Kate Gosselin's brother says he's lost her to fame and that the network TLC has tried to cut him off from her family.
Kevin Kreider made his comments on CBS The Early Show in an appearance Thursday that probably will not promote family harmony.
Kevin and wife Jodi both appeared on the network show and saved their harshest words for TLC. "It's a ratings thing, but they're playing with these kids lives," Kevin said.
The network films too many episodes and that the kids are being deprived of their childhoods, Kevin and Jodi charged.
Asked if he thought he lost his sister Kate to fame, Kevin answered, "If you want to put it like that, yeah."
Expressing their concern for the kids both Kevin and Jodi said they made the TV appearance to change the way the show operates. "We want to call out for change," Kevin said. The couple says they want a "politician with a heart" to help protect the children.
During the appearance the couple also admitted that while they've tried to reach out to Jon and Kate in recent weeks they've been successful only "to a point."
Kevin added, "The more we want to speak out for our nieces and nephews the harder it is to connect with Kate and Jon. But we love them very much."
He promised that he and Jodi will continue to speak out.
Hmm...we think it's going to be pretty tense around the Thanksgiving dinner table this year.
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