Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Madonna: Open your heart

After the last couple of days turmoil, Madonna has made a public statement about her "adoption" of David.

(By the way, it wasn't encouraging to hear one of the anchors on BBC Breakfast this morning referring to David as "it".)

[Madonna said] she had acted "according to the law like anyone else who adopts a child".

The singer said she wanted to "open up our home and help one child escape an extreme life of hardship, poverty and in many cases death".

Of course, if that was her real aim, she could open up a couple more of her homes and give escape to several other kids. One of those Hampstead houses turned into an orphanage, funded by, say, the royalty cheques from her post-2000 hits. That would be making a difference, rather than making a gesture.

More interesting than the emote-by-numbers is the claim that she followed the law like "anyone else":

Madonna said she and her husband Guy Ritchie began the adoption process months ago.

"This was not a decision or commitment that my family or I take lightly," she said.

Interesting. Back when the chap from the Kabbalah centre she supports made his comments about how the jews who died in the holocaust brought it on themselves, Madonna's spokesteam said she was too busy rehearsing a single gig to offer up a reaction. Rehearsal took all her attention. Now, though, she's apparently been touring a controversial stage show round the world while simultaneously spending time in Malawi being interviewed about her fitness to be a parent. How, we wonder, did she and Guy manage to keep coming and going from the country unspotted?

And if this had all been sorted in advance, and so this trip was merely to pick up the child, how come Liz Rosenberg seemed unaware her boss was going to be leaving Africa as a mother of three?


Anonymous said...

Indeed, why does someone that famous continue to court attention from the press? The hullabaloo surrounding this poor hapless child's arrival could easily have be avoided by someone with Madonna's resources so we can only assume that her PR monkeys arranged it. I find it hard to believe that the adoption agencies could approve someone so clinical as a fit mother. The woman is clearly crazed.

On a bitchier note.
A mate of mine (Baldy Bob) somehow ended up giving the talentless one guitar lessons around the time of her 'Ray of Light' tour. How's that for value money? Around £60 for the cheapest ticket to watch some middle-aged bint bash her way through her practise chords.

When she trod the boards in the West End for a few months, the unanimously hateful reviews weren't enough to snap her out of her delusions nor the fact that the Tic-Tacs she ate on stage every night had been taken home and meticulously wiped around the anus of a crew member.

Doesn't quite get her back for using orphans to her own ends but it does give one a warm feeling inside.

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