Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin, Cara Gosselin, Mady Gosselin

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Jon Gosselin didn't like watching his twins, Mady and Cara, clam up on the Today show this morning.

Kate Gosselin and the couple's 13-year-old daughters sat down with co-anchor Savannah Guthrie to continue their crusade to change the public's perception of their family, however, when it came time to speak up, they had nothing to say. Literally, nothing.

The uncomfortable exchange led to Jon speaking out, once again, against his girls doing press.

"I was heartbroken watching my children on TV this morning. If Kate wants to do interviews, fine, but it is completely inappropriate for Kate to try to use our children as her mouthpiece," he told E! News in a statement.

He continued, "They need to be in school, playing sports, and going to the mall with friends, not giving interviews on national television. I love my kids and want the best for them. Hopefully, after today, Kate will think twice before subjecting them to this again. I desperately hope she realizes they need to be free to live a normal life, away from the cameras."

During the interview, Kate exclaimed that she didn't "want to speak for them," but ultimately she did all of the talking because Mady and Cara didn't seem to want to say much. Afterward, the famous mom of eight took to Twitter to defend her daughters.

"I'm proud of them, taking this opp! They were so excited but caught off guard by live tv!" she said. "Have you ever had the opp to do Live tv? It can be scary! M and C were honored to be interviewed 2 celebrate #teenageyrs."

—Reporting by Marcus Mulick

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