A clip from a 2014 interview with Kate Gosselin and her twin daughters, Mady and Cara, has resurfaced on TikTok, and viewers are saying the clip is full of red flags.
The interview, which originally aired on the Today show, features Savannah Guthrie sitting down with the former stars of the TLC hit show Jon & Kate Plus Eight.
In the tense footage, Savannah asks twins Mady and Cara (13 years old at the time) to provide the world with an update, following their appearance on the cover of People magazine.
“Mady, what would you want to say about how you and your sister and your family are doing?” Savannah asks.
Mady takes a moment to think and search for the words — something that seems to irritate her mother.
“Mady, your words,” Kate says, snapping her fingers. “This is your chance. Spit it out.”
Kate and Mady exchange a pointed look in silence, prompting Savannah to turn the question over to Cara — who is as mum as her twin.
“This is their chance to talk,” Kate says to Savannah awkwardly. “This is as wordless as I’ve heard them all morning.”
From there, the tension and awkwardness only continue to grow — until finally, Kate takes the proverbial reins from her twin girls and steers the interview herself.
The clip has since gained over 4.6 million views, 321,000 likes, and 12,000 comments on TikTok.
Who are the Gosselins?
The Gosselin family was filmed for TLC’s show Jon & Kate Plus Eight from 2007 to 2017. The show focused on married couple Jon and Kate as they raised their twin girls, Mady and Cara, and their sextuplets, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel.
After a messy public divorce in 2009, the show dropped husband Jon from the title and became Kate Plus Eight, which ran for two seasons.
Kate then went on to appear in Dancing With the Stars and Celebrity Wife Swap and later got her own show called Kate Plus Date, which ran for one season.
Recently, the Gosselin family has reappeared in headlines when 18-year-old Collin gave a rare interview on his mom’s decision to institutionalize him as a child and his choice to live with his dad, Jon.
“Those kids just said everything without saying anything…”
Over 12,000 TikTokers shared their feelings about the Today interview in the comments.
“They deeply embarrassed Kate here and I bet they paid for it dearly at home later,” one user wrote.
“It’s so sad that they keep looking at their mom before answering. Kate is the modern day [Mommie] Dearest,” another user commented.
“Something is happening within their home … silence is eerie,” wrote one user.
“Those kids just said everything without saying anything,” another user wrote.
“Wow! The girls are so afraid to speak for themselves. That video speaks volumes!” commented another user.
“Red flags galore,” one user said.
Kate, now 47, lives in North Carolina with Alexis, Aaden, Leah and Joel — while Jon, 45, lives in Miami with Collin and Hannah. Twins Mady and Cara, now 22, are currently enrolled in separate colleges.
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