Jon Gosselin Turns Over New Leaf on Twitter; Pleads For Children's Exploitation to End

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Jon Gosselin wants to get some things off his chest.

After being a tool for much of 2009, the father of eight seems to have come to grips with his past actions and is looking to make amends and move on.

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Hard to blame him there. “I am acutely aware of the mistakes I made in 2009 and I am ashamed of the choices I made,” his Twitter mea culpa reads.

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“I have apologized to Kate, to my family, and to my friends. Through counseling I have learned to own my actions," he continues. "My goal is to move forward."

Jon states that he posted a long note to his Twitter account Tuesday in an effort to “clarify a few things” and relay the negative effects of fame on his kids.

While he does not call his ex-wife out, Jon indirectly pleads for his kids not to be filmed anymore. Kate and the kids' return to TLC is expected at some point.

Read Jon's apology to Kate Gosselin, thoughts on fame and introspective look at some of the d-bag antics that made news for over a year after the jump ...

Due to the overwhelming amount of questions, statements, false statements in the media, I would like to clarify a few things.

First and foremost, for people who did not watch Jon & Kate Plus 8, I stated years ago, and on television, that I no longer wanted to film and wanted my privacy back. This is not a decision I made lightly or without weighing all the factors involved.

The negative effects on my family was my greatest concern and far outweigh any monetary gain we received. Today, my children are much older than when we first started. They are acutely aware their life is markedly different from their peers.

They are six, and ten, and have to deal with paparazzi! They can’t visit a public place without a crowd gathering or people snapping pictures with cell phones.

Whether the children want to film or not is completely irrelevant.

Children rely on the guidance of the adults to ensure their best interest. Left to their own most children would not eat properly, visit the dentist, or complete homework. Do you think a child would choose a day on the beach instead of school?

Is this the best thing for them? Is it the child’s decision to make? Of course not.

I am acutely aware of the mistakes I made in 2009 and I am ashamed of the choices I made. I have apologized to Kate, my family, and to my friends. Through counseling I have learned to own my actions. My goal is to move forward in a positive direction.

Lastly, my children have experienced a lot of life changes in a short period of time; new home, new school, parents divorced, increased media attention, and much more.

Obviously it would be inaccurate and short-sighted to declare that all of their current struggles are attributed to one factor. These multiple changes are exactly why I feel they need privacy, stability, and security.

Filming and displaying their private lives at this time is not in their best interest.

What do you think? Sincere? Should the show go on?

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way to go jon, i think you should start taking you children to church,we should inculcate God's words in our children, after watching the show i know it was you idea to take your children to church.

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I don't think these kids should be in the spotlight either. I am not excusing his behaviour b/c he did cheat on his wife. Anyway this should be a lesson to all those would be reality tv stars. The world sees what you do and never forgets. You can't go back after celebrity, maybe if you stay away from the spotlight, but I do not think it ever goes away. 10 years from now we will still be hearing about these people for some reason or another. I feel sorry for the children b/c they do not have a choice now and who knows what effect this will have on them. Also its not just the fame. John has made some very public mistakes that he will have to explain one day. We all makes mistakes but he really should've thought about that before the show. Maybe the best thing for him to do would be to use the situation to teach others the pitfalls of reality tv and fame. I wouldn't be bothered if they personally did away with all of those shows but that's just me.

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You go, Jon. He sounds mature and sincere here. He's owning up to past mistakes and trying to do right by his kids. Fantastic. Kate will NEVER admit to any mistakes nor will she stop filming those kids unless she's forced to or until interest in them dies down. She's too enamored of the attention, fame, and money to worry about her kids' well-being. Wishing Jon well in court November 30th. His parental rights were so stomped upon the first go around and it's time for those kids to spend more time with their beloved dad, who is both sane and loving, unlike their whorrible mother.

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John needs to grow up. He wants his kids to no longer be exploited BECAUSE HE'S NOT EARNING A DIME FROM IT ANYMORE. Sorry, but he helped to bring this on. If he didn't want the paparazzi to get involved in their private lives, he shouldn't have agreed to do the show in the first place. Now, don't get me wrong, the public eye is no way to raise 1 child, let alone 8, but it was partly his decision to bring his kids up into a life of cameras and relative lack of privacy.

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It's none of our business, they need to work this out between the two of them about the kids, but twitter is not a private forum. So it looks to me like he's doing this for some attention just in case we forget his sorry face.

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John's concern for the kids to be out of the public eye and return to a normal life is a valid concern. Prior to the Reality show Kate had a career as a nurse and I'm not sure what about John's career. If Kate did not employ her whole family this way, what kind of lifestyle would they have. With John unemployed and Kate working as a nurse, and both divorced, this family would probably be forced to live in a mobile home just to make ends meet and that's no joke. Do you know how expensive it is to raise eight kids, especially on a nurses salary.

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First Barbara does not know what she is talking about. Second I believe it and third It is none of our business.

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they should both get real jobs and let those kids live a normal life..exploiting your kids for money and so called fame is just wrong..but have you noticed all the stupid shows coming out that are similar?? they should all be ashamed...

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When the parents starting having problems, they should have stopped filming then, and worked on the relationship. Kate love the attention, and I don't believe she puts the kids first. She treated John horrible in front of the whole world.

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