I am not kidding on this one.
Nadya Suleman, the mother of five billion children, belongs in jail.
Why? Because she recently signed a deal to have a reality show made about her life. Her moneymakers, including the world's only surviving octuplets, will get paid about $250 a day.
This woman is a pimp for children. That is all that she is.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to the mission of the Houston Press. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Houston’s stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
Her kids should have never been allowed to go home with her in the first place, and the second the ink was dry on the contract, Child Protective Services should have come in and taken those little ones away.
Seriously. When are we going to learn a lesson from the Jon & Kate Plus 8 fiasco? How long will it be before the Gosselins and the Duggars and the rest of these kids who under no choice of their own have been exposed to the nonsense of constant media scrutiny completely lose their minds? What will the suicide rates be? What will the therapy bills cost? Google "Dionne Quintuplets" and find out how this story ends.
Paul Petersen, himself a former child star who performed in The Donna Reed Show, is the founder of a fantastic organization called A Minor Consideration that fights for the rights of child performers, especially those in reality shows. Check out his website for more information.
The fact that Suleman is making any money of these kids is sick as shit, and you should be as angry as I am. The best we can do is make a promise not to watch this show. I'm not, and I hope you won't, either.