I keep hearing how Madonna is going to be on Oprah today to defend her adoption choice. I guess I am having a really hard time understanding why she is being persecuted by the media. It does seem like adoption is the new Balenciaga bag, but the outcome of an underprivileged and impoverished child being adopted by a celebrity is a good thing. They no doubt will have a better life. They will be introduced to opportunities and educations that they would have never received in Africa. Who cares if she paid for a quicker adoption. She gave an orphanage 3 million dollars. That's a helluva lot of money for an orphanage in Africa. Imagine all the medicine and food that will be bought with that $$$. Good for her, at least she is trying to make a difference with all her money, which is more than I can say for most of the elite in this country. That's all I got, I gotta go shave my legs. C-ya.
Just hours from now, The Oprah Show will air Madonna’s real-life confessions regarding the adoption of a 13-month-old boy,David Bandastrong of Malawi. Here’s a couple of excerpts:
- On how she was drawn to David: “I’m financing a documentary about orphans in Malawi, so I was allowed to view footage and photographs of a lot of the children. An 8-year-old girl who is living with HIV was holding this child. I became transfixed by him. … But I didn’t yet know I was going to adopt him. I was just drawn to him.”
- On the reaction of her other two children, Lourdes and Rocco: “They just embraced him, and that’s the amazing thing about children. They don’t ask questions. They’ve never once said, ‘What is he doing here’, or mentioned the difference in his skin color, or questioned his presence in our life. That is an amazing lesson that children do teach us.”
- On David’s father being manipulated by the media: “I do not believe that is true. I sat in that room, I looked into that man’s eyes,” Madonna says. “I believe that the press is manipulating this information out of him. I believe at this point in time, he’s been terrorized by the media. They have asked him things, repeatedly, and they have put words in his mouth. They have spun a story that is completely false.”
- On begging others to adopt from Africa: “I beg all of those people to go to Africa and see what I saw and walk through those villages. … To see 8-year-olds in charge of households. To see mothers dying, with Kaposi sarcoma lesions all over their bodies. To see open sewages everywhere. To see what I saw. It is a state of emergency. As far as I’m concerned, the adoption laws have to be changed to suit that state of emergency. I think if everybody went there, they’d want to bring one of those children home with them and give them a better life.”