Kate Gosselin’s Brother Says ‘Jon & Kate’ Was More Staged Than the Moon Landing

Hope you’re sitting down, people, because we have some disturbing news to report. Kate Gosselin’s brother, Kevin Kreider, is blabbing to the world that his sister’s former reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, was just a wee bit scripted. Okay, make that a lot. And he offered this information under oath, so you know it must be true.

Kreider delivered the bombshell while testifying in a child-welfare hearing in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, which sought to determine whether the taping of the show had a negative impact on the Gosselin kids. Kreider, opining that the show was indeed damaging to the octet of rugrats, says that the tots were subjected to multiple take on the “reality” series—and were even forced to fake Christmas! Kreider told the court,

“One very vivid example comes to mind. The children were told it was Christmas morning. It was so the camera crew could get the genuine reaction of the children. It wasn’t until after, until later, that they were told it was not Christmas morning; they just did it for the show. Can you imagine how confused eight little kids were that morning?”

Frankly, we’re a little confused ourselves right now. Does this mean that Kate isn’t really a verbally castrating harpy? Or that Jon isn’t actually a ne’er-do-well manchild?

Can anyone recommend a good therapist?