Kate Gosselin and 13-year old twins Mady and Cara appeared this morning on Today to discuss their recent People Magazine cover and how folks have the wrong impression of how their lives have been effed up by reality television.
Except when Savanna Guthrie asked Mady what she wants to say about how she and her siblings are doing… the teenager pretty much ignored the question.
"Mady, your words," Kate told her child in a tone TLC viewers know well. "It's your chance. Spit it out."
Seriously. It was beyond uncomfortable for all involved.
Over the past few weeks, Jon Gosselin has gone back on the attack against his ex-wife. He has referred to her as exploitive, broke and greedy.
"This is their chance to talk and this is the most wordless I've heard them all morning," Kate said when Cara also remained silent this morning. "I don't want to speak for them, but Mady go ahead . . that years later they're good, they're fine . . Go for it, Mady."
And the little girl finally did.
"You just said it," the teenager replied to a question directed to her sister, who was asked if they think people have the wrong impression of them. "I wouldn't say wron. I would just say not the full story. A lot of people think that filming our show has damaged us, but it's only really helped."
That didn't sound rehearsed at all.
It's safe to say Kate deserves a spot below, isn't it?