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Old video of Kate Gosselin snapping at kids goes viral – after son reveals they have no relationship

A resurfaced video of Kate Gosselin snapping at her kids during a TV interview has gone viral – days after her son revealed that they no longer have a relationship.

Kate, 47, rose to fame in the early 2000s after she began documenting the ups and downs of being a parent to eight children alongside her now-ex-husband, Jon Gosselin, 45, in the reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Now, five years after the TLC series went off the air, the mother-of-eight is facing furious fire after an old clip of her getting upset with her twin daughters on national television made its way around the web – with some online users branding her as ‘super controlling’ in the video and others calling it a major ‘red flag.’

The interview originally aired on the Today show and took place in 2014, when her daughters, Mady and Cara, were 14 years old.

A resurfaced video of Kate Gosselin snapping at her kids during a TV interview has gone viral – days after her son revealed that they no longer have a relationship

Kate, 47, rose to fame in the 2000s for documenting the ups and downs of being a parent to eight children alongside her now-ex-husband, Jon Gosselin, 45, in the show Jon & Kate Plus 8

Kate, 47, rose to fame in the 2000s for documenting the ups and downs of being a parent to eight children alongside her now-ex-husband, Jon Gosselin, 45, in the show Jon & Kate Plus 8

Now, five years after the TLC series went off the air, Kate is facing furious fire after an old clip of her getting upset with her twin daughters on TV made its way around the web

The girls were visiting the morning talk show to discuss a previous interview and cover shoot they had done with People magazine, in which they debunked rumors that they were ‘damaged’ or ‘messed up’ from being on TV at such a young age.

The interview originally aired on the Today show and took place in 2014, when her daughters, Mady and Cara, were 14 years old

However, when asked about the subject further by host Savannah Guthrie, things became tense when they began to stumble over the words – and their mother appeared unhappy with them.

‘We have not seen you or gotten to talk to you two in a long, long time,’ Savannah said.

‘You’re out because you want to let the world know that you’re doing OK – Mady, what would you want to say about how your sister and your family are doing?’

The then 14-year-old responded, ‘Um…’ before trailing off awkwardly.

Suddenly, Kate interjected, ‘Mady. Use your words. It’s your chance, spit it out,’ as she snapped her fingers harshly at the then-teen. 

The girls were visiting the talk show to discuss an interview they had done with People, in which they debunked rumors that they were 'damaged' from being on TV at such a young age

The girls were visiting the talk show to discuss an interview they had done with People, in which they debunked rumors that they were 'damaged' from being on TV at such a young age

The girls were visiting the talk show to discuss an interview they had done with People, in which they debunked rumors that they were ‘damaged’ from being on TV at such a young age

But when asked about the subject further by host Savannah Guthrie, things became tense when they began to stumble over the words - and their mother appeared unhappy about it

But when asked about the subject further by host Savannah Guthrie, things became tense when they began to stumble over the words – and their mother appeared unhappy about it

‘Mady, what would you want to say about how your sister and your family are doing?’ Savannah asked. The then 14-year-old responded, ‘Um…’ before trailing off awkwardly

Both girls appeared nervous as they looked at their mother in silence.

‘What about you, Cara?’ Savannah pressed on.

‘This is their chance to talk and this is the most wordless I’ve heard them all morning,’ Kate said. 

‘I don’t want to speak for them. Mady, go ahead… It’s sort of the things they said in the magazine. That years later, they’re good, they’re fine. Go for it, Mad. It’s your chance.’

‘No, you just said it,’ the youngster said to her mom. 

Savannah tried to keep the strained interview going by asking the girls why they felt they needed to speak out about the subject at all, adding, ‘Do you think people have the wrong impression of you?’

‘I wouldn’t say wrong, I would say, they don’t have the full story,’ Mady answered. ‘A lot of people think that filming the show has damaged us but it’s only really helped.’

‘They’re more aware of what is out there, the inaccuracies, things that are said by the general public, their father, whoever, because they’re friends talk about it at school so I’m forced to inform them,’ Kate added.

Suddenly, Kate interjected, 'Mady. Use your words. It's your chance, spit it out,' as she snapped her fingers harshly at the then-teen

Suddenly, Kate interjected, ‘Mady. Use your words. It’s your chance, spit it out,’ as she snapped her fingers harshly at the then-teen

Both girls appeared nervous as they looked at their mother in silence.

Both girls appeared nervous as they looked at their mother in silence.

Savannah asked Kate, 'To have them come on national TV and put them on the spot like this, is that helpful to them? Does the continued exposure continue the injury to them?'

'There is no injury to begin with,' Kate replied

Savannah asked Kate, ‘To have them come on national TV – does the continued exposure continue the injury to them?’ to which Kate replied, ‘There is no injury to begin with’

‘We talk about it a lot, but they get really frustrated that people assume certain things in our house. And they always say, “That’s not how it is, Mommy. Why do they say those things about us?”‘

Savannah then fired back, ‘But let me ask you this Kate – to have them come out here, to do a big magazine article, to have them come on national TV and put them on the spot like this, is that helpful to them? 

‘Is that the right decision or does the continued exposure continue the injury to them?’

‘There is no injury to begin with,’ Kate replied.

The video was shared to TikTok where it quickly went viral – gaining more than five million views in a matter of days and leaving many people on the web outraged.

Many even started to analyze the girls’ uncomfortable demeanors and painstakingly contrived answers. 

‘See the head tilting and eye gaze of Mady? that’s incredibly indicative of “I can’t say what I feel ’cause she’s right there.” So sad… this hurts my [heart],’ one person wrote.

