Heartbreaking

1) People were buzzing about this at the conference this weekend. It’s heartbreaking to read about the boy’s father….
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/15/AR2006101500205.html

There are just so many things wrong with this scenario . . . difficult to know where to begin. This is a case study of how international adoption can be so incredibly f*cked up. The colonizers and the colonized. Now I have to add Madonna to the same list of celebrities (Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani, Woody Allen) whose artistic work I respect but because of their ignorance and obliviousness about their white privilege I can’t f*cking stand them. I suppose Madonna has always been a master at cultural appropriation, so this is just taking it one step further. Not sure I’ll be able to listen to The Immaculate Collection the same way again.

(Updates on the trip to NYC forthcoming. Yogurt soju, you’re a friend of mine.)

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5 Comments

Filed under Adoption (the industry), Ranting

5 responses to “Heartbreaking

  1. SK,
    We are all enraged. I am so with you, beside you all of that – F*$K Madonna and her white privledge, her capture and purchase of a child. Im SO angry! I’m nothing but an ungrateful adoptee. Cant I see how good Madonna is? Thank you for posting this.

  2. parkheidi

    what more can i say to this than i agree with you.

    SIGH…

    when will it ever end?

  3. jennjin

    Don’t you like knowing that we are Hollywood’s trend? Please save us from being a person of color. Yuck! I’m pissed.

  4. looking forward to your update…!

  5. Madonna is sucha losser! That is so not cool what she and countless others have done and still continue to do.

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