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'Jon & Kate' Under Investigation

5/29/2009 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor is investigating whether "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is complying with child labor laws.

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A Labor Dept. spokesperson says there's been a complaint and they are investigating.

A TLC rep tells us, "TLC fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations. "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is no exception. For an extended period of time, we have been engaged in cooperative discussions and supplied all requested information to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. We will continue to engage the appropriate officials and meet any standards or regulations that are applicable to TLC productions."

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31.

SLUTTY SIENNA    

Kate and Jon and TLC are using little children to make big bucks. This investigation was a long time coming and way overdue.

1783 days ago
32.

Lisa    

This is ridiculous! No one was concerned about these kids for the first 4 seasons! Now all of a sudden, everyone is concerned!

1783 days ago
33.

KJR    

It is definately about time! And they better not take TLC or the Gosselin parents word on how much time the cameras are on. Gosselins are known liars, you cannot believe a word they say. Viewers have known all along that they have filmed 4x weeek from morning to night. The house is set up like a studio for God's sake. There was a whole episode of them taking the fluorescent lighting down when they moved out of their old house. I just cannot believe it has taken 4 years to investigate this fraud! They claim the kids are not "working" BS--or maybe it could be true, because they are not getting paid-the parents are. It does not change the fact that children should not have cameras in their lives as they are showering, potty training, fighting, sick etc! Again It is about damn time!

1783 days ago
34.

SLUTTY SIENNA    

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1783 days ago
35.

SLUTTY SIENNA    

HOPEFULLY,
THE
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ABUSE.

1783 days ago
36.

Originalkat    

They cameras are not there everyday filming however it is a possibility that the 2 days they are they have exceeded the hours children can work. They jam it all in and I would say they possibly will find something on it. If the brother and sister in law did it possibly only for the sake of the children. They have been around to know what is going on and lets face it..the show isn't going to last much longer anyway.

1783 days ago
37.

Bill    

Jon & Tramp needs to leave America alone. She's a lazy bitch who had a litter of little immergrants. wow!
OK, she rates as mutt and him being stupid to marry her, He deserves what he gets..

1783 days ago
38.

tiger'smomaphonytoo    

How many voices screaming to help these kids did you have to hear Pennsylvania?

Child labor laws are to protect children. Simple as that. They can't be worked like horses even if they are smiling, eating ice cream, at Disney world or whatever.

These events were staged work for the cameras. If they abide by limited hours, get their education, have friends and a real life away from the cameras, then so be it. If not, SHUT DOWN THE PRODUCTION OF jon & kate plus 8!!

Either way, I have TUNED OUT permanently. TLC handled this like covering the Titanic For Profit. Shameful!!!

1783 days ago
39.

CoolKid    

Hey here is a thought, how about Jon and Kate get real f***** jobs and stop living off their kids paycheck. When you start hearing the kids say they don't like the camera's anymore its time to stop. Hey KATE, stop being such a money hungry bitch and think of your kids for a change.

1783 days ago
40.

freethegosselin8    

The children need a court appointed advocate to speak about the best interests of the children. Jon & Kate are producers of the show and CLEARLY have a conflict of interests.

1783 days ago
41.

Ken    

Most of you don't get it. This is a child labor issue. Just because they film in the house does not mean the kids are not subjected to oversight. Jon and Kate get their $75K per episode so it is a money-making venture. The kids are forced to sit and wait while Mom and Dad finish fighting and while various shots are setup. The kids are made to shill for the show with the "On this episode of Jon and Kate Plus Eight," bumps.

Do any of you morons think this is all spontaneous 'reality?'

The state needs to get involved. They need to shut this production down.

As for the comments about the Duggars and the Roloffs. Sure, shut them down too.

1783 days ago
42.

wtf    

I read that Jodie had her hand out for a paycheck. She was turned down and cut out of the show. That is why she is on her anti John and Kate spin now.

1783 days ago
43.

Lisa    

News flash! These kids are working! They are living their lives and the cameras just happened to be there. It's not like they are in McDonald's flipping burgers at the age of 5! They are living, eating and playing and the camera men aren't saying "now do this" "now do that".

1783 days ago
44.

Monica    

It's about time that someone is looking out for the children. TLC needs to pull the plug on this show & let those beautiful children have a normal childhood instead of being pimped out for thier mothers bank account, tummy tuck, boob job, security guard, million $$ house etc....
Let them be kids & enjoy life.

1783 days ago
45.

Cathy    

How bout those potty training sessions where she took pictures of their first poops on the potty? I had to change the channel. That was disgusting and embarrassing for the kids. What nut takes pictures of their kids first potty poops? She does. Those kids don't need cameras following them around all the time. Some things are just private.

1783 days ago
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