SF Gate: “Pitt and Jolie To Adopt Child from Vietnam?” by JaeRan Posted on February 22, 2007 Pitt and Jolie To Adopt Child from Vietnam? Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Ya know, I come from a large family and my brothers and
sisters have always wondered
just how my parents could have
possibly given us the attention that we really needed. And while I truly love
my parents and my sibs, I don’t think they were able to
meet our needs totally. And,
I just can’t imagine trying
to parent that many children with the extra
layer of loss, the extra
layer of race.
I’m just speechless even though I suspected her trip to Vietnam was more than it appeared.
If this isnt a blatant display of modernized slavery i dont know what is. celebrities adopting children like pets. it kind of reminds me of people going to the humane society and “saving an animal”. YECK!
While I certainly understand that many take issue with these celebrity adoptions, I don’t quite see why anyone would think that they see these children as “souvenirs” or “pets.”
Seems to me the souvenir-pet-ization is in the eye of the beholder.
I just dont see the benefit of handpicking different races of children from all over the world–its a freaking personal motivation. If its not to make herself look “good” in the public sphere (I mean, cmon, she’s such a humanitarian…going to these “third world” countries and taking pictures with orphans, making foundations that don’t even add up to 1/8 of what she makes in ONE film) it’s about patting herself on the back b/c she has such a staunch commitment to diversity and “color blind-ness”.
I don’t see how this flawed mindset helps anyone but herself.