Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Vogue?

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".

5 comments:

richlisad said...

That is interesting, as we have aquaintences in Malawi (check out http://suffer-the-little-children.blogspot.com/) and when I checked into it you have to live in Malawi for 2 years to be able to adopt if you are not a resident. Makes you question the "not take any short cuts" thing...

patjrsmom said...

Definitely! I just wonder who actually (if anyone?) has the best interests of the child of Malawi in mind?

The Cooper Family said...

Great post!!! Celebrities like Madonna are so out of touch with reality. And with the endless pile of money she has, she can buy whatever she wants. That is, except for salvation. I pity Madonna. She is so deceived. She can get around "the system" here on earth, but eternity is a different matter. I often pray that Madonna changes her ways and becomes Catholic once more. Julie

The Cooper Family said...

Oh, and nobody has the best interest of the child. You hit it on the head. They just want her money. Sorry to be so pessimistic. It's so frustrating! Julie

5KidMom said...

Thanks for this post. I posted on this on my blog too. Troubling.