September 12, 2011 7:12am PT by Lindsay Powers
Kate Gosselin Explains Why She Called Jon 'Mediocre' on 'Today' Show (Video)
Outgoing reality star Kate Gosselin is coming under fire for saying her ex husband Jon works a "mediocre… regular job" on the Today show Monday morning.
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"So according to @Kateplusmy8 people that are not in tv are just mediocre!!!" wrote her fan, @macgal_74.
Gosselin immediately explained her comment on Twitter.
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" not what I meant.. I meant this job is not a career acc 2 jon but tv is and is hard but will prov best opps 4 my kids vs nursing!" Jon reportedly works in solar-panel construction.
She then added, "2clarify re 'mediocre' - I meant this job is not a career acc 2 jon but tv is 4 me & is hard but will prov best opps 4 my kids vs nursing!"
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The comment came up when Lauer asked her about estranged husband Jon saying he was "very relieved" the show was over.
Gosselin replied, "It' a situation where Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids and working a regular job. I want the best for my kids and the best opportunities not unlike every parent. To be a good parent is to work as hard as you can and give them the best opportunities in life, and this has provided that."
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Gosselin also announced her post-Kate Plus 8 project on the NBC morning talk show Monday.
"KatePlusMy8.com goes live today as a place where fans can go and follow us, so we're not just sort of ending," she said. The site is still under construction.
"Announcement!As I relayed on Today www.kateplusmy8.com goes LIVE today..(wrk in progress)Chekin&c wut we're doing&find answers2 all ?'s 4me!" she Tweeted.
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Gosselin also appears on The Wendy Williams Show Monday.