Jodi and Kevin Kreider say Jon & Kate are exploiting their 8
Julie and Kevin Kreider, Kate Gosselin's younger brother and his wife appeared on The Early Show today saying Jon and Kate are exploiting their eight children, and it needs to stop.
Kate's younger brother Kevin also talked on The Early Show with his wife Jodi Kreider about how Jon and Kate should stop filming their show as it is damaging their childrens' lives.
Julie, Kate's sister-in-law also earlier blogged about the show, ahead of Monday's premiere:
"When the show first started, Kate made a wishlist of things that she wanted, and that became the theme of each episode--the carpet, twin's room, bunk beds, cow, hairplugs, teeth whitening, trips, etc. EVERYTHING that you see them do or buy is completely paid for out of the budget for the show or traded for free advertising. Kate went on and on about saving up for special days, you saw her paying for things, she talked about budgeting, etc. It is all for the appearance that they are a struggling family with 8 children. They needed to be relatable. They didn't pay for any of it.
On The Early Show today, Jodi and Kevin said the eight children were being exploited, and they think it is time for laws to be put in place for children who appear in reality shows. They now want to be the 'voice' for Jon and Kate's eight kids.
The Kreiders say they're already seeing signs of adverse effects on the Gosselins' sextuplets and twins of having TV cameras constantly capturing the lives of all Gosselin family members.
Almost 10 million viewers watched the premiere on Monday, but Jodi and Kevin say they have had enough.
"We're speaking out now," Kevin pointed out, "because we want to be the voice of our nieces and nephews. We're seeing it turn-tide, that they're being viewed as a commodity."
Jodi said that the children have told her that they don't want the cameras in their house all the time, and that even though they haven't seen the children in a while, they hope Jon and Kate will come around and do what is best for their kids.