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What Now for the Gosselin Kids?

What Now for the Gosselin Kids?

This article discusses the issue of what is going to happen now that TLC’s show Jon and Kate Plus 8 is ending. At first this may not seem like an ethical problem but if you read the article you can see where the ethical problems form. It’s hard to tell if the parents are just unconcerned for their children, or if media has gone too far into the lives of the Gosselin’s. As the article states, the media has been covering the horrible divorce battle between John and Kate. Having their whole lives taped and especially these recent months of their parents separation being on tv must be taking a “psychological toll” on the children.

Jon decided to quit the show and TLC had planned to continue the show now being titled “Kate Plus 8” but Jon “protested”. It seems strange to me that all of a sudden Jon has a moral concern for his kids. He claims that he doesn’t think “on-camera time was good for his kids.” Maybe because he isnt part of the show now? I believe that the tv producers or especially the parents of the children should show more ethical reasoning. Do they not think about the impact of being followed by cameras all their life is going to have on the children. Seems they are just concerned with ratings and money.

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  1. kmcowles
    November 24, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I completely agree with you. From the beginning of when the show began, either parent could have easily taken the kids off the show. However, Jon did not choose to do so until her woul dno longer be involved and would no longer receive benefits from the show.

    I also believe that it is not good for any children growing up with 24 hour media attention. Literally from the time that these children can remember they have had cameras in their homes. THe longer that the show has gone on, the more media attention the family has received. I believe that the children should no longer be on camera but I do not think that the reasoning for ending the show were in teh best interests of the children.

  2. abendym
    November 29, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I agree. It seems that they are in this for the money and the fame. With Jon leaving the show and TLC continuing the show as Kate plus 8, he doesnt want the kids part of it because hes not getting anymore money for it. Maybe they should have limited the time the kids were on camera. They must think that being followed 24/7 with cameras in the house and where ever they go is normal of peoples everyday lives.

  3. icgreen
    December 1, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    I agree with you also, because their show has been on air since their children were born. Jon is just out of his element now that he’s committed adultery and has gotten kicked off the show. I do remember the one time that Jon told the world that he did not want to continue with the show but Kate said yes they were going to do another season. She has always taken over with the decisions and now Jon has gotten up enough nerve to fight back. This may be good and it may be bad. I don’t think they know what kind of scrutiny they are placing these kids under. I can understand the first year of their lives taped to show the world how they dealt with raising eight kids with only two adults, but now it’s ridiculous. Kate is money hungry, and Jon may be acting like he cares and really doesn’t. He may be mad because he won’t be making any of that money anymore, no more benefits to seep.

  4. mlhanaga
    December 6, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I also agree with you because I think that the only reason why Jon doesn’t want the kids to go on another show is because he wont be getting paid. Obviously Jon has never been concerned with his kids being on tv all the time because he has allowed them to be filmed for so long. It is sad that Jon is only thinking about his kids when it affects him and his cash flow.

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