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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
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You know, as time has gone by, I’ve grown to actually hate the press more and more.

For the past two days, one bit of news has been grabbing the headlines. Can you guess what it is? Hmmm, let’s see:

Is it the fact that North Koreans are blithely exploding nuclear weapons left right and centre, even though they know they aren’t supposed to?

Is it that everyday we have soldiers in Afghanistan dying, and nobody seems to give a shit?

Is it that everyday thousands of children are starving to death in the poverty stricken corners of our world?

Is that everyday, children are suffering sexual and physical abuse at the hands of their relatives?

Nope, nope, nope.

The biggest news for the past few days has been the fact that Madonna adopted a baby.

What the fuck?

Do I really give a flying arsehole if she’s only doing this for attention? Do I really give a shit that she’s used her fame and fortune to speed up the process? Do I give a shit about the fact that she’s white, and the child isn’t?


And quite frankly, in a fucked up world like ours, what she did was a good thing. Let’s face it, the kid would have probably died of AIDS by the time he got to his teens anyway, if he’d stayed in Malawi.

The BBC have a forum up, asking who should adopt African Orphans. My answer? Anybody who gives a shit, and can afford to look after them.

Catherine, from Malibu, disagreed, she wrote:

Catherine from Malibu, do you know what you are? You are a fucking moron, who deserves to have her head shaved bald.

So let me repeat, I don’t give a toss that Madonna adopted a child, I really don’t. There are far worse things happening in the world, than giving a parentless baby, a real future.

The press and media are getting as bad as those fucked up human rights, tree- hugging, yoghurt knitting, vegans, who condescend to tell us how the fuck we should lead our lives.

They all need shooting.

Rant over.


  • Kat O+
    October 18
    10:13 pm

    Thank God, I’m not the only one who found this such a bizarre non-issue. I understand that adoption has to have rules to prevent abuse and human trafficking but honestly, does anyone really doubt that Madonna can give the child a better future (given his father already gave him up for adoption)?


  • Kristie (J)
    October 18
    10:47 pm

    Unfortunately most news is non-issues these days. It’s like the media is completely ignoring the real things in the world to focus on a bunch of celebrities. I don’t get it! I don’t give a flying fig if Madonna adopts a child or not. Good for her – but really – how important is it when as you say, young men and women are dying in wars. Atomic bombs are detonating in North Korea and the tell all tales of Heather Mill McCartney get’s more air time?????


  • Dance Chica
    October 18
    11:59 pm

    I agree wholeheartedly with what you said. And it’s kind of funny, because I was thinking something similar to this myself just recently. Our values in this world are seriously misplaced. That’s for sure.


  • Eve Vaughn
    October 19
    12:36 am

    It just goes to show where our priorities are when the Paris and Nicole reunion is bigger than what’s going on in Iraq or that one of our congressmen sent sexually explicit emails to underage pages


  • Rosie
    October 19
    5:21 am

    I agree that Madonna’s adoption shouldn’t be the focus of so much media attention. But maybe someone who has been thinking about adopting a child from overseas might do it because she did. If it makes one kid’s life better or another child or two gets adopted because of the attention brought to the situation, then good.


  • Anonymous
    October 19
    7:39 am

    I don’t get it, either. Today Bush signed a law that condones all sorts of rough treatment of prisoners, and all anyone can yap about is how Madonna is a racist imperialist. You wanna know what’s racist and imperialist? Invading a country, picking up random guys from the area who may or may not be terrorists, holding them indefinitely while TORTURING them, signing a law that’s vaguely worded enough to make everything you did sound legal and then patting yourself on the back for doing a good deed. That is racist and imperialist. Madonna’s just a self-obsessed twat who did the right thing for the wrong reasons.


  • Sarah McCarty
    October 19
    10:08 am

    I’ve gotten so I don’t buy the newspaper and rarely watch the news. Someone in my yahoo group came back from Hawaii and mentioned an earthquake. I had to go back and find out where the earthquake was before I answered. (there wasn’t even a soundbyte on it on regular TV but lots of soundbytes of Madonna.) *sigh* I didn’t realize how much I was avoiding the inane reports until then and this post.


