Jon Gosselin Is Furious That Kate Will Return to TV

Kate GosselinNews that Kate Gosselin is preparing a return to reality TV did not go over well with her ex-husband, Jon. Jon is adamantly against his eight children appearing on TV again -- no matter that this will just be a one-hour "catch up" special and not a series. In fact, for some reason, he seems to think a "where are they now?" type special is even worse. He told E! News:

I was heartbroken to learn my children are participating in yet another TV project, especially an 'update' special.

Jon has always been steadfast that he doesn't want his kids on TV again. But this time he seems to have another agenda.

He told E!:

The special is to update people about their lives. Well, there are other people in their life besides their mother. They could have easily incorporated my children's grandparents, aunts, or uncles somehow, even without them appearing on camera, yet chose to exclude them. What message does this send to my children?

Hmmm. Sounds like Jon is pissed because the special will give the impression that Kate is the only one taking care of them. Jon, who does not have primary custody and does not pay child support, is still a presence in their lives -- but how much? He seems worried that the special might answer that question and it may not make him look so good.

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Jon does have a point that "growing up is hard enough" without being on TV; however, growing up is hard enough without two parents at public war with each other, and that doesn't seem to worry Jon.

This is the man who called Kate an "asshole" in one interview and wished she would "effing die" during his stint on Couples Therapy.

And, let's face it, while Kate (and perhaps even the kids, at least according to Kate) may hunger for some more of that TV fame -- the reality is she's going to be getting paid for the gig, and she probably needs the cash.

Do you think that Jon has the right to complain?

 

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nonmember avatar UKara

No, he has no right to complain at all. He legally gave up a number of parental rights when Kate agreed to let him off paying for child support. What parent has 8 kids then doesn't pay for them? He doesn't seem interested in finding a job to get a bigger place to have them on the weekends and support them during the week. He bad-mouths reality TV then goes on Couple's Therapy, sending the kids mixed messages about when it's okay and not to let cameras in your life. Kate loves the cameras and controlling the kids' lives.
Poor kids. TV or no TV, their parents would never make it easy. Let's hope the coping mechanisms they've acquired will help them, rather than hurt them, in life.

seeluxe seeluxe

why and how is he allowed to not pay child support?? That makes me more mad than anything!

Jacee... Jacee2348

Yeah, I tend to agree that the parent's constant public bickering and name-calling would be far more detrimental to the kids than a one hour TV special updating where they are in their lives. Just my opinion... And good question: how does Jon avoid child support?

MrsLa... MrsLandon2012

Nope, however he wiggled his way out of child support is what makes his argument moot. As much as Kate likes being on tv, at least she doesn't publicly bash Jon like he does to her. My goodness, he goes from "grown adult"(I use that term loosely) to overgrown child in about .2 seconds. Yes, Kate is a bit of an attention hog, but she takes care of those kids by choosing not to talk ill of their father on national television

beadi... beadingmom17

He's just butt hurt he's not getting the money for it.

nonmember avatar Gloria Garcia

Kate can make easy money by having a tv show What is wrong with that? She's got 8 kids to support; the responsibility falls solely on her shoulders. Who wouldn't go for the easy money. Her kids are fine. Tv has not and will not damage them. Let them be. If Jon has a better plan to support the family then he needs to step up to the plate.

Sharon Cosgrove

Absolutely not. Since he seems to have trouble with child support and is always running around and in the news. I think Kate is doing a fantastic job with the children. He has not business making those remarks.

nonmember avatar trudy

Jon is no prize but neither is she. She is a brow beater plain and simple. Did it to him and also to her kids. Hopefully they can pick up some good characteristics somwhere. Too bad she has cut them off from her family as well. She is a huge piece of work. Too bad the kids have to pay for their parents shortcomings.

Joyce Miller Palazzolo

No, John shut up!! You have no idea how hard it is to take cake of that amount of kids ALL ALONE. I raised 4 with out a father and I admire KATE for being such a good Mom. and also I don't care that everyone says she is sooo strict !! With that many kids you need to have some kind of order in their lives. Kate you are the best!!! Keep it up !!! the kids need you.

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