Jon Gosselin Fails to Get Kids Removed From 'Kate Plus 8'
Ex-reality TV star tweets that his children are experiencing 'emotional issues.'
It's been a rocky road to fame -- and eventually infamy -- for reality TV star Jon Gosselin, and on Oct. 13, he attempted to protect his children from the reality TV environment by asking a judge to remove them from his ex-wife's Kate Plus 8 series, reports The Huffington Post. But after failing to convince a judge that living life in front of a television audience is a danger to his family's well-being, Jon decided to go public with his concerns in an attempt to protect his children -- although his ex-wife had previously publicly questioned his motives for trying to quash her show.
Following a high-profile divorce from Kate Gosselin, his former Jon & Kate Plus 8 co-star who went on to star in her own TLC series, Kate Plus 8, Jon is now proclaiming that Gosselin's new show is causing their children to struggle with "emotional and/or behavioral issues," tweeting last Friday that the kids are "desperately in need of a normal life."
Jon was successful in stalling production on Kate Plus 8 last year after submitting a cease-and-desist order to the network, citing concern for his kids. However, a confidential agreement was reached and the show continued production last February.
Now that another attempt to end Kate Gosselin's show has been futile, he is taking his fight to Twitter. In his Oct. 15 tweet, Jon Gosselin proclaimed: "My goal for my children is for them to have a normal childhood, and gain back their much deserved privacy. This is not about money, this is about my children."
"I honor the judge's decision," Gosselin tweeted, "but I do not support it. I will not stop fighting to remove my children from television. It is not a child's job to support themselves, or a lifestyle, they need to be kids."
After including a couple jabs at his ex-wife, Gosselin admitted that finding employment has not been easy but vowed to continue "focusing on spending time with my children and providing a safe, stable, normal and private environment for them!"
He concludes his tweet by admitting that he was also to blame for introducing his family to a career in reality TV, writing: "I will have to answer to my children for the rest of my life. I will have to live with this guilt the rest of my life. I am truly sorry!"