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The picture was posted on Sunday night and read: "@Kateplusmy8 Makes fun of Asians with 8 half Korean children."
In the photo, the former reality star can be seen wearing a plastic headpiece resembling a geisha-style hairdo while pulling the skin around her eyes to the sides of her face mimicking the exaggerated physical characteristics of Asians.
The timing of the published photo comes at the same time that Gosselin is getting ready for her lawsuit against her ex-husband, Jon, and author Robert Hoffman, who released a tell-all e-book titled "Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World."
The book was removed from Amazon a few days after its release last September after charges arose citing inappropriately obtained confidential documents.
Gosselin has previously stated that she believes her ex and Hoffman plotted to spread lies about her in order to sell more copies of the book. She also claims that the book contains information obtained from her personal computer.
Journalist Robert Hoffman claimed to be an insider of Gosselin's ex, Jon, penned that the Gosselin matriarch used wooden spoons during spankings on the children, and according to RadarOnline.
It is not clear how the journalist was able to obtain Gosselin's diaries and journals in which she described her punishment methods.
"She uses that 'Spanker' on a daily basis for anything and everything," Hoffman told RadarOnline. "The spanking entries are endless ... she was beating 2-year-old babies in diapers," the insider added.
Hoffman claims that Jon Gosselin was opposed to the spankings but was unable to stop them.
"Jon knew that Kate was using a wooden spoon with the kids and hated it," said the journalist.