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Jon Gosselin

Kate Put Our Kids in 'Horrible' Situation

1/16/2014 12:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jon Gosselin says he felt TERRIBLE for his daughters for having to appear on the "Today" show with Kate this morning ... telling TMZ the whole thing was "horrible" to watch.

Gosselin appeared on "TMZ Live" moments ago and said Kate's humiliating meltdown on live TV this morning shows exactly why the kids shouldn't be forced to participate in a lengthy publicity tour with their mother.

"I’m going to handle this as a family matter," Jon said ... adding, "I don’t want to affect the children anymore."

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Sadiemay    

That was painful to watch. Each child looking to the other to speak and Kate prodding them on like cattle to the slaughter. This is all the proof Jon needs to prove she is forcing these kids to do something they are not comfortable doing.

245 days ago
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knappdjk    

I watched the entire interview here:
http://www.today.com/video/today/54087006/

It's not that bad. Kate's doesn't seem mad and the girls are just acting like normal preteens. This is being sensationalized.

245 days ago
18.

Lynn M    

You know, it just occurred to me that they didn't speak up because they didn't want to make their DAD angry!

245 days ago
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GothamGirl    

That was painful to watch. Time to get children off of reality shows. Some parents have too much to gain financially to keep the best interests of the children at the forefront.

245 days ago
20.

Lynn M    

Has anyone considered the girl's may have clammed up because they didn't want to make their DAD angry?

245 days ago
21.

Kristinajp    

Really he felt bad for his daughters, for what putting their .other in a situation where she has to raise 8 kids with zero child support? Or the fact they said they miss being on a TV show that allowed their family to not worry about money and take vacations that they now can't do. He is the biggest piece of. Crap. While he doesn't think he Kate should do shows (evidenced by his comments when she did dancing with the stars, he has no problem taking a reality show if he's on it ( ie couples therapy right now!). He's had how many girlfriends in the past few years yet you don't see their mother tramping around. You people need to wake up and learn...actions mean more than words. Clearly they miss doing tv and the perks it brought the family, who is he to stand in the way, especially since he left her and pays no support, a justification that is just BS. Young girls beware, actions speak louder than words, when you see a guy like this Run!

245 days ago
22.

Laurin    

Jon is a much better parent than Kate. She has no patience. Kate is a mean spirited, hateful, selfish woman.

245 days ago
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Laurin    

Jon is a much better parent than Kate. She has no patience. Kate is a mean spirited, hateful, selfish woman.

245 days ago
24.

Laurin    

Jon is a much better parent than Kate. She has no patience. Kate is a mean spirited, hateful, selfish woman.

245 days ago
25.

Kelly    

How awesome of the twins to do that! I'd like to think it was planned. Let's pull the bitch's pants down on TV.

245 days ago
26.

Ckl    

What's the big deal? It just looked like a bit of stage fright. Sure the kids did the show but they weren't asked to talk or for their opinions on the show. The comments from some of the Miss America contestants were much more embarrassing than these kids.

245 days ago
27.

Kristinajp    

Omg, some comments. The mother has done nothing wrong but marry this jerk. Hey pays zero child support (in costs around 900 a month to raise each kid per the govt). She tried doing dancing with the stars to earn income he trashed her for that. He claims he doesn't want has kids on tv, if it's so bad then why is hhe on couples therapy. He's the one using the kids and they clearly miss the perks tv gave them like vacations they would never have had and less stress from their mom due to no money. I'm so sick of him and dumb people telling her to go back to nursing. That won't cover day care or their food bill. Get real. And look at all the skanks he gets to run around with having fun, seen the mom on many dates. Listen to people's actions not what they say. I applaud this mother, I can't imagine having that many kids, she should have sued that dr.

245 days ago
28.

GothamGirl    

Come on Kate! Don't you know your children? They are obviously uncomfortable speaking about their family life on television. Wow, that was painful! Time to get children off of reality shows!!!

245 days ago
29.

ketjo    

John shut up.......Kate just learned the first of many hard lessons a mother learns when dealing with 13 yr old girls.... Don't trust them to do anything you tell them to do......ever !!! ....They live to make you look like a fool in front of other people ....and they will be that way till they hit their twenties...were you miraculously turn from being the brainless idiot who is out to ruin their whole life to someone they can count on to love them no matter what.....Learn your lesson well Kate cause you got 6 more kids to go......
Jon just shut the hell up ....you probably put them up to it...

245 days ago
30.

Lexy    

Jon and Kate are both crazy. Those kids were ****ed from conception.

245 days ago
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