Kate Gosselin Defends Parenting, SLAMS Haters: I Do What I Need to Do, You Mean Nothing!

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Kate Gosselin admits she pushed her enormous brood to return to reality TV for the money, but notes that money is useful when you have eight mouths to feed.

She could also not care at all if you don't like her parenting.

"Hear me very clearly," the star of TLC's special Kate Plus 8: Sextuples Turn 10 said in an interview with E! in response to her oft-maligned TV return.

"If there was another way to singly support eight children, you would not know this name and I would be on an island somewhere, and so would [the children].

"You would never hear from any of us again."

Certain detractors would probably be willing to throw in on a Kickstarter campign to send her to an island somewhere ... hmm, someone get on that?

"Having said that," she adds, "this is a pretty fantastic way to feed my children, keep them in an amazing house, at an amazing school, and make memories."

"I understand this situation because I landed on TV somehow. This is just part of that. I look at it as work; the kids are with me, they run in and out of the frame, and we go to cool places sometimes."

"That's just my life and cameras are there."

Indeed it is, and she makes no apologies. At all.

In response to the (many) critics who don't like what they see on those cameras, Kate has a simple message when it comes to her parenting decisions:

“Am I concerned about people’ who have no bearing on our lives? No. My main concern is the eight human beings who I was put in charge of raising to the best of my ability.”

“Do I have all the answers? The answer is no. Do I do everything right? The answer is absolutely not. Do I do my best? One hundred percent of the time.”

That includes laying down the law on her kids, who she insists want to be on TV despite the apparent Gosselin kids revolt on TLC and the Today show smackdown.

Kate says, “I would not have signed up for [the special] without asking them. I asked and they were excited and wanted to know immediately when the crew was arriving.”

Maybe after she threatened them.