Kate Gosselin's Latest Bad Parenting Move Has Jon on the Warpath

kate gosselinRecently, the world was blessed with the knowledge that Kate Gosselin will be returning to television for a one-hour TLC special with her adorable kids. One person who's not happy? (Besides you.) You guessed, her ex-husband, Jon. According to a source, "Jon thinks it is a really bad idea for his kids. Jon feels he has his kids' best interest at heart." And the sad thing? Kate didn't, and didn't have to, get any permission from Jon whatsoever about putting their eight children on TV again. "Jon didn't have to give his consent for their kids to tape the TLC special," a source said. "Kate's not obligated to tell him anything."

Kinda sad. As much as I don't like Jon either, a big decision like putting your young children on television kind of seems like it should be made between two parents, not just one.

Since he and Kate parted ways, Jon has been extremely vocal about not wanting his children on television. When he heard there was talk of another reality show for Kate and the kids he said, "I'll fight it. I don't need the money, I'll just go to work. Because I fought so hard to get my kids off of television."

Again, by no means does Jon Gosselin appear to be a model parent, but I would be so infuriated if I were him and my ex were putting our children on TV against my wishes. Typically, reality TV couples with kids decide together on whether or not their kids can be in front of the camera -- no matter how acrimonious the split. (See Brandi Glanville and Eddie Cibrian.)
Sadly, though, Jon better get used to it, as Kate seems to be on a mission to have (most of) her family on television again. And, according to her, it's what her children want, as well. "They cheered like crazy. It was like I announced that it's Christmas tomorrow," Kate, said of telling her kids they were going to be on TV again. "Our crew walked in and it was like they had never left."
So, yeah.
Do you think Jon has a right to be annoyed that his children are going to be on television again?
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nonmember avatar SickOfHearingIt

People who say on television that they want the mother of their children to "eat sh1t and die" do not have their children's best interests at heart.

nonmember avatar Cookster

Of course the kids want to be on tv again so they can get more free stuff. They admitted that they miss that. Kate thinks she's a star so of course she wants to be on tv so bad.

Todd Vrancic

Sure, he has the right to be upset, but I don't know how the custody order is worded, so I don't know if he can do anything about it.  If she has primary legal custody as well as physical custody, he might be s. o. l.

nonmember avatar Jenn

I think I read somewhere that he doesnt have to pay child support any more if she can allow them on tv. If he's not financially supporting them and she needs to bring in money....falling back to a known income generator seems like an easy decision. That being said I am not commenting on whether she should or should not be putting the kids in the spot light again.

Sherry Mador Edwards

I think Jon has every right to say if his kids go on t.v. or not! Kate is just a fame hore!!

Margaret Oleary

no because he gave up that right so he didnt have to pay child support

sterl... sterling21

She is the primary care giver, so she is more in a position to gadge the needs and wants of her kids. If they enjoy being on tv, a short special sounds like she is treating the kids.

nonmember avatar BeeZy

Jon never admits that he doesn't pay child support. Kate supports the 8 all by herself. He gave up legal custody and knew that meant Kate could film. He doesn't provide anything but he goes on tv and trashes Kate. Some of the kids refuse to see him.

terpmama terpmama

Sounds like she has sole legal custody... Not sure why that happened... Why didn't he get this hashed out when they divorced?

Gerry Barksdale

Jon does not have any rights what so ever, he gave up that right  when he could not pay child support.

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