Shut Up, Susan Boyle.

Guess who wants to adopt? Guess who knows she might both get her way and be thought of as A Great Humanitarian if she phrases her desire to adopt as a desire to help poor children? Guess who’s getting/gonna get praised all over the world for that (whether she ever adopts or not)?

Yeah, it’s another celebrity I hadn’t heard much about for some time until she said the A-word just now. Works every time (see every entry I’ve ever tagged “Celebri-Tease”).

“I have so much love to give,” says Ms. Boyle, “[…] to […] a child who doesn’t have much, who I can really give something to. It’s a way of giving back for me.”

Give! give! give! That is so thoughtful and generous, Ms. Boyle. Maybe you’re going to sponsor a child overseas, or donate money to help build schools, or offer a foster child a much-needed, stable and loving home.

Nope. Why? Because that might involve giving, as in Ms. Boyle’s actually losing something, and that cannot be:

“You have to give [foster children] back, and that’s what I would hate. With adoption, you don’t have that wrench.”

“Give” and “give to” and “give back,” just so long as you don’t really give.

I don’t think there’s any shame in wanting to raise a child. Why can’t she just come out and say she wants what she wants? I mean, it’s obvious that the one who expects some things to be given to her is not the child, but you, Ms. Boyle. You want a child to give you the gift of being a mother. You want a child to give you the gift of raising a child. You want a child to give up his or her family, name, heritage, everything but his or her life, for you, forever….and you call this giving to a child.

It’s not giving. It’s a Devil’s bargain, and the child almost never has the right to give or deny assent to it.

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Filed under AdoptoLand, Celebri-tease, General Ignoramitude, Stop Saying That

10 responses to “Shut Up, Susan Boyle.

  1. Nancy Rodgers

    Yes shut up Susan Boyle indeed! I saw her comment and can’t imagine who the next celebrity with “so much to give” will be. Ek!

  2. Reblogged this on The Life Of Von and commented:
    Too old, too much about her and far too public.

  3. Boyle’s age is not the point. She’s got birth-family hate already. This is just another designer baby bs from a celeb. BTW when I saw Angelina Jo-liar getting honored by the Queen of England, I almost blew my cheerios. The Queen and the UK in general are violating children’s rights in adoption proceedings every day. Yes, Shut up Susan Boyle and ditto The Queen
    of England.

  4. Lara/Trace

    shaking my head…f*ck

  5. We need to get money out of politics and out of adoption. If you have “love to give” and can’t have a child, then adopt a dog. If you really want to give, then give to a child’s family so that family can raise their own child. Foster kids with no options, special-needs kids, sure. But babies belong with their mothers, not some celebrity with a yen to have a human accessory.

  6. Kim

    I doubt if homeless children would share your opinion. Of course if you were able to think of someone else besides YOU YOU YOU, you might understand that.

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