  • Stacy~
    October 19
    11:30 am

    The sad thing is, a lot of people out there want to know this stuff – how many times so and so went to the bathroom, blah blah blah. It’s why tabloids and entertainment magazines are so popular. They don’t care about the news.

    I get sick of all the media coverage of those that live in Hollywood or in the public eye because there are lots of events and human interest stories going on out there that I would seriously like to know about. Granted, Madonna’s doing a good thing if this child will have a happy and healthy long life, but so are a lot of other people out there, and not for any glory or recognition – they are the real heroes. And those are the stories I want to know about.


  • Jade James Truth or Dare
    October 19
    11:43 am

    I totally agree with you Karen. The fact that Madonna did adopt him was a good thing. He would have probably only led a life full of suffering.

    In fact, people with money, should probably do more to help children like these. They need homes. Instead, of the media dissecting on the race of Madonna and the child, they should be asking people out there for help.

    Jade James


  • Anonymous
    October 19
    12:05 pm

    I think Madonna’s the one who should get her head shaved.
    The boy’s father is quoted in the NY Times as saying “I put my son in an orphanage temporarily to save him from malaria. But when Madonna wanted to adopt him, my government told me it would be a good thing for him.”
    If Madonna really wanted to do good, why didn’t she buy the boy’s father a farm or something so he could stay with his child and have a good life together? Why doesn’t she use her money to build a school, a hospital, pay teachers to come and educate?

    Can you imagine not being able to give your child what he needs to grow and flourish, and watch some rich-bitch foreigner come and take your child away??????
    So the poor father gets to spend the rest of his life without his son and in misery. Oh, what a lucky little boy. Hopefully he’ll grow up, find out what Madonna did, and sue her. Why doesn’t she adopt older kids who at least have an idea of what is happening to them, instead of taking a baby away from his country and culture?
    (I can rant lots, lots more about this, lol.)



  • Sara Light
    October 19
    1:25 pm

    Madonna doesn’t do anything unless there’s something in it for her. She said that on Oprah. She very likely created this hoopla, so called controversy herself. It’s nothing more than a vie for publicity such as what’s been focused on Angelina Jolie since she adopted Maddox from Cambodia.

    It’s all about publicity. The poor kid is a fashion trend. It’s now in vogue for celebrities to adopt from foreign countries and milk it for as much press as possible. Disgusting!


  • Anonymous
    October 19
    2:23 pm

    Totally agree! Excellent rant!


  • Dee
    October 19
    4:02 pm

    I saw a blip and changed it. I’d rather not give Madonna an inkling of my thought processes. Though, it must be said, at least when Angelina adopts children, she IS an activist apart from the adoptions. People mock her, but she really seems to love her kids. Can’t say that about many Hollywood parents, who’s kids are completely invisible.


  • Marg
    October 19
    8:50 pm

    Thank goodness for the McCartney’s!! Knocked Madonna right off the front pages here (*wink*)…….not that I really give a shit about them either!!


  • Dawn
    October 20
    10:39 am

    Well, she may have done it for the kudos, but I do think that the kid will have a good life with her. So long as she educates him about where he comes from and takes him back to see his country.

    But like everyone says, there’s far more important things going on in the world, than some pop star adopting a child from Africa.


  • Desiree Erotique
    October 20
    2:05 pm

    Anonymous said, “If Madonna really wanted to do good, why didn’t she buy the boy’s father a farm or something so he could stay with his child and have a good life together? Why doesn’t she use her money to build a school, a hospital, pay teachers to come and educate?”

    These are excellent points.

    As for N. Korea, why is it that they can get away with setting off their bomb but Bush and his administration went after Iraq on pretext of chasing nuclear weapons? North Korea isn’t a golden gate bridge to the almight OIL. If it were, troops would probably be dying over there, too.


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