Kate Gosselin defends `slanted eyes` photo

Updated: Jun 26, 2013, 13:47 PM IST

Los Angeles: Former reality TV star Kate Gosselin, who was criticised for slanting her eyes in a photo, has slammed reports that she was mocking Asians.

Gosselin, 38, said that she and her then-husband Jon were taking turns wearing a "plastic Asian dress up wig" that had been sent to them by a fan.

"I married an Asian. I have eight biracial children. I`m quite certain that I`m the last person that could be called racist," the mother of eight wrote on her blog.

Gosselin said it was "a happy time for me and Jon", her ex-husband.

"Naturally, 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 mommy, so a thoughtful fan figured she`d help me look Asian too," Gosselin wrote.

"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.

"These types of discoveries and at home discussions are a normal part of being a loving an accepting biracial family and it does not make any of us prejudice," she added.

The couple together has eight children and were featured part of TLC`s `Jon & Kate Plus 8` for several seasons.