Kate Gosselin Tries To Backtrack After Insulting Jon & Calling Him 'Mediocre' On 'Today!'

Mon, September 12, 2011 4:03pm EDT by 10 Comments

Kate, who is still reeling after the cancellation of ‘Kate Plus 8,’ says she didn’t mean to bash Jon’s ‘regular’ job — she just thinks TV provides better opportunities for her kids! Do you believe her?

Kate Gosselin got the Twitterverse talking this morning, Sept. 12, after she went on the Today show and slammed her ex Jon Gosselin‘s job, saying he was a “mediocre” parent. But now, she’s trying to redeem herself, swearing she didn’t mean what she said! Oh come on Kate, we know you meant every word.

The rude comment came up when Matt Lauer asked Kate about Jon, who said he was “very relieved” her show Kate Plus 8 was over. Kate, 36, replied, “It’s a situation where Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids and working a regular job. I want the best for my kids and the best opportunities not unlike every parent. To be a good parent is to work as hard as you can and give them the best opportunities in life, and this has provided that.” You mean it’s provided you with the means to buy yourself a brand new Audi TT, right Kate?

Jon, 34, a solar panel construction worker, told RumorFix last week he hoped Kate would go back to having a “normal life.” But apparently normal isn’t good enough for the former Mrs. Gosselin.

“2clarify re ‘mediocre’ – I meant this job is not a career acc 2 jon but tv is 4 me & is hard but will prov best opps 4 my kids vs nursing!” Kate wrote on Twitter, attempting to backtrack.

“So, because my husband and I aren’t on tv constantly like @Kateplusmy8 , we’re only providing a “mediocre” life for our daughter?” A Twitter follower tweeted at Kate, who replied with, “That’s not wut I said @all. Was responding 2jons comment only re ME getting a ‘normal’ job–which would not work$ bc I hav 8!”

What do you think, HollyMoms? Did Kate really feel bad about what she said on Today or did she mean every word? Sounds to me this ‘misunderstanding’ was not misunderstood by anyone but Kate!

–Leigh Blickley

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