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Kathie Lee Gifford

RIPPED by Fans for

Dissing Parents of Druggies

8/8/2012 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Kathie Lee Gifford
is being SKEWERED by hordes of angry fans as we speak ... one even calling her a "thoughtless human being" -- after the TV personality strongly implied that parents of drug addicts were FAILURES.

Kathie recently spoke to Family Circle magazine -- and in the interview, she said, "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!"

The implication -- parents of kids who HAVE been arrested or struggled with drug addictions are NOT doing something right.

This didn't sit too well with many of Kathie's fans -- who have since taken to the talk show host's Facebook page to express their disgust.

Among the comments -- "Well Kathy, here is a pic of my little brother who we lost at the age of 33 yrs old due to a DISEASE called DRUG ADDICTION ... I find it funny we were both raised by the same woman called MOM ... I am NOT an ADDICT and NEVER was ... Poor parenting?? Gimme a break."

"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."

So we gotta ask ...


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I can't believe what I just read.How unfortunate for you that you are not educated in this matter.First I am a mother of a drug addict who is currently in treatment and doing well.Thanks to God.I have two other children and neither of them have a drug or alcohol problem.We are good parents and have excellent jobs in the medical profession.This is not about how well you parent and for you to even assume that is totally assanine.Drog addiction is a disease.I think a apology is needed and may you need to think or research before you speak.

777 days ago


Much to do over nothing! Kathy Lee is a kind person who would not intentionally hurt anyone. She is indeed fortunate that she has not had to live through the agony of a child becoming addicted or have behavior or mental issues. Maybe she has done something right! I have watched her for many years and am saddened when people enjoy vilifying her simply because she is so nice.

770 days ago

Mr Bfett    

She speaks from her ass, I was a hard core drg addict for years, But I have been clean for a long time. This is not my parents fault. They did everything for me they could. I love them, and without them I would still use. I'm not blaming Kathy for her ignorance, she's just an uneducated rich person.

588 days ago


She needs to look within her own family and her daughter's school. Her daughter told people she was bulimic and she was a drinker l ike her mother. And the school? Why would they kick out anyone who was a big donor? The head of the school was as phony as Kathie lee. Wisen up KL.

588 days ago

Debbie Klahn    

I always enjoyed you , as I shared the same religious beliefs as you , but you really blew it this time and this is not the first time you voiced your opinion on a subject you have no knowledge about . Keep your mouth shut until you know what you are talking about . The heartache and tears and sadness so many familys share you havn`t a clue . Keep your mouth shout until you educate yourself on the whole situation .
No longer a fan of yours .

574 days ago
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