Today Jon released a Twitter message:
As you may or may not be aware, I have been working for some time to remove my children from television. I do not believe being on TV is beneficial to any of them. They are no longer toddlers that are oblivious to what is going on around them. They are now six and ten, in school and desperately in need of a normal life.
Each of them has experienced negative effects of having their lives so public. Some are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues. 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. No amount of money is worth the price my children are paying. You cannot put a price on childhood. Money comes and goes, but you only have one childhood.
For those questions about money and support, I can say I am supporting my children to the best of my ability. All parties involved know the truth about this. I am and have been actively seeking employment. I have been barred from accepting entertainment deals that would generate income for my family due to contractual obligations. I am also actively looking for a job outside of the entertainment industry and so far, have not secured a position. In the mean time, I have been focusing on spending time with my children and providing a safe, stable, normal and private environment for them!
On October 13, 2010, I went to court to act in the best interest of my children- to remove them from television. The judge respectfully denied my plea, and granted filming rights to their mother. I honor the judge’s decision, 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. I would like to apologize to my friends, family, and especially my children for not taking a stand earlier in my life and not questioning my decisions to have our lives documented and displayed. 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!
Written by SeeingClearly at the IMO blog:
His message has some very clear points:
* Filming IS harming the children
* He has opposed filming for a long time
* Jon has been prevented from accepting entertainment deals
* He is actively looking for work
* He will continue to fight
* He regrets his decision to ever film
His message directly refutes the common arguments of the “fans” who refuse to acknowledge that continuing to film and display this family is HARMFUL TO THE CHILDREN. He took this to court and fought to get them off TV.
Those who claim that Jon is opposing this because he wants to hurt Kate or because he is jealous of the money are choosing to ignore the FACT that Jon wanted to stop filming at the end of Season 4! Jon was objecting WHILE he was receiving huge paychecks. Jon was objecting WHILE he was still married.
If TLC continues to film then they are clearly showing that they don’t care what the FATHER of these children feels about this. They are putting money before the rights and concerns of a father. Since when does a divorce mean you can edit a father out of a family? They simply chopped his name from the title, removed him from the payroll and kept going? They are not simulated characters- this is an ACTUAL FAMILY!!!
It’s clear to me that Jon is concerned for his children. He wants to protect them and he wants to provide for them.
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Bravo to DrCoolSex, aka Alex Charak, Dustin Drury, and Greg Murtha.
Jon Gosselin offered a JOB!! Will he promote the “Love Kills Slowly” or “Love Dies Hard” lines for Ed Hardy?
Jon Gosselin doesn’t have a relationship or a job — but one of those things is about to change.Christian Audigier, one of the head honchos over at the Ed Hardy clothing line, tells us he’s offering Jonny boy a job — and the two are meeting today in St. Tropez, France to go over their options.
No word on what the joint venture might be — “Jon & Kate Plus 8 Million Rhinestones,” anybody?
Jon is even on the front page of the Ed Hardy Website. (scroll down).
I admit, I love some of this artwork. It’s taken me a few years but I finally embraced the skull thing. My daughter’s father is into skulls and pirates so she is too, sort of.
I’ve always admired good tattoo art.
I’m assuming Jon will be promoting the “LOVE KILLS SLOWLY” line of douchewear. Or, maybe he will be promoting some of the other shirts Ed Hardy offers: