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Behold: The Octomom Show

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Vivian Manning-Schaffel: In our "moms are talking about" section this weekend, we reported that Octomom managed to score herself both a book and a reality TV show deal.

nadya suleman octomom

As if we haven't had enough of this nutlog.

I think my visceral disdain for these media endeavors stems from the fact that I still can't get past what she's gotten away with. I mean, really, what woman -- in her right mind -- would go to such lengths to impregnate herself and choose to endanger the health of the child/children by crowding her womb like a NYC subway car at rush hour? And then inflict the fiscal responsibility of raising these kids on her parents, then us?

You get the feeling that everything from her Angelina-replicated pout to the litter she bore were crafted as a ploy to entice the media and the public into following each and every step of her freak show. And you know what's pissed me off the most? It's working. We can't turn our eyes away from her shenanigans, and thus play right into her evil plot to get her life undersigned.

Every time I see a paparazzi candid of her smug grin, the thought bubble I read over her head says, "Ha! I've got you now, Sucka!"

Say what I will, I have to give her this: she -- sagely, mind you -- saw an opportunity to cash in on our need to judge and be judged. So who's to shame?


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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
mommymichelle6 June 4, 2009, 11:36 AM

Yes, you have to hand it to her: she’s done well cashing in on her circumstances.

I guess I must be one of the few who find reality shows to be very uncomfortable. I just have no desire to see that show. I’ve got all the reality I can handle just dealing with my own life!

vic June 4, 2009, 12:59 PM

A book? Guess they forgot to tell the writer, Ms Leigh, who says she does not and will not pen a book with Nadya. OOPS, maybe People ought to know by now that whatever comes out of Camp Octo should be checked before printing news. TV show is still a Maybe as well.

Judy Stewart June 5, 2009, 5:22 AM

I watch some realty shows, but have made it a point to stay away from this one completely. Some people don’t get to make a choice regarding even having a baby, much less more than one. She deliberately has done everything she can and wants our money to pay for it? I think not. Shes obviously not smart enough to think past the ‘what if” America doesnt do what I want stage.

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