Posted on | August 21, 2013 | 96 Comments
Kaitlyn Smith with her parents on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, May 23
The following anonymous comment, on a CBS story about the Kaitlyn Hunt case, was left by someone claiming to be an acquaintance:
The comment transcribed:
Sadly I blame her mother, Kelley. Someone I know personally.
Many years ago I knew something like this would happen with one of her daughters. Not to this extent, but something major.
She has always allowed her daughters to do as they please. I know for a fact that the 2nd oldest dated a 20 year old when she was only 14! The mother would allow these things. The girls [were allowed] to have boys over for parties, that would turn into a sleepover, where there would be drug and alcohol use. This was a few years ago, but the kids at that time ranged from 13-15.
They are just like their mother! Unfortunately, it is how they are being raised! This girl is now paying for the way she was raised, all because the mother did not teach right from wrong.
People can say all they want, think what they want. All of this boils down to not being raised properly. Never being told no, sex talk in front of these girls from the mother about her boyfriends. The mom has no filter!
Mom was more worried about getting out with friends and getting laid while these kids would sit home and babysit the younger ones just a few years ago.
Seriously sickens me! Who wants to hear about sex talk from your mom about her sex life. I remember MySpace days, Kelley was having her daughters take pictures of her in lingerie and Kelley would post them to MySpace!
I support Kate! I do not support her mother!
Normally, I wouldn’t quote something like this and, of course, I cannot verify any of the commenter’s specific allegations, all of which may be completely false for all I know, but . . .
But it is self-evident that nobody ever taught Kaitlyn Hunt “right from wrong,” or else she wouldn’t be in the Indian River County Jail.
Furthermore, from the first time I started writing about this story, feminist blogger (and sexual abuse survivor) S.J. Reidhead has been concerned that Kaitlyn Hunt’s behavior was that of someone who had been sexualized at an early age.
Kaitlyn was “acting out,” as the therapists say. Would this commenter’s tale tend to explain some of that “creepy” vibe that’s been emanating from the Hunt family since Day One of this story?
Again, I repeat, I have no way to know if any specific accusation in this anonymous commenter’s tale are true, but the general portrayal of Kelley Hunt Smith’s behavior as the “Cool Mom” when she was divorced, four or five years ago, would certainly be consistent with the anti-social hoodlum behavior of her daughters: “Beat her f–king ass, Emily! Beat her ass! Get that bitch!”
Where do you think girls like that come from, anyway? Violent, foul-mouthed, tattooed — who raises their daughters to be that way?
That’s what one of her Sebastian River High School classmates said about Kaitlyn Hunt in May, complaining about the media portrayal of her as an “innocent” young girl. And then there was this message that Kaitlyn’s younger sister posted on Twitter:
Kelley to her daughter about how she “whooped her ass,” and Emily reacts: “Lmfao my moms f–king badass!!” As I said when I posted that screenshot in May: “Hunt family values, as it were.”
So, is this the kind of mother who would do the kinds of things the anonymous commenter alleges? And is the behavior of Kelley Hunt Smith’s daughters about what we might expect from someone raised that way? Reader may draw their own conclusions.
Kelley Hunt Smith named the parents of Kaitlyn’s victim nine times in her May 17 Facebook post, accusing them of “trying to ruin my daughters life . . . trying to send an innocent young girl to prison because they are full of hate and bigotry.”
No, Kelley, they didn’t “ruin” Kaitlyn’s life — you did.
And you should be ashamed of yourself for what you have done.