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    'Jon & Kate Plus 8' being investigated for child labor laws violations

    I swear all this is just hype to create bigger ratings for more $$$$... Amazingly all the marital shit comes out within two weeks prior to the new season, and now this in week two of the show...

    Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Jon and Kate Gosselin now have an new woe to deal with in addition to their tabloid problems and marital issues: a child labor laws investigation.

    The Pennsylvania Department of Labor has confirmed that it is investigating whether Jon & Kate Plus 8 is violating child labor laws after receiving an unidentified complaint against the popular TLC reality series.

    "We're not saying that they are not complying with child labor laws. We're investigating a complaint," Pennsylvania Department of Labor employee Troy Thompson told Us Weekly. "We're not saying that there was or was not a violation, just that we're conducting an investigation."

    The department is declining to reveal any details about who filed the compliant, when they filed it, or what specific allegations they are alleging.

    "Because the case is ongoing I can't discuss the content of the investigation," Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry spokesman Christopher Manlove told People.

    TLC immediately released a media statement insisting Jon & Kate Plus 8's production fully complies with the state's labor laws.

    "TLC fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Jon and Kate + 8 is no exception," the network stated. "For an extended period of time, we have been engaged in cooperative discussions and supplied all requested information to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. We will continue to engage the appropriate officials and meet any standards or regulations that are applicable to TLC productions."

    Earlier this week, Kevin and Jodi Kreider, Kate's brother and sister-in-law, publicly alleged Jon and Kate are exploiting their eight children and treating them like commodities by having them to continue appear on the show.

    "We're speaking out now because we want to be the voice of our nieces and nephews and we're seeing it turn tide that they're being viewed as a commodity," Kevin told The Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith during a Wednesday interview on the CBS morning show.

    "They're being exploited and it's time for America to see the situation for what it really is," Jodi added. "Unfortunately there are no laws protecting children in reality TV shows and its time for the public to be aware of this and that these children are very aware of the cameras in their home. Their home is their workplace and this is not a healthy environment for kids to be raised in."

    According to Kevin and Jodi -- who occasionally appeared in Jon & Kate Plus 8's initial seasons but have since become increasingly outspoken critics of the show -- Jon and Kate have repeatedly brushed off their concerns, leaving them no choice but to speak out publicly in an attempt to protect the couple's 5-year-old sextuplets and 8-year-old twins.

    "We have talked to them, many times. about the subject and they have often said 'Hey, this is kind of our lives, this is what we chose, this is how we're going to provide for them,'" Kevin said. "And we feel they have chosen this path with disregard to their children's safety [and] security."

    According to Jodi, the children are already feeling the effects of the show's cameras.

    "They don't want the cameras around. They have told me, personally,' she said. "We watched them quite a bit about a year ago and further back and they would say 'Aunt Jodi, I don't like the cameras on every vacation with us, I don't like them.' And too, kids have bad moments -- they cry -- and having the camera zoom in on a crying kid, I mean this should not be a form of entertainment."

    "Unfortunately I think it has come down to all about the ratings and no one is looking at these children as what they are going through and the life consequences they are going to have as they get older," Jodi added later in the interview.
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    They live near my sister outside of Reading, Pa. They frequent the same stores , gym. Jon likes to talk to the ladies at the gym. I feel sorry for the children. You know there's a roomful of producers just seeing dollar signs. The best thing that could happen is no one watches and they resolve their differences and raise the kids in a good home.

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    The whole family needs to take a hawaiian vacation, learn how to surf, and find junk trinkets that only Vincent Price cares about. They will all come home again with a new zest for family unity.



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    Hey TP.....when ya gonna sue this bitch for ripping off your look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    Hey TP.....when ya gonna sue this bitch for ripping off your look?

    Lol kiddo tells me she stole my hair all the time! Not so much now though.. mine is longer and blonder..... Plus my boobs are alot bigger than hers...
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    *bows to the boobies...
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    Huh...huh..huh....you said boobs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by csm5150 View Post
    Huh...huh..huh....you said boobs!
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    Ah if only I could find a decent pic of the two funniest guys on tv during my college days.
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    I never even knew about this damn show until the Mrs and I caught a snippet of all their marital problems on ET or something like that. I do like what the Mrs had to say though..."That SOB must be packing something behind his zipper, as he certainly is a goofy looking fucker."
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    it will be interesting, 50-100 years from now when we start having some interesting data and studies completed about the effects of reality tv participation on children...i have to think that there is potential to really screw 'em up. Though, it's not like parents don't have a million other ways to screw their kids up without jamming cameras in their kids faces 24 hours a day so in the end, whatever. Though, that chick looks pretty hot. What channel is this show on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    it will be interesting, 50-100 years from now when we start having some interesting data and studies completed about the effects of reality tv participation on children...i have to think that there is potential to really screw 'em up. Though, it's not like parents don't have a million other ways to screw their kids up without jamming cameras in their kids faces 24 hours a day so in the end, whatever. Though, that chick looks pretty hot. What channel is this show on?
    The show is on TLC. Reruns are aired during the day but I think the current episodes are on Mon. nights at 7 or 8, our time.
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    My mom loves this show and I used to watch it with her, but last season I just couldn't stand it anymore. Kate is a bitch, simple as that, and she treats Jon terribly in public, so you can just imagine what it is behind closed doors.....I told my mom last year, that I couldn't see someone putting up with that for much longer...and Kate always seemed oblivious to the nastyness she was putting out there, giving the old "it's all for the kids" line until I wanted to puke...make no mistake Kate LOVES the attention, as long as she can control it....now that she can't control it, it's unfair.

    It was pretty fair to you when they were throwing free trips to Utah and Hawaii at you tho.

    Paul Peterson, former child actor and now an activist for children in the industry is involved in this investigation some how...and he has good points

    children who are "performers" are covered by the Coogan law that has child welfare workers and limits on how the salaries of these performers are used....a good percentage goes into trust until their adult hood


    but these kids are reality tv performers , which is a gray area and I'll betcha the kids are not being compensated AT ALL.... that's the complaint being made...all contracts are strictly in the parents names and money goes right to them,


    interestingly, TLC is putting out a call for families of multiples to audtion...looks like Jon and Kate are being replaced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    I never even knew about this damn show until the Mrs and I caught a snippet of all their marital problems on ET or something like that. I do like what the Mrs had to say though..."That SOB must be packing something behind his zipper, as he certainly is a goofy looking fucker."

    She has a way with words! Love that comment!

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    I'm with voivod in thinking this is all a publicity stunt to drive ratings.

 

 

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