Jon Gosselin: Did He Really Strip Last Night?!

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Last weekend, we heard some slightly alarming, slightly amusing, altogether strange news:

Jon Gosselin was scheduled to perform at a strip club.

Jon Gosselin Stripping Debut

He shared an ad for the event, a big ol' poster with his picture on it for the Untamed Male Revue in Atlantic City.

We heard that he'd been working out before the event, trying to lose some weight and tone up for the big day -- though he was never planning on stripping totally naked.

The whole thing was a little confusing. Seeing as how the event took place on April Fool's Day, a lot of people thought it could be a big joke.

Jon may have just been promoting the venue since he's friends with the people running the show, or maybe he was just DJing.

Jon Gosselin in a Gray Jacket Picture

Or, since April 1st is his birthday, maybe he just wanted to have an extra special party.

But last night was the big night ... so what happened?!

Jon did dance with the boys in the show, but he didn't take any clothes off.

Well, he did take off his shirt, but he was wearing a tank top underneath.

It had muscular abs painted on it, because what is Jon Gosselin if not the pinnacle of class and elegance?

Jon Gosselin Coke With Kate Photo

He danced to three classics: "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred, "Sexy Back" by Justin Timberlake, and, of course, "Pony" by Ginuwine.

At one point, he apologized to his family, which seems like a nice touch.

Surprisingly enough, one woman in the audience appreciated his performance so much that she tucked a $100 bill in his pants.

If you're still finding yourself a little confused about exactly why all this went down, don't worry: Jon was kind enough to explain himself in a nice little Facebook video.

"So guys," he began, "everyone wants to know why I did this. Well, let me tell you a little bit about myself."

"I've been under media scrutiny for a good part of my life -- ten years. And doing all those things, it's an editor's decision on how I'm portrayed."

He believes that the media has been unfair to him at times, and so he wanted to give himself "the best 40th birthday present ever."

According to Jon, he never said he was stripping -- the media twisted the story.

We see what you're doing, buddy.

He also said that he wanted to perform at the venue for his birthday so that not only could he have a big, fun party with family and friends, but he could also donate some of the proceeds to St. Jude's.

"I'm glad planet earth still cares about me," he concludes.

Aww, Jon. You're OK. Sometimes.

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