Kate Gosselin is defending what many are calling a racist gesture of her pulling her eyelids back to create an Asian look.
Gosselin, 38, said she was making the face to remind herself of happier times with her ex husband, Jon Gosselin.
"Jon and I were opening fan mail together one afternoon…and when we opened this plastic Asian dress-up wig sent from a caring fan, we smiled, each taking turns posing in it and snapping photos of each other," she said. "I 'slanted' my eyes to show him my best Asian impression, which made him smile."
"A common topic of our show was 'everybody's Asian'- except for mommy, so a thoughtful fan figured she'd help me look Asian, too!"
"It's normal to talk about and even 'exaggerate' the feature differences between family members of a biracial family as they are noticed by curious growing children within the family."