Friday, April 03, 2009

Malawi says no

The Associated Press is reporting that the Malawian court has rejected Madonna's attempts to procure a second child.

This, despite Virginia Wheeler reporting it as a done deal in The Sun all week. Does this country have no respect for journalists?


H. said...

Journalists, yes probably. Sun hacks may not actually count, though.

Anonymous said...

Well at least the Malawian authorities are seeing sense this time but I suspect by tomorrow The Sun will be wearing their "poor old Madge" faces and making her out to be some victim.

"To deny Chifundo James the opportunity to be adopted by me could expose her to hardship and emotional trauma which is otherwise avoidable,"

Found this quote from her to be particularly disgusting. How dare she declare what's right for this child? I think most people would agree that a person who adopts someone only to mostly leave them in the care of a complete stranger is, in fact, subjecting that child to "emotional trauma". Somebody in her position who makes a big deal of her adoption, who gets her interest in adoption noticed internationally in various press outlets and then when it comes down to it doesn't actually do the real parenting is doing what the term "shameless self promotion" doesn't quite cover.

Then again I think the last paragraph sums it up. "The performer was also accused of using her fame and money to fast-track the adoption process, a charge refuted by her spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg." When you're talking about something deeply personal like adoption, a situation where you are promising to be everything to a child, where you are willing to sacrifice everything for that child, where you are giving your full attention to the child's best interests, then you probably should demonstrate this in a better way than getting your spokeswoman to put out a "Oh no she isn't" press release. Disgusting.

Kassea said...

can't she just pick another country?
like ukraine?

Bennett Kankuzi said...

I am Malawian and living in Malawi. I can't contain my joy that Madonna has been snubbed. The high court judge has finally brought sanity on this adoption issue. Just because Malawi is a poor country does not warrant the bullying from Madonna!

Let her show her charity by helping the kids right here in Malawi other than just picking cute kids from our country to teach them scientology etc

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