Let's get reaaadddy to ruuuummmmbbble!! It's Round (who can keep count?) of Jon and Kate. In this corner, weighing in with a job as a waiter and the recent cover of In Touch, we have Jon Gosselin…and in this corner, former chicken hair heavy weight champion and gracing People magazine, it's Kate Gosselin!
Who will win this latest bout of what's best for the former couple's eight kids? Both appeared on Jon & Kate Plus 8, but now Jon is worried about what being thrust into the limelight has done to their kids. Kate, on the other hand, would love to get her brood back on your small screen. So, who's side are you on? Let's start with Jon, shall we?
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Speaking to In Touch about his ex-wife's desire to get their kids (and, of course, herself) back on television, Jon explains, “I consider that exploitation,” adding, “I don’t think being on TV is good for kids. A lot of them do not want to film and they come to me and tell me that. It’s upsetting and I think it’s embarrassing for them. They are enjoying having an ordinary childhood.”
Discussing his children's perceived issues, Jon continues, “They shy away from cameras and I don’t think that is normal…Developmentally, they have problems with their peers, and they have problems with talking to other people— I think more so than someone who grows up off of TV.”
Kate, in the past, has denied this assertion, saying, “They ask all the time, ‘Are we going to film more?’ They want to do it. They weren’t harmed. I’d say definitely — we’d go back and do it again.” Of course you would! And I totes believe that your kids just love being on television with you.
Jon claims, “[Kate] uses them as her props. It’s a problem for her that she can’t afford our old lifestyle anymore. It’s so unfair to them. I work really hard to keep my kids safe and then she just goes and tweets about them all the time. I don’t have a Twitter [account] anymore and even when I did, I never tweeted about my kids. I kept their lives private.”
Props? Whatever could he mean by props? Did I mention that joining Kate on the cover of People are the pair's thirteen-year-old twins Cara and Mady? The girls are dishing to magazine about their mom and their six other siblings, while addressing their detractors. Cara admits, "People expect us to be damaged."
Mady chimes in, "People think we're supposed to be messed up, like, 'Oooooh, the poor Gosselin kids, they're going to be scarred for life, waaaaah.' Here's the big news: we're not messed up."
You may not be
yet, but it's not from your parents' lack of trying!
TELL US-AS FAR AS THEIR KIDS ARE CONCERNED, ARE YOU TEAM KATE OR TEAM JON?
[Photo Credit: People]