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Jon & Kate – Under Investigation for Child Labor Complaint

Who would have tought that a single family of 10 could spark such controversy.  People keep saying they are going to boycott TLC’s Cash Cow, however the new season premiere received top ratings when it aired on The 25th.  There is even a website where you can go and sign up to boycott the show. 

As if they don’t don’t get themselves in enough trouble, now someone has made a complaint accusing the frugal family of passable child labor violations…

According to People magazine, the Pennsylvania department of labor is now investigating whether the hit TLC reality show Jon and Kate Plus 8 is complying with the state’s child labor laws, a spokesman tells PEOPLE. ”

I can confirm that our bureau of labor law compliance is conducting an investigation as they do whenever they receive a charge,” said Christopher Manlove, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Manlove would not say who filed the complaint, when it was filed or what the exact allegations are. “Because the case is ongoing I can’t discuss the content of the investigation,” he said. In response to the investigation, TLC released a statement Friday saying, “TLC fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Jon and Kate + 8 is no exception.

For an extended period of time, we have been engaged in cooperative discussions and supplied all requested information to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. We will continue to engage the appropriate officials and meet any standards or regulations that are applicable to TLC productions.” The hit show follows the daily lives of Jon, Kate and their eight children.

What is going to be next?

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May 30, 2009 - Posted by | Celebrity Gossip, Jon & Kate Plus 8 | , , , , ,


  1. i don’t think that they have an issues with child labor. The only reason why the family has so much to do is because they have a big family. They didn’t choose to have as many kids that they do. It’s true that they could have aborted some of them, but that’s murder (yes. it is) They love their kids and it’s obvious. The only reason why they are struggling to keep their marriage from breaking apart is BECAUSE of their kids. I personally think that this whole boycotting thing is ridiculous. So m many things are happening in their life riht now. Tabloids, news, papparazzi and every thing else is stalking them. Leave them alone and give them a break.

    Comment by lolchik104 | May 30, 2009 | Reply

  2. Do you really think that aborting some of the kids would have been the right thing to do? Isn’t there always another alternative?

    Comment by Margie Weatherbe | May 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. I still think that they had this entire “fame” thing planned out in advance. Think about it, why in the world would you have IVF or whatever they had without having the money to support the possiblity of multiple births?

    Heck, I would have had more children if I could have afforded them….

    Comment by Cinoda Reed | May 31, 2009 | Reply

  4. Leave them alone?? How is that different from boycotting the show?? Oh yeah, let them decide when and what you can watch while they rake in the bucks they wouldn’t otherwise have. Horse shit! Get some laws in place to protect the kids. Later in their lives, they may want to seek professional help privately rather than start their own reality shows to pay for it. Or, they could pattern after their mama and star on “I’m a Gosslin, Get Me Outta Here…”

    Comment by trickeybusiness | June 2, 2009 | Reply

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