Reports of Jon Gosselin saying he's ready to pull out aren't true.
Pull out of his contract with TLC for Jon and Kate Plus 8, that is.
So says Jon Gosselin himself.
"I never said that," the father of eight said, clarifying a statement from earlier in the week in which he said he wished he were a normal working stiff.
"A fan asked me, 'Don't you sometimes wish you could go back to a 9-to-5 job?' And my reply was, 'Yeah, because this is 24-7 and 9-to-5ers punch in and punch out and you have no responsibilities.'" Dude just wants down time!
Pointing to the paparazzi outside his family home, Gosselin said, "Here ... you have to watch what you say so it doesn't contradict something else."
It's not just a celebrity gossip thing, of course. He does a solid amount of contradicting himself with his own quotes, too, like the time he said he was "single," then "in a relationship" with Kate Major, then "exclusive" with Hailey Glassman.
In about a 12-hour period, no less.
Jon wants to set the record straight. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]
Still, clearing up other "misinformation," Jon Gosselin said, "Another one was that the kids didn't want to film anymore. They just didn't want to film that day."
"It's 96 degrees outside and they just said they wanted to go in the pool. So guess what? They took their clothes off, put their swimsuits on and jumped in the pool ... I just looked at my producer and said, 'What are you going to do?'"
Um, not pimp out your kids and scar them for life once they learn what Google is?
As for his literal fashion statement the other day (he wore a t-shirt that said "Lies, Lies, Lies") Gosselin says: "I thought it was funny, because people can write anything about me ... How can you say something about me without asking me?"
Um, because you comment to People magazine that you're in a relationship with Kate Major while you're on a double date with Michael Lohan and Jill Zarin?
Just a thought. Perhaps putting a lid on it might help his cause at times.
No comment on whether Jon is really seeking his own reality show.