‘Kate was addicted to the fame and was super controlling,’ added another.

The video was shared to TikTok where it quickly went viral - gaining more than five million views in a matter of days and leaving many people on the web outraged

The video was shared to TikTok where it quickly went viral – gaining more than five million views in a matter of days and leaving many people on the web outraged

Someone else said: ‘It’s so sad that they keep looking at their mom before answering. Kate is the modern day mommy dearest.’

‘I can feel myself getting anxious and I’m not even Kate’s daughters,’ read a fourth comment, while a fifth said, ‘They deeply embarrassed Kate here and I bet they paid for it dearly at home later.’

Jon & Kate Plus 8 ran from 2007 to 2010, before it was rebranded as Kate Plus 8 following Kate and Jon's split. That version went on for six more seasons, before coming to an end in July 2017.

Jon & Kate Plus 8 ran from 2007 to 2010, before it was rebranded as Kate Plus 8 following Kate and Jon’s split. That version went on for six more seasons, before coming to an end in July 2017.

‘Those kids just said everything without saying anything,’ wrote a different user.

‘I think once Kate snapped at Maddie, the kid just shut down. I would have been seething underneath if my mom did that to me on national TV,’ someone else commented.

‘You know she screamed at them after the show,’ theorized another person.

A different comment read: ‘Wow! The girls are so afraid to speak for themselves. That video speaks volumes.’

‘Red flags galore,’ wrote one user. 

Jon & Kate Plus 8 ran from 2007 to 2010, before it was rebranded as Kate Plus 8 following Kate and Jon’s split. That version went on for six more seasons, before coming to an end in July 2017. 

‘People expect us to be damaged,’ Cara said in the People magazine, as Mady added: ‘People think we’re supposed to be messed up, like, “Oh, the poor Gosselin kids, they’re going to be scarred for life, wah.” Here’s the big news: we’re not messed up.’

'People expect us to be damaged,' Cara said in the People magazine, as Mady added: 'People think we’re supposed to be messed up. Here’s the big news: we’re not.' They're seen in 2018

‘People expect us to be damaged,’ Cara said in the People magazine, as Mady added: ‘People think we’re supposed to be messed up. Here’s the big news: we’re not.’ They’re seen in 2018

The resurfaced video comes just over a week after Kate's 18-year-old son Collin spoke out about his estranged relationship with his mother

The resurfaced video comes just over a week after Kate’s 18-year-old son Collin spoke out about his estranged relationship with his mother

Collin (seen with his dad) said first became fractured due to the TV show but officially disintegrated after she sent him to a live-in educational facility in 2016

Collin (seen with his dad) said first became fractured due to the TV show but officially disintegrated after she sent him to a live-in educational facility in 2016 

The resurfaced video comes just over a week after Kate’s 18-year-old son Collin spoke out about his estranged relationship with his mother, which he said first became fractured due to the TV show but officially disintegrated after she sent him to a live-in educational facility in 2016.

Jon currently has full custody of Collin , as well as one of their daughters, named Hannah. They are seen together in May

Jon currently has full custody of Collin , as well as one of their daughters, named Hannah. They are seen together in May

Kate previously told People that she enrolled him in a program at Fairmont Behavioral Health Institute to help him ‘learn certain strategies’ to navigate his ‘special needs.’

But he now said it ruined their relationship, explaining to ET: ‘After being there, I didn’t have a relationship with her.’

Collin added that their problems started long before that, and that starring in the family’s reality show played a major role in their falling out. 

‘Even before [being] there, I don’t think we had much of a relationship and I think that just kept tearing it even more down,’ he continued.

‘I want to believe it was because of TV and what being in the public eye does to a family. I think it tore us apart. 

‘It gave us less time to actually be together as a family, [and] more time to be in the public eye.’

Jon currently has full custody of Collin, as well as one of their daughters, named Hannah.

Their other kids, Aaden, Alexis, Joel, and Leah all live with Kate, while Mady and Cara are currently attending college in New York. The family is seen in 2019

Their other kids, Aaden, Alexis, Joel, and Leah all live with Kate, while Mady and Cara are currently attending college in New York. The family is seen in 2019 

In May, Hannah opened up about her decision to go and live with her dad to ET , explaining: 'I've always been closer with my dad and we've always had a strong good relationship'

In May, Hannah opened up about her decision to go and live with her dad to ET , explaining: ‘I’ve always been closer with my dad and we’ve always had a strong good relationship’

'It's a lot, growing up in a very busy household with lots of kids. There's not really a one-on-one relationship that you have with your parent,' she added. 'I felt like my dad gave me that'

‘It’s a lot, growing up in a very busy household with lots of kids. There’s not really a one-on-one relationship that you have with your parent,’ she added. ‘I felt like my dad gave me that’

Their other kids, Aaden, Alexis, Joel, and Leah all live with Kate, while Mady and Cara are currently attending college in New York.

In May, Hannah opened up about her decision to go and live with her dad to ET, explaining: ‘I’ve always been closer with my dad and we’ve always had a strong good relationship.

‘It’s a lot, growing up in a very busy household with lots of kids. And there’s not really a one-on-one relationship, for attention, that you have with your parent. 

‘I felt like my dad gave me that attention and a feeling like I had a good solid relationship with a parent.

‘It was a difficult decision leaving my siblings I did not want to be separated from them or even, like, live in a different household than them.

‘But I just feel like there was unfair treatment in my mom’s house and I just wanted to live with my dad.’

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