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Monday, February 02, 2009

Boycott Anyone Involved In Octuplet Mom Scheme

I encourage everyone to boycott anyone that becomes involved in this scheme. This woman doesn't deserve a dime!!

Octuplets' Mom Wants $2 Million From Oprah, Media Deals

The mother of octuplets born in California last week is seeking $2 million from media interviews and commercial endorsements to help pay the costs of raising the children, the Times of London reported.

Nadya Suleman, 33, plans a career as a television childcare expert. It was learned last week that she already had six children before giving birth to eight more. She now has 14 children younger than 8 years old.

Although still confined to a Los Angeles hospital bed, Suleman reportedly intends to talk to two influential television hosts this week — media mogul Oprah Winfrey and Diane Sawyer.

Her family has told agents she needs cash from media deals.

Suleman is being deluged with offers for book deals, TV shows and other business proposals, but according to her publicist she hasn't decided what she might do once she leaves the hospital.

On Friday she retained the Killeen Furtney Group public relations firm to handle what company President Joann Killeen says are hundreds of offers arriving daily. They include requests for paid interviews, TV show appearances, book deals and other opportunities.

Killeen says Suleman is "the most sought after mom in the world right now," but she hasn't decided what she'll do next, other than care for her children.

But Suleman's earning power could be diminished by the growing ethical and medical controversies surrounding her octuplets' birth. Experts believe that the unnamed fertility specialists who gave her in vitro fertilization (IVF) should not have implanted so many embryos, and in choosing to carry all eight to term, Suleman ignored guidelines, risking both the babies' health and her own.

Public reaction has been mixed: Many have asked how an unemployed single mother can raise 14 children, as her first six have already strained the family budget. Angela and Ed Suleman, Nadya’s parents, bought her a two-bedroom bungalow in the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier in March 2007, but soon fell on hard times and had to leave their own home.

I call this a scheme because that is exactly what it is!! This is an attempt to be famous, and to use her children to make money. She should have thought about that before she decided to have 14 children without any means to support them. I, for one, refuse to contribute even a penny to her or her family.

Whoever performed the in vitro procedure should have his or her license revoked, and should be barred from practicing medicine for life. It doesn't matter that we don't know the whole story. The point is, it's a really fucked up story.

According to some accounts, this woman was perfectly capable of getting pregnant without any medical intervention. According to her mother, she conceived all of her children via in vitro. Now I'm not a doctor but even I know this is fucked up.

Here are the questions I have. She had six other children ranging in age from 2 to 7, and two of those children are reportedly twins. That means that she got pregnant almost every year. What doctor would give a patient in vitro every year, especially when it's recommended that you space out pregnancies? What doctor would give a patient in vitro if they don't have a history of fertility problems? What doctor would knowingly treat a woman who is "obsessed with having children" and may have "mental health issues" according to her mother? Finally, who in the hell would implant that many embryos in a patient, knowing that they would be risking their license if they did not to mention the lives of their patients? The answer? Nobody!!

So, that leaves me with more questions. Who did she con into doing this? If she's capable of getting pregnant without medical intervention, she's not a viable candidate for in vitro. Did she lie on the medical forms? If she did, that's fraud!!

When the woman who cares for her 3 year old autistic child asked her how she can afford the in vitro treatment costs, she told her "I get paid for it". The last time I looked, they don't pay you for undergoing in vitro. Not to mention, it is against the law to pay someone for a pregnancy. I would take a guess that it's also against the law to accept payment for a pregnancy.

This woman is not only looking for her 15 minutes of fame, but she's also delusional. She acts as though we (be it the media or society) owe her for having these children. She acts as though she's entitled to compensation for being pregnant and sharing her story. And to top it off, she actually believes that she's going to be a TV PARENTING GURU. Anyone who would take advice from her needs a mental health evaluation of their own. What advice is she going to give people? How to have a billion children, and expect society to pay for them?

I'm boycotting anyone and any company that gets involved here. She deserves NOTHING!!


  • At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Who else does the Killeen Furtney Group public relations firm represent? I'd like to launch my boycott by avoiding every one of Killeen's other clients.

  • At 6:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Okay... so first of all... this country is pro-choice. So since we can't tell a woman she can't have an abortion, we also can't tell her she can't HAVE a child - or 17 of them - if she so pleases.

    Second... let fucking OPRAH pay for her story! I don't really want my tax dollars going to support this crazy bitch!

  • At 6:01 PM, Blogger ParisL0ve2 said…

    Yeah, maybe I should have 8 babies and then hire the Killeen Furtney Group to be my PR person and lie for me on national television.

    If you saw the interview on Larry King last night, the bitch totally lied. She claimed that the mother wasn't doing this for money. Really? If she wasn't doing it for money, why in the hell was she asking for 2 million dollars, paid interviews, etc.? Not for money my ass!!

    She claims that the major networks don't pay for interviews. Bullshit!! Why the hell would anyone agree to sit down and be interviewed if they weren't being paid for it, especially celebrities?

    She claims that the mother was able to financially support her other six children. Not according to her mother!!

    When asked if everything medical-wise was paid for, she says yes because the mother is a Kaiser Permanente patient. What the hell is that supposed to mean? Even if she has insurance, no insurance in the world is going to cover the cost of 8 babies, the delivery, the cost for doctors, nurses, medicine, the NICU, etc. 100%. So in other words, the people of California will be paying for this woman and her children.

    Anon, if you go look at their website they list their "clients".

    Anon 2, what took place was beyond unethical. First of all, this woman should have never been allowed to undergo in vitro.

    Second of all, there is no way in hell she should have been implanted with eight embryos. So yeah, we can say no!! The doctor has an ethical obligation to say no, and to follow medical guidelines. That clearly wasn't done here.

    When asked how she could afford in vitro for all of her children, she stated that she gets paid for it. As I already pointed out, that's illegal. It is in the case of surrogacy. And it sure as hell is illegal here!! If she took money to get pregnant, she needs to be locked up instead of using her children to get rich!!

  • At 10:42 PM, Blogger jamie said…

    Do not patronize any person or business who helps this woman. Boycott the Today show, People Magazine, and her publicist The Killeen Furtney Group. The less money and attention that this woman gets, the sooner she will put these poor children up for adoption. If you want to know who the clients of the Killeen Furtney Group are so you can boycott htem too, go to their website. http://killeenfurtneygroup.com/Public-Relations-Clients.cfm

  • At 4:26 AM, Blogger baylee01 said…

    I don't know why everyone is so passionate about this woman? Who cares?
    I guess I really don't give a shit about her, right now. As, I am in the process of losing my home, need a new furnace, a whole new electrical system in my home, my job sucks, my family could give a shit about me.
    So, I say, F the world right now. Don't care if the woman has 100 kids. Really don't care.

  • At 5:25 AM, Blogger baylee01 said…

    Hey Paris, I just posted a comment, and I didn't mean to belittle your thought's or views, I am just in a very very shitty mood, right now. But, your view on this woman and her brood, is right on.

  • At 2:20 PM, Blogger ParisL0ve2 said…

    Baylee, sