Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Eeny Meeny Miney Moe

Current mood: disgusted

Category: disgusted News and Politics

From YAHOO! News:

Madonna adopts baby boy in Malawi

By Mabvuto Banda 2 hours, 56 minutes ago

Pop diva Madonna adopted a young boy in Malawi on Wednesday and moved ahead with plans to fund a center for 1,000 orphans, many of whom lost parents to AIDS in the impoverished African nation.

The "Material Girl" and an entourage arrived in the Malawian capital Lilongwe by private plane early on Wednesday and were quickly whisked away to an undisclosed location in a fleet of cars and trucks.

Government officials said the 48-year-old singer, already a mother of two, chose the one-year-old orphan from among 12 children specially chosen prior to her arrival in the country, which has legions of children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic.


Trophy babies for the rich and famous? This is a disturbing trend. Unlike trophy wives, these babies have no say in the matter. They don't get to choose. A white celebrity shows up in a third world country, selects an adorable little black or brown or Asian child and says, "Wrap him up, I'll take him."

Anna Nicole Smith didn't pretend to be saving the world when she married a decrepit billionaire more than sixty years her senior. She was selling her ass. No one was hurt, and no one was exploited. Madonna is also selling her ass, but like Princess Diana, she reaps publicity and goodwill instead of condemnation.