November 2nd, 2009
07:58 PM ET

Hey Jon! Keep it private!

Jon Gosselin took part in what was being billed as an intimate discussion with his new spiritual advisor, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Sunday  night at a New York City Synagogue. The point of Jon’s appearance was to come clean about his personal battle with the pitfalls of fame and to own up his bad boy behavior since he and Kate announced their divorce in June. He earnestly apologized to his soon-to-be ex-wife Kate Gosselin, saying, “I want to apologize to Kate in private. I'll apologize to her for openly having relationships in the public eye.”

Jon revealed this earnest pomp and circumstance, these so-called heartfelt apologies, before the hoards of TV news cameras. There, Jon said with a straight face, “I think I'm just misunderstood. I'm not a fame seeker.”

When a man who is smack dab in the media frenzy decides it’s time to make amends with his soon-to-be ex-wife and focus on being a better father to his 8 children, the first step is indeed to go to the ex and apologize. But Jon’s first step was make a big stink about his intentions to apologize to the cameras he claims he isn’t seeking out.

I applaud Jon for hooking up with the likes of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and attempting to get his priorities in life straight. But I say, Jon, as you gauge your so-called “moral compass,” the only way anyone is going to believe that you are a reformed man is to take care of your private business  - in private. Then if you and Kate choose to come forward to let the world know you are on better terms – so be it. But until then, cut the talk, stop doing these panel discussions on being a “moral” father and just start being the man you keep claiming you are.

soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Britney...

    Ugh... HIM... again!
    I agree with Helen and Debra R.

    November 9, 2009 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    I agree with Helen....... ENOUGH!

    November 4, 2009 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. ann

    Deb...did you watch the show all along? I loved it in the beginning but couldn't stand it by the end. The reason, Kate. She was not a class act. She was so mean to Jon and treated him so badly it was unbearable to watch. All I could think was if she acts like this on screen what must she be like off screen.

    November 4, 2009 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. ann

    Not sure why this article didn't say Hey Kate, Hey Jon, keep it private! He went in front of a Rabbi, she went on air at TLC to tell "her story". Its time for both of them to retreat from the public scene and work on their private lives, and for once really do something that is best for the kids.

    November 4, 2009 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Helen

    Enough of that guy already. He is downright ugly, stupid and boring.

    November 4, 2009 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. Andrea

    Enough with these people! I think their show stank, she's a domineering b-itch and he's just an idiot. When will the media stop beating a dead horse??? Can't you all figure out a better way to sell yourselves?

    November 4, 2009 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. deb

    Kate is the real class act. She is lovely. It is because the children have been and are precious that their show was good and it was the only reality show I have ever watched.

    November 4, 2009 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. dan

    For heaven's sake, stop reporting this nonsense.

    November 4, 2009 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ginger

    As Jon sat there with the rabbi in front of a paying audience of about 50 people, not to mention the cameras he so hates, apologizing to Kate not for making the mistakes, but for doing them in public. He spoke of not understanding why he is a celebrity, what makes him think he is one. He is a media whore that cannot live without the spot light now. If he wanted to be taken seriously, not just by Kate but by the world, he should have done all the lying, I mean apoligizing in private to each person he hurt. Maybe what he really needs is a 12 step program for idiots addicted to fame. He has hurt so many people yet he expects them to fall all over his words and except them as the gospel of lies according to Jon. One day his childred will learn all about how a real man deals with lifes pitfalls. Not by making excuses, but by taking responsibility for your actions and being sincere in your regrets.

    November 3, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kathryn

    No matter what either of these 2 did, or to/with whom....the stupidest and most ignorant advice either of these have had is to speak of their private matters in a public manner. stupid stupid stupid. I have always thought that Kate had a better PR machine than Jon...not anymore. They are ignorant and Kate was/is STUPID to listen to them. I truly wish the 2 of them AND their 8 kids would just go their lives and leave the rest of US alone.

    November 3, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rollande Curney

    What amazes me is that he wants to keep his kids away from the cameras and yet he is always in front. We don't need details of his private life with whomever he is.

    November 3, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. T. G.

    Well said!!!

    November 3, 2009 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. Debra R

    CNN his 15 minutes is up...please no more...

    November 3, 2009 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  14. mustang05

    I have to say the male point of view on this show is just as out of touch with reality as Jon Gosselin because Jon Gosselin made a public apology to Kate in no way should she feel as though she HAS to accept it...When you apologize you immediately take that apology when you blame the other person for your acitons....Jon's apology is once again too little too late...He did not apologize for all actions....He maybe touched on the tip of an iceberg...who is it Carlos you need to get in touch if someone apologizes to you do you feel compelled to accept it because it is a real apology or because public opinion may weigh heavily towards this...

    November 3, 2009 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |

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