Former “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ child star Mady Gosselin has recently taken to social media, sharing pieces of her life. From Instagram pics with her dog to TikTok videos mocking her childhood in the spotlight, her social media presence has led to some internet trolls taking the opportunity to voice their unfiltered opinions about the 20-year-old college student.
Neither she nor her twin sister, Cara, had any social media accounts until their 18th birthday in October 2018.
Mady Gosselin Is ‘Annoying’ but ‘Beautiful,’ a Commenter Wrote
In July, Mady Gosselin posted a now-viral TikTok video sharing a comment from someone that said, “This girl is so annoying, it’s a shame she’s so BEAUTIFUL.” The video is captioned, “are we about to kiss” and in it, Gosselin smiles and says, “Ummm, so you think I’m pretty?”
The comment section is filled mostly with love for Gosselin’s ability to come back at trolls, but also with confusion as to why people are hating on her in the first place.
“Your sass is simply the absolute best 😂👏🏻,” one person wrote.
“SO FUNNY how people look at your 6 year old self and think u still act that way😂😭,” wrote another.
In August 2021 Gosselin was criticized for posting a photo that one commenter said “creepy people … will be sexualizing” on Instagram. Gosselin responded in a since-deleted comment, according to InTouch, writing, “Like exactly what you’re doing with this comment? Everything women do is sexualized, so I’m going to do/post whatever I want.”
Gosselin referenced her childhood in the spotlight in one of her most popular TikTok videos from a recent trend in which users play an excerpt from Olivia Rodrigo’s song “enough for you” — it says “Maybe I’m just not as interesting as the girls you had before” — and share how different they are from others.
Gosselin’s video showed her curled up in a blanket with her eyes closed, “How I sleep knowing that I can’t relate to this lyric because I had an extremely unconventional childhood AND I have ADHD.” It was captioned, “Maybe a little TOO interesting…”
Family Drama Has Shown up in the Gosselins’ Social Media Over the Years
It’s no secret the Gosselin family has had its share of drama, but in recent years things seem to have ramped up between custody battles, Jon and Kate Gosselin’s public divorce and abuse allegations. Now that the twins are old enough to run their own social media accounts, fans and trolls are sharing their opinions on the family.
Gosselin joined another TikTok trend in which users shared hard experiences they endured growing up, with the song Bulletproof playing in the background. “You think you can hurt my feelings?” Gosselin wrote, “grown adults on the internet have thought its their business to comment on every facet of my personality, appearance, & life choices since I was a child.”
In October 2019, Kate Gosselin posted on Instagram about the “tough” times her family was going through, writing, “I love these kids fiercely.. and I don’t apologize for my tears. Times have been so tough and so needlessly unfair for them. Despite it all, they’ve turned out to be such wonderful amazing human beings. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for each of them once they get away from those who have tried to destroy them versus protect them!”
Kate Gosselin hasn’t posted on her Instagram page since July 2020.
Jon Gosselin, on the other hand, is an Instagram regular, sharing pictures of the two Gosselin children he has custody of, Collin and Hannah, as well as his girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, and her two children.
The father of eight told HollywoodLife in June 2021 that he is not in contact with his children whom he does not have custody of. “I always have hope,” he told the outlet. “I hope one day maybe they just knock on my door or maybe drop me a line or text me. Something like that.”