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Jon Gosselin Fights To Remove Kids From TV!

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Although not that many people are watching Kate Plus 8 anymore, John Gosselin took to his Twitter to release a statement about his children and the fate of their television career.

He writes:

As you may or may not be aware, I have been working for some time to remove my children from television. I do not believe being on TV is beneficial to any of them. They are no longer toddlers that are oblivious to what is going on around them. They are now six and ten, in school and desperately in need of a normal life.

Each of them has experienced negative effects of having their lives so public. Some are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues. My goal for my children is for them to have a normal childhood, and gain back their much deserved privacy. This is not about money, this is about my children. No amount of money is worth the price my children are paying. You cannot put a price on childhood. Money comes and goes, but you only have one childhood.

For those questions about money and support, I can say I am supporting my children to the best of my ability. All parties involved know the truth about this. I am and have been actively seeking employment. I have been barred from accepting entertainment deals that would generate income for my family due to contractual obligations. I am also actively looking for a job outside of the entertainment industry and so far, have not secured a position. In the mean time, I have been focusing on spending time with my children and providing a safe, stable, normal and private environment for them!

On October 13, 2010, I went to court to act in the best interest of my children- to remove them from television. The judge respectfully denied my plea, and granted filming rights to their mother. I honor the judge’s decision, but I do not support it. I will not stop fighting to remove my children from television. It is not a child’s job to support themselves, or a lifestyle, they need to be kids. I would like to apologize to my friends, family, and especially my children for not taking a stand earlier in my life and not questioning my decisions to have our lives documented and displayed. I will have to answer to my children for the rest of my life. I will have to live with this guilt the rest of my life. I am truly sorry!

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56 comments to “Jon Gosselin Fights To Remove Kids From TV!”



  1. 1

    Shouldn't you be commenting Perez? Is this your new ploy to avoid being nasty - saying absolutely nothing and tossing it out to us to comment. It won't work - what do you say about this, more like it??!!



  2. 2

    So it was ok when he was pocketing the money for having them on t.v. but now that it's just kate it's not ok. What a jerk.



  3. 3

    sounds like Jon is doing the right thing here, and kate is still a big famewhore. those poor kids.



  4. 4

    He is so right! I know he is a scum bag who would be singing a totally different tune if he were still on the show, but even though his motivation might be spiteful, he is very right - those kids deserve a normal life. Children should not be on reality tv.



  5. 5

    People who watched the show originally know what a controlling demon Kate is. I would watch in horror at the way she treated Jon. And he took it. And he had a job, and supported all those kids, which were HER idea to have. The man was like in his twenties when his wife presented him with a litter of kids. That's traumatic even if you actually WANTED IT. She was rude, abrasive and mean and undermined his parenting and role in the family. It's no wonder she has no contact with most of her family. That is not by accident. Is Jon an angel? Hell no, but he is not the villain he has been portrayed as. I think he should get custody of those kids so she can pursue her ENTERTAINMENT career. Let him stay at home with them and let her pay child and supposal support, this way THEY ALL WIN.



  6. 6

    wow, can he sound more disingenuous? he gives hapas (mixed race asian) a bad BAD name.



  7. 7

    wow Jon should shut up and let the kids stay on the air. Unless he can somehow magically come up with the massive support payments he will need to make. Jon should go away and update his resume .



  8. 8

    Your such an ass Jon! Now that your not getting any $$$$ from TLC you want to go and stop your children from being on tv? WTF? I'm sure if you two were not divorced this would never be an issue. Good luck with that job hunting douche bag!



  9. 9

    Hmm…the twins were old enough to know what was going on when he was on the show with them. So I can't see how he is tossing age into this. I still think it is all about him, although I do agree that the kids shouldn't not be on television.



  10. 10

    He has always looked out for his kids. She is the one who pushed the kids on the show. She has always looked out for herself. She treated Jon like crap from day one and you can tell he just wanted what was best for the kids. Everyone calls him a bad person and parent but if you just watched the show you wouldnt see that as true. Jon should have the kids, he loves them. He is right to not want them on tv. So what if he orignially agreed to it. He knew his job wasnt going to cover all the expenses. But he relized the show was not the best thing for the kids and he wants them off. He is right about that. The kids cant not be kids with all the cameras and drama. A special documentary here and there makes sence. To show a glimpse of what happens when you have twins and sextuplets. Alot of people are curious about that. But an everyday show is hard. Especially with a fame whore ex wife.



  11. 11

    Oh what bullshit - he's just pissed he's not in it anymore. I can guarantee if they were still a couple he'd be all for them growing up on TV.



