Kate Gosselin On Today

Kate Gosselin told Matt Lauer that regular jobs are mediocre.

Kate Gosselin

Are you working hard for a living? Maybe you're a nurse, or a construction worker. You and your life are mediocre says Kate Gosselin, and she wants no part of it.

Kate Plus 8 has been canceled, and Kate is freaking out over money. What's a gal to do? Certainly not take some "mediocre" job. In her Monday appearance on Today, Gosselin told Matt Lauer, "It's a situation where Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids and working a regular job."

Jon Gosselin left the family TV circus and is currently working a construction job -- he was fired from his computer job years ago. Kate used to work as a nurse.

"I want the best for my kids and the best opportunities, not unlike every parent. I think that to be a good parent is to work as hard as you can and give them the best opportunities in life, and [our show] has provided that."

"The best opportunity for all of us would be for me to continue to work in TV as a way to provide for my family," Kate said.

Obviously her comments about a typical middle class job being "mediocre" got a lot of people riled up -- so much so that Kate tried to repair the damage on Twitter.

"2clarify re 'mediocre' - I meant this job is not a career acc 2 jon but tv is 4 me & is hard but will prov best opps 4 my kids vs nursing!"

She dug her hole even deeper when she told E! News, "My kids have benefited so greatly, that I shudder to think what our lives would be, scraping to get by and struggling to exist, and having that guilt of eight kids that I can't afford, can't provide for, and who probably never would have left our state."

"That's why I wake up in the middle of the night, because the future is uncertain and I'm not willing to lay down and die."

Perhaps that's something she should have thought of before having eight kids?

Image courtesy Ray Filmano / WENN.com

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Comments on "Kate Gosselin thinks your life is mediocre"

Leslie September 14, 2011 | 4:10 AM

She sickens me. Her 15 minutes are over. I have been working for 28 years in a profession (not mediocre, ) that I care deeply about and have raised my 3 kids just fine, along with my husband. Seriously she needs to go away and never come back. And I am wondering, if she made XXX amt of money, why is none saved?

Cathy September 13, 2011 | 8:40 PM

Wow, how sad for her children. I would think she would want them to grow up and have an honorable "mediocre" job to be proud of. I am a nurse, while I don't have 8 kids to provide for, I don't ever think of my job or my husband's job as mediocre". Opportunities are out there for everyone rich, poor or mediocre. She had all 8 of those kids before they had the TV show, so how did they afford it then as compared to now. She just needs to grow up.

Kelly September 13, 2011 | 6:29 PM

Kate is a , she has the most ongoing nagging rediculious voice... shut up you stupid , how are you even a mother????? remember how she treated Tony on dancing with the stars?? he was teaching a dance move, and Kate the says, " am I swimming or dancing???' it's like, go home you stupid __ __ __ __ !!! I am a stay home mom with my children while my awesome and loving husband sweats his bag off to support us. And kate is just a stupid . Yes, I would LOVE to tell that to her face, and anyone that sees differently.....are you on glue????? god, I am only responding b/c there is too much tv time about poor Kate ......she is a nagola, a surpreme , miss winora....omg. good night.

Sierra September 13, 2011 | 4:19 PM

I agree... sort of. Kate Gosselin should have thought twice before having eight children, especially since they were all conceived in vitro. But given that she can't go back in time to change that, her current situation sucks. Being a nurse is just not going to sustain all nine of the people in that family. She really got herself sucked into a black hole when she decided to make reality TV happen. But I don't think she had a choice. Jon was a software engineer who made nothing and she was a nurse. I'm guessing that collective income was, what, $65K? That can barely give two people a comfortable life, much less 10.

Anita September 13, 2011 | 3:35 PM

Agreed. Maybe she'd have more success if she was likable, but women don't identify or like her because of her awful personality.

Laney September 13, 2011 | 3:01 PM

Unfortunately, Kate Gosselin transformed from a mom to an abusive and exploitative and lying mother and ex-wife. What is really sad is she just does not get it. I think the fact that she is in such denial about her offensive and abusive personality (while I'm sure she is thinking, but I'm so beautiful now), has just ruined any endorsement or future TV offers. After all, who could trust a chronic liar and emotionally abusive parent that refuses to allow her children a normal life away from cameras.

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