupid: I don’t want to be a partof this,” Mady said of the party, adding, “This isn’t my birthday, so I don’t care.”
If Mady was not egged on to say this by producers and she said it on her own, the teen is really showing signs of selfishness and hostility towards her younger brothers and sisters. From that standpoint alone a visit to the therapist might be in her best interest.
But there is one thing that Mady said that is serious cause for alarm in my view and made me cringe. It was hen producers asked the twins of the younger kids looked up to them. Once again if Mady is not making this up then this is highly disturbing.
During a confessional with Kate, Cara (who plays with her sleeves and seems to hate being a part of the show as he body language shows she looks miserable), and Mady, Mady is asked if she thinks her younger siblings look up to her at all. Mady says:
“No. They better not. I mean, I’m an awful role model ugh.” The fact that she says she is an awful role model shows how she feels about herself- not great.
Kate is shocked and embarrassed and in order to save face and try to make it like she is a compassionate mother says :
“Mady, why are you so hard on yourself. She’s a wonderful big sister … [The sextuplets] look up to them.”
Then Kate says that she doesn’t condone when Mady is mean to the younger ones. Kate’s statement validates how Mady obviously has issues with her younger siblings. In my view that needs to be looked at professionally along with Mady’s letting it out that she has low self esteem.
Then Mady retorts back:
“They have such bad hair. I can’t. They dress themselves and they shouldn’t.”
What??????This made no sense. Once again it leads me to believe that Mady may be in some way trying to sabotage their chances of having a regular show. It is a silly statement.
Now here is the serious part, if it is true. Mady says that she spends all day in bed. ”
if so Kate needs to stop worrying about getting a TV show and get her daughter some help. From watching the two teens, they clearly don’t want any part of the show. Cara is more passive and Mady is more aggressive about it. But their messages were reflected verbally, vocally, facially, and body language wise- loud and clear.