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Kate Gosselin Targeted After Posting Picture Of Her Kids Online

The Gosselin will always be a target of social media criticism, whether they deserve it or not. Since their show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, premiered in 2007, we've seen the ugly side of what reality TV can do to your family.

It started out happy, as the family grew by six in one shot, leading to cute antics and a busy household. Jon and Kate seemed thrilled with their large family and lived a relatively normal life.

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But as the kids grew up, Jon and Kate grew apart. There's many different reasons as to why the relationship fell apart. Some blamed Jon and his seemingly unenthusiastic behavior towards being a dad. Others blamed Kate, who needed constant control and berated Jon with every chance she got.

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After 10 years of marriage, Jon and Kate had their divorce finalized in 2009. That doesn't mean the nastiness stopped, however. There have been continuous stories surrounding Kate's refusal to let Jon see his kids, with the police even getting involved at one point. The kids also claim they don't have a relationship with Jon, and they're fine with that.

"This year I'm going to turn 16," said Mady Gosselin. "I'm going to be learning to drive, taking the PSATs, thinking about college...so much is going on in my life. And the last thing I have time for is a toxic relationship."

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The biggest blow came when Kate Gosselin sent one of her sextuplets, Collin, away from the family...without consulting Jon first.

"I have an idea where he is but I don't really know where he is," Jon told ET. "[Kate] says that Collin is in a special school for special needs kids with behavioral problems." However, Jon says he's been told otherwise by law enforcement officials, but he would not clarify what that meant.

"I mean, I ask but she doesn't tell me," Jon says about Collin's current whereabouts. "She doesn't answer any of my texts."

But now, a recent photo on social media is what's causing Kate Gosselin to receive serious backlash.

This past Halloween, Kate Gosselin posted a picture of her kids dressed up to go trick-or-treating, but fans noticed a very important omission.

Collin was nowhere to be found, and people weren't happy about it.

โ€œNo Collin, of course. Thatโ€™s sad. Heโ€™s been gone for like 3 years now,โ€ one fan noted.

โ€œIts sad Kate that you did not even acknowledge Collin in this photo.โ€

Another suggested she rename her show to Kate Plus 7 because Collin basically doesn't exist to her anymore.

โ€œI grew up with a troubled sibling but never did we exclude him from all family activities. If he was so out of control you would of never been able to film with him as much as you did without incident. Sometimes parenting is not easy but that does not mean send your child away long term,โ€ one follower wrote.

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Kate has said in the past that this program Collin is attending is to โ€œhelp him reach his full potential.โ€

"[Collin is] enrolled in a program that is helping him learn the skills he needs to be the best him he can be," she said. "We miss him so much, so itโ€™s been hard because there is a huge hole in our family without him here. But it comforts us to know heโ€™s where he needs to be right now, and I can feel good about that.โ€

It's been almost three years since Collin has been sent to this "program," and the family has been tight-lipped on the whole thing. All Kate has offered is that there's a "fairly-fluid diagnosis of what's going on" and that this treatment is already helping Collin.

Do you think it's a big deal that Collin was left out of the picture? Or are people just over-reacting? Let us know!

Meagan has been a writer with Shared for two years and has an intense love for Netflix, napping, and carbohydrates. CONTACT: meagan@shared.com