Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Hum along if you must, but Madonna's latest "project" smacks of effort in the continuing saga of celebrity causes and less about genuine concern for the citizens of Malawi and the "suitable candidate" she is planning to adopt.
Now Madonna may not have consulted me before beginning her dossier and DCFS background checks, but she has always seemed in favor of the right to free speech so I believe she would encourage, or even applaud, my voicing my opinion on this matter.
Certainly, not all celebrity causes are a cause for alarm. Some celebrity actions have prompted massive social change and opened doors for people in places where all hope seemed lost. That is not my thought. My thought is should the children of Malawi...Africa...or anywhere for that matter be auctioned off to the highest bidder with "plans to exempt" parents of standard governmental rules? I don't think so.
Has Madonna shown herself to be so strongly committed to the cause of life that she is willing to go the distance? To even go through all the red tape that an international adoption requires, in addition to coughing up a ton of cash (which international adoption also requires), to not take (or expect) any short cuts because of her celebrity status (an oxymoron at its best).
Will the people of Malawi and the "suitable candidate" be well served by Madonna? Only time will tell.
But I will be concerned if her next CD release contains the remix "Justify My Self-Serving African Adoption Love".