In this interview, Ann Curry rakes Nadya Suleman over the coals about irresponsibility and selfishness. It is fascinating to listen to Suleman's rationale in explaining how she is not irresponsible and selfish.
Suleman states she currently has no income coming in (except for her children's disability payments and food stamps). She was using student loans to support her family, but at this point that source of money has dried up (incidentally, aren't there any rules regulating the use of student loans for purposes other than school?). At the same time, she explains that she is responsible because she will be able to support her children once she is finished school in a year or so.
Question #1: how does she expect to pay for her final year of graduate school when she's used up her student loans to support her family?
Question #2: If she has no source of income right now, how will she support her family while she is finishing up her graduate degree and then trying to find a job?
I guess that's where the media comes in - the book deals, the magazine deals, the interview deals, the reality show, the Lifetime Movie of the Week. Face it, you know they are coming. In fact, just this week it was reported that she's been offered a cool million to star in (of all things) a porn film. Let's also not forget her Beg-a-Thon website with PayPal functionality as well. Oh, and her poor friends, family and church members who have to step up to the plate to support her egregious lifestyle.
And this, above all, is what enfuriates me - that obscene selfishness and irresponsibility gets rewarded in our culture; that when all is said and done, it's all about MONEY (and ratings); that people who live responsibly and within their means have to work their asses off for every dollar they get, while narcissistic, self-absorbed nutcases like Nadya Suleman get everything handed to them on a silver platter.
I'm not so sure about the reality show and magazine deals...when the only offer out there right now is a porno, I think that's a sign that she's pretty much media poison.
Sure, like a car wreck she'd be a spectacle that would get some curious viewers for a while, but I don't think the nation as a whole has fallen in love with her and is dying to follow the adventures of her everyday life. They think she's a freak. Cuz she is.
Watching her mess up those 8 lives that didn't ask to be created would be too painful for those who have kids, too disgusting for those who don't. She has failed at using her uterus to turn herself into a celebrity.
At least I hope so.
I agree with Miss Mo. She has gone too far, even for our over-indulgent culture.
My favorite part of all of this is that she says she'll be able to pay for all of it once she finishes grad school and has a job as a counselor . . . Besides the obvious irony of her being a counselor at all, as an LCSW I think it's hilarious that she thinks she can afford FOURTEEN KIDS on a counselor's salary . . . :o
I hate her.
I also wouldn't be so sure that she's really getting away with anything. Public notoriety is short-lived, and a year from now it'll be "Nadya who?" That in itself will be punishment for her.
My guess is she'll wind up doing ever more bizarre things, and eventually be declared an unfit mother.
Excessive situations like this one generally collapse under their own weight.
I am sick that this person was able to have 14 children with no way to take care of them! I would like to have an expensive car and home but...I don't have the money to buy them....so I don't get them! It is that simple...you don't have the money you don't get them...why should children be any different?
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