Yesterday we bore witness to the Kate Gosselin TODAY interview debacle.
Including their father Jon Gosselin!
The daddy said he watched his twins Cara and Mady and did NOT appreciate them being put in this situation, even AFTER Kate said on Twitter that the girls "just had a case of stage fright."
Well, Jon didn't take too kindly to that response and spoke out about how he felt seeing his girls struggle live on air. He said:
"I felt upset. I was laying there with Liz [Jannetta] and we were like, 'Say something girls. Come on! Just say something. Anything.' And they didn't say anything and we were like, 'Ugh, this is horrible.' Then I felt really bad. I mean, I didn't care too much for Kate or whatever, but I felt really bad for Mady and Cara because I love them and they're just put in this situation. It was like deer in the headlights. It just kind of proves my point of Kate bringing the kids out instead of her just sort of doing it herself. It all blew up in everyone's face and I feel horrible for my children because now they're going to have to deal with the public."
But why does Jon think this interview went down so poorly for the girls? Well, this daddy has a couple of ideas.
Here's what he said:
"By body language they were probably like, 'What's the moral thing to do and what does my mom want me to do?' They were torn and they just shutdown. It was just a classic case of being silent. You get to a point where you are like, 'I don't know who to please. Do I please myself or do I please my parents — or my mother?'"
When asked if he thought Kate manipulated his daughters, the father did not deny the accusations. He said:
"In my heart that's what I believe, that's how I feel. Can I prove it? I can't prove it, but you can't take my feelings away from me. I feel that way."
But that doesn't mean he still won't be super supportive of his two girls. Which we think is great!
"I just texted Mady and Cara today and said, 'You guys looked great and I love you and have a good day in New York.' I didn't really talk about it. I'm just here to offer them support and be their father."
If we were the twins - we wouldn't worry too much about this hiccup.
This is only the first of a series of embarrassing circumstances that happens to ALL teenagers! This just happened to occur in front of a wider audience.
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]
Tags: cara, celeb kidz, dysfunctional families, jon gosselin, kate gosselin, mady, perezcious parenting, reality tv, tacky and true, teens, the gosselins, wacky