In case you missed it, Jon Gosselin took to Twitter Tuesday and launched into yet another tirade to “clarify a few things.” Basically, he apologized for nearly everything he’s done the past year.
“I am acutely aware of the mistakes I made in 2009 and I am ashamed of the choices I made,” he Tweeted, according to Us magazine. “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.
“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,”
After months of relative peace and quiet on the Gosselin front, this marks the second time in a week the father of eight has used Twitter to speak his peace – and in many more words than the micro-blog’s 140-character limit. Remember, though, he’s been in therapy and that’s what happens – you get some clarity and want to share it, and so Jon’s sharing.
Gosselin also appeared in court on October 13 in an attempt to win a ruling prohibiting his eight children with ex-wife Kate Gosselin from appearing on television. He reportedly argued that they were suffering emotional and behavior problems from a lack of privacy. He lost the ruling – the reason for his earlier Tweetburst.
“As you may or may not be aware, I have been working for some time to remove my children from television,” he explained. “I do not believe being on TV is beneficial to any of them. They are no longer toddlers that are oblivious to what is going on around them. They are now six and ten, in school and desperately in need of a normal life.”
“Each of them has experienced negative effects of having their lives so public. Some are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues. My goal for my children is for them to have a normal childhood, and gain back their much deserved privacy.
“This is not about money, this is about my children. No amount of money is worth the price my children are paying. You cannot put a price on childhood. Money comes and goes, but you only have one childhood,” he wrote.
Read The Rest Of His Friday Tirade Here: Jon Gosselin Vents On Twitter: Will Have Guilt The Rest Of His Life
What do you think? Do you have sympathy for Jon? Do you think Twitter was the right platform for him to express his regrets? Let us know in the comments!