“Today” staple Kathie Lee Gifford didn’t make some of her fans happy in a recent interview in which she implied that parents of drug addicts were failures.
In an interview with Family Circle magazine, Gifford discussed her family and at one point stated, “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!”
Of course, for parents who did have children that fell under one of those three categories, the implication that they were not good parent didn’t sit too well.
According to TMZ, fans hit her Facebook page pretty hard to proclaim their shock at her words.
Some of the comments, according to the site:
“Shame on you Kathie Lee Gifford, shame on you. You are a thoughtless human being.”
“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.”
“Poor parenting?? God bless you and your great parenting skills you suck at being educated on addiction.”
“I’m glad you never had to face any of your babies drowning in a disease they could not be cured from. I lost my baby at the age of 32 to a heroin overdose in Sept 2010. I am a doctor and worked hard my entire life to give her the best.”