In the never ending drama for the Jon & Kate Plus 8 family, comes a new report that Jon & Kate Gosselin are being investigated the Pennsylvania Department of Labor for possibly violating child labor laws by having their children on the show.
No we’re not kidding. The the Pennsylvania Department of Labor confirmed yesterday that an investigation is being done to determine if the hit TLC show is violating child labor laws after receiving a complaint against the show. So all it takes is one complaint to waste tax payers money on a ridiculous investigation such as this one?
Troy Thompson of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor says, “We’re not saying that they are not complying with child labor laws. We’re investigating a complaint. We’re not saying that there was or was not a violation, just that we’re conducting an investigation.”
The reality show – for which Jon and Kate earn $50,000-$75,000 an episode – features their eight children, including 8-year-old twins and sextuplets who just turned 5.
TLC has released a statement denying any wrong doing. This whole witch hunt on the couple has now gone a bit too far in my opinion. To say they are violating child labor laws seems to be a very big and rather unfair reach to me.