TLC's star of Jon and Kate Plus 8 recently responded to the reports and photos released of the mother whacking her 5-year-old daughter Leah on the behind outside the Gosselin's abode over the weekend. Kate's reps issued this statement on the incident to Life & Style. She said:

Whether the paparazzi are there or not, I am a mother first. I love my children and when they misbehave, I discipline them as I deem appropriate for the situation.

Sixty-nine percent of lilsugar readers said they were spankers, what is your opinion of the mom of eight's statement?