Jon Gosselin Says His Kids Are Being “Exploited”

by | August 31, 2009 at 11:02 AM | TV News

Jon Gosselin (Us Magazine)

Jon Gosselin (Us Magazine)

Jon Gosselin is sounding off against reports that he told Good Morning America that his kids were being exploited by TLC.

“I’m not saying TLC is exploiting my children,” he said in a statement to E!. “But I do believe the media and tabloids covering my family and the show for their own financial gain are the ones exploiting them.”

“I have said on numerous occasions TLC has afforded my kids a better life and has helped provide a better roof on their heads,” he added.

The father of eight sat down with the morning news show on Friday for his very first post-split interview. E! reports that Jon was “very open and honest” when discussing ex-wife, Kate Gosselin. The source also originally stated that “TLC has had him on a gag order and he’s sick of it. Jon basically comes right out and says he’s worried the show is ‘exploiting’ his eight children.”

After the interview, Jon flew to Las Vegas to host a bikini pool party at MGM.

The interview will air this week on GMA.