It's one thing to watch the rich and famous fall from grace. Whether it be auto accidents, drunken behavior, drugs, rehab, walking around a neighborhood naked in the middle of the night . . . it's nice to know that in the life of these narsisists, there's actual reality. I don't understand the Jerry Springer mentality, though. What is it about people that so many of them are drawn to society's losers? The other question to ask . . . why would people willingly prove exhibit themselves as the losers?
It seems a trend.
Partially, I suppose, because it works. The bigger loser, idiot you are, the more famous you can become. Clearly it's become a shortcut for many to success. Sadly.
So it is with octomom. There's a chance she'll "cash in" on her idiocy. Estimates are that she'll make 1.5 million from her "exclusive" interviews and photos. I don't get it. Why would a network pay to interview a loser? Why do they pay millions for celebrity baby pictures? Partially because people will watch, and buy the story. That's pathetic. But hers is a more troubling story.
You may have noticed I'm a daddy. I have a wonderful daughter. My wife and I settled on one partially because of age, and partially because of expense. We talked about it. We talked about being parents and providing for our child. We didn't have a child just for the sake of having a family. It was a serious decision that we made together.
Now, perhaps we were extreme. Married people have kids. It's almost part of the deal. Point is, for us, we took the role of becoming a parent seriously. We wanted to be sure we were in a good place in our lives to bring a child in to the world.
Not so with octotard. No job. No husband. No plan. There's also good chance she's a few dominos short of a Mexican Train, if you know what I mean. How did people allow her to go ahead with what she did?
Octotard may have been the last straw, though. There's been a huge backlash over her story. One PR firm that was ready to represent her pulled out amid death threats and angry emails. Her 15 minutes might be up.
But, I'm torn. She's an idiot, to be sure. But now there are 14 children in need of care and love. Even if she does manage to cash in, will any of these children get the parenting they need? The love and attention? The nurturing? The guidance of a parent? They're already at a disadvantage not having a father. How can she manage to raise these children properly?
She can't. What she did is reprehensible. To purposely bring that many children in to the world with NO MEANS WHATSOEVER . . . or with the hope she can cash in . . . is not just questionable. It's immoral, irresponsible, and unjust.