Jon & Kate Plus Eight kids are screwed up, Jon Gosselin says

Jon Gosselin appeared on Oprah: Where Are They Now? Sunday and revealed that their kids are screwed up as a result of appearing on TV. Appearing on the awful talk show Bethenny, Kate previously admited, “I took this amount of privacy from my kids,” but didn’t talk as much about the consequences of that.

Jon says their eight kids–sextuplets, 9, and twins, 13–”have trust funds, and they’re taken care of educationally. Great. But developmentally, they have problems with their peers, and they have problems with talking to other people.”

ABC News also reports that Jon–who showed off the kids’ clothes to Oprah’s cameras–said being on TV affected them in other ways: “They have problems with wants and needs and manners and morals and what’s right and what’s wrong. I think more so than someone who grows up off TV.”

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