Rest assured, the authorities say that the Gosselin children aren’t being exploited.
In spite of cries to the contrary, labor officials have determined that the 6-year-old sextuplets of Jon and Kate Gosselin aren’t being exploited and the filming of TLC’s Kate Plus 8 can continue. According to Us, Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry released a statement on Tuesday (July 20) saying that the work permits of the Gosselin children are legal and valid. State Rep. Thomas Murt had argued that state law allows kids under the age of 7 to work in movies – but not on TV.
According to an official statement, Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah are not being “unlawfully exploited” as they film with mom Kate and older twin sisters Cara and Mady, 9, in and around their Wernersville, Penn. home. The statement goes on to say that the work permits ensure the kids are protected from working too many hours and receive earnings from the show.
Reports state that Rep. Murt still insists that the permits are illegal and is urging officials to take the case to Pennsylvania’s attorney general.