  12. 12

    Funny he didn't care till he wasn't on the show. Real stand up guy…. Douche



  13. 13

    Why cant he find a job. Starbucks is hiring so is McDoanlds. Even if he wasnt barred from being on TV no one would want to watch anything with him in it. He is obviously pissed that Kate and the kids are making money and he isnt. No matter what he says bottom line is he wants money and he wants to be on tv. As for the kids being emotionally scarred by being on tv. That is a crock. It is the only life they know and if you watch the show it is obvious they love it. What might have scarred them is his affairs and the subsquent divorce. HE IS SUCH A DOUCHE!!!



  14. 14

    Since he is no longer raking in the dough, he doesn't want his ex wife to either. That's pretty dam mean spirited of him. He is doing anything to support the kids and at least Kate is trying. She is the one that juggles their schedules and takes care of them. He is just a big ole liability to her and the kids. At least Kate is strong enough and smart enough to make the right decisions. He is just a petty prick.



  15. 15

    That fat, worthless, fame whoring Jon sure changed his tune after he was written out of the show and went from a Z-lister back to a nobody, good thing the judge had enough sense to put his kids' fate in the hands of their mother.



  16. 16

    While I do agree that kids should be kids, and parents should work, what other options are out there for this family. Kate is a nurse and is likely highly employable. But what is Jon? Unemployed. Until he has a better alternative — or any alternative — to providing for his family he should STFU. If he wanted to step out of the limelight, he should stop having publicists and attorneys write and release public statements on his behalf.



  17. 17

    I'M SURE HE'S RIGHT ON ONE THING, THAT THOSE KIDS ARE ALREADY FUCKED UP. F.U.B.A.R. FOR SURE. I AGREE WITH HIM BUT I THINK IF HE WOULD HAVE SAID SOMETHING LIKE HE REALIZES HE HAD A HAND IN FUCKING THEIR CHILDREN UP BY PIMPING THEM OUT TO THE MEDIA AND CREATING THE MONSTERS THAT THEY HE AND KATE BECAME I MIGHT TAKE THE WHOLE THING WITH A GRAIN OF SALT AND ACTUALLY THINK JON IS COMING TO HIS SENSES. HE'S STILL THE BETTER PARENT, WHICH IS REALLY PATHETIC.



  18. 18

    I hope he realizes this will only increase his child support payments to Kate. He just can't stand that no one pays attention to him anymore…he's 15 minutes of fame has reached it's limit. These kids have become accostumed to a lifestyle afforded by this show….the ones that would ultimately suffer will be the kids



  19. 19

    I'M SURE HE'S RIGHT ON ONE THING, THAT THOSE KIDS ARE ALREADY FUCKED UP. F.U.B.A.R. FOR SURE. I AGREE WITH HIM BUT I WONDER IF HE REALLY WOULD HAVE SAID SOMETHING LIKE HE REALIZES HE HAD A HAND IN FUCKING THEIR CHILDREN UP BY PIMPING THEM OUT TO THE MEDIA AND CREATING THE MONSTERS THAT THEY HE AND KATE BECAME I MIGHT TAKE THE WHOLE THING WITH A GRAIN OF SALT AND ACTUALLY THINK JON IS COMING TO HIS SENSES. HE'S STILL THE BETTER PARENT, WHICH IS REALLY PATHETIC. I'LL BE THOSE KIDS GET THE SHIT BEAT OUT OF THEM ESPECIALLY MADDY. I GUESS THAT DOESN'T COUNT TO PEREZ THOUGH BECAUSE NONE OF THEM SEEM TO BE GAY YET.



  20. 20

    Ugh I haven't even tuned in to Kate Plus 8 but used to watch Jon and Kate Plus 8 when it was at least interesting watching them go at it. NOw it's SO watered down and watching 8 kids on tv is B-O-R-I-N-G. I imagine Kate Plus 8 won't be on much longer so Jon shouldn't worry. Besides stopping filming now won't matter as long as they show is in re-runs…kids will always be on air.



  21. 21

    Everyone deserves a second chance. He probably realizes how he gained and lost everything. It is about the kids and if they all didn't get on TV they could all still be living in the small cozy house but with a lot of love. Good Luck to them



  22. 22

    All TLC, or whichever network show's Kate Plus 8, has to do is set up a fake contract to Jon saying they want him to have his own show with the 8 kids and he will get paid 5,000,000 a year.. as soon as he signs the fake contract, which he will, they will bust him on not having his kids best interest at heart.



  23. 23

    Bravo Jon, don't give up. Give your children the normal life they deserve. Keep fighting, someone will eventually listen.



  24. 24

    While I dont agree with all his reasons I do agree that those kids shouldnt be on television anymore. They are in School not toddlers saying cute things or doing silly things anymore. I'm sure they are acting out in class or something or being teased horribly. They might not be able to have friends over very often as it might mean getting permission to film the friends. No one knows whats going on behind the scenes, but



  25. 25

    He's completely right. Children that age shouldn't have to support themselves - but THEIR FATHER should. So far, he has shown himself completely incapable of being a father in any way; financially, emotionally, or intellectually. He took all the money he could from his children, ran off, and is now basically harassing their mother (who actually IS a mother) via courts and comments. He is dirt.



  26. 26

    Didn't he try this aleady??? If the kids truly don't want to be on TV, then yes, the show needs to end. I somehow just think Jon is jealous that he is no longer involved or relevant.



  27. 27

    Ummm, is Jon Boy even working? How's the child support coming along? Find that out for me Pez Head. Kate does NOT live within her means, I better not see her on the Today show again with her purse full of bills crying. I use to enjoy the show, but quit it a year or so ago



  28. 28

    This is shutting the barn door after the horses ran out.



  29. 29

    Too little too late and just for publicity.
    Toddlers are incredibly smart.
    You can't make me think that toddlers seeing men in their home with cameras was no biggie to them, and they were "oblivious." They were very much aware. You've already stolen their younger years for benefit, why is it different now?



  30. 30

    HAHAHA IT'S FRIDAY AND I GOT MY DRUNK ON A LITTLE EARLY THIS WEEKEND



  31. 31

    In my opinion the only reason this moron wants to get his kids off tv is because HE's not on it with them. the two of them used their brood for money. Enough already cancel the show and let these people just go AWAY.



  32. 32

    I don't think their issues are because of the show necessarily, but all that comes with it and the divorce, which seems to be pretty nasty



  33. 33

    How can ANY OF YOU THINK HE IS RIGHT? first of all, kate plus eight is not on all of the time. These kids, they have already been exposed to the cameras, etc. They are not brats, they have been to counselling, etc. Let's get to the next thing. Kate makes money too, off the show. She does put money away for the kids, AWAY FROM JON. But, if she and the kids are not working, and JON, THE DOUCHE, is not working…. OKAY, Kate does have money in the bank, the house could be sold….. AND THEN WHAT????? Kate goes back to work as an RN, they live in a TRAILOR, and despite her nursing salary, THEY WILL BE ON THE DOLE. Food stamps, housing assistance, day care, probably medical because Kate will not be full time and will not get medical…. So, YEAH, JON, HOPEFULLY A JUDGE WILL AGREE WITH YOU, EVEN THOUGH THE DIVORCE AGREEMENT SAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT………PIG



  34. 34

    Jon IS sorry. He is a sorry no good bum.The contractual obligation he is talking about must be the 70k a yr paycheck I read that TLC pays Jon as part of the suit they filed when Jon breached HIS TLC contract and barred TLC from the family home. TLC felt it was worth keeping Kate's ratings to pay the loser that caused harm to his entire family with his BAD BEHAVIOR. If Jon wanted his kids feelings protected, he would not have TWEETED to the world the details in his words about this court case. Jon is a young Michael Lohan. Jon wants media attention and next Aunt Jodi and Uncle Kevin will be posing and talking for money again. Kate lost her good time slot and her show will probably be canceled anyway.



  35. 35

    Re: Crazeetina – I think you and I watch two totally different shows! I don't feel Jon loves his kids and I don't think they care much for him either. I have a feeling that the people who are pro Jon are Republican and those that are pro Kate are Democrat. Anyone want to fess up?? Team Kate for me!



  36. 36

    I'd blame it on your failed relationship with your wife, not the television.



  37. 37

    Re: LisaRose – huh how is this about politics? Democrats are Team Kate? Republicans are Team Jon? I can't stand either person

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    38

    If he was pocketing a big, fat monthly cheque, I somehow doubt you'd hear a peep out of this guy. Just my opinion. It's a little late for this mind changing.
    The kids seem happy. Leave them, their mother and their means of survival alone and offer support.



  39. 39

    HOW CAN ANYONE THINK HE IS WRONG?! He is 100 % correct and it is a well-written and thoughtful statement. It was one thing when the kids were babies and toddlers. They are older now, and their exploitation by Kate NEEDS TO STOP. GO JON!! Keep it classy and keep it real. Your kids needs you to do this for them.



  40. 40

    Kate Plus 8 won't be on much longer if ratings keep falling. It's boring and a drag. I did watch when they were a whole family and it was okay. But now it seems like the fun outings on the show are forced and pathetic. Time to pull the plug.



  41. 41

    Jon's just pissed he doesn't have a piece of the pie. It was fine when HE was on the show, but now that he's not, he wants to hurt Kate and take the kids off the show. I HIGHLY doubt this is affecting the kids negatively. It's giving them a better life and will be paying for their college tuitions. Is their father going to pay? NOPE, he doesn't have a JOB!



  42. 42

    Jon is refusing money from TLC. He's not bitter about "not getting a piece of the pie." He wants what is best for the kids, not YOUR entertainment.



  43. 43

    Re: justtfax – How do you know they've been in councelling? Kate won't ALLOW it.



  44. 44

    He didn't seem too concerned about the kids all those years. Only when he got divorced and was told he couldn't make money off of them he went ape shit. It's the same as the Kreiders. Once they were cut out of the deal they went public for the safety of the chidren.



  45. 45

    I respect that. Those kids SHOULD get off tv. And if it is only their mom who still wants them there that just proves how nuts she is. Poor kids.



  46. 46

    Did Jon tweet that to the world to purposely start a PUBLIC attack against Kate to BOOST ratings for Kate Plus 8? Their show had the highest ratings ever when he was caught cheating with 20 yr olds and the marriage was failing. Kate Plus 8 is rarely on TV and the last couple times it was in the same time slot as DWTS. People forgot about the Gosselins and the show could easily be cancelled. If the rumors that TLC pays Jon 70k a yr are true, his paycheck is gone if the show ends. If Jon starts up a public fight AGAIN, will the public take sides again and some will watch Kate Plus 8 to support Kate? Is Jon clever and greedy instead of a worried father as he says? Publicly tweeting about his court battle PUTS his kids IN the spotlight while he is saying he wants to get his kids out of the spotlight.



  47. 47

    Both of those parents are idiots. Those kids should be sent to a foster home.



  48. 48

    He's a good father. He wants each of his children to have the childhood every kid deserves. And he is right.



  49. 49

    I am thinking that maybe he finally wised up and is really concerned for the kids. Maybe he is actually seeing the behavior of his children and he does as a father have concerns right now. In the beginning of their show, yes he was looking at the money Im sure. Things have changed and he went through a time that many divorced ppl go through. Being selfish and not caring for anything but themselves. Maybe he is truely trying to change and be a good father. Looking at Kate maybe this is opening up his mind and his eyes to what is really going on. Give him the benefit of the doubt. Let's just see what happens in the near future. I beleive him when he says they have emotional and behaveial problems. I have already said that a couple of years ago. It was obvious then and I'm sure it's getting worse as they get older.



  50. 50

    WHAT A MESS REALITY TV "ONCE AGAIN" MADE OF A FAMILY!! KATEE IS INTO HERSELF AND JON IS ALL ABOUT DESTROYING THAT AND THE KIDS SUFFER



  51. 51

    Jon the "best of your ability" is NOT good enough!
    It is too bad so much of what you have written here is bullshit!



  52. 52

    why doesn't he go back to his old career? why did he ever quit, to become a full time reality tv goon?



  53. 53

    Re: seespeakhear – Than that makes you Green party!! LOL



  54. 54

    Wow many of you think the kids should stay on the air? I don't think anyone is watching them. He's right. Let them enjoy a normal childhood. That mother needs to get off her high horse and learn not to be so nasty. Karma. He needs to find any job. I know he's looking, so he says, but they all need to get a clue. No one cares about them anymore.



  55. 55

    Re: tvmaven – Who are you kidding. That lazy a$$ does not want custody of those children. I watched those two for 3 years while he sat on his a$$ while Kate went to the grocery store, cooked all the meals because as Jon said, "I DON'T COOK!", wash clothes for 10 people, keep the house clean, take the children to a million doctor, dental appointments. He wasn't man enough to stick around. And he has not worked in 4 or 5 years. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!



  56. 56

    Re: justtfax – You are soooooo right! He is a real creep. This Kate plus 8 show is not hurting these children. And instead of him posting his phony comments on the internet, here's a suggestion Jon. LOOK FOR A JOB! Because your money is going to run out and there is no weathy Mommy or Daddy out there to support you. So guess what! You are just like millions of Americans who have to get up everyday and go to work to pay our bills. So get moving!