I know "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is hugely popular, but I think it is evil -- plain and simple. I got sucked into the recent marathon and then started following Aunt Jodi's (a regular on the show) sister's blog. She says the whole show is basically a scam -- and she's not the only one who thinks so. The kids, who may have been filmed in their 'natural habitat' when the show started, have simply become mini-performers, who never get a chance to live their own private childhood. Here's the thing: if they are encouraged to act out for the cameras, that's just messed up. They're kids! And if that is their actual life in all it's chaotic, borderline-abusive glory, someone needs to call Child Protective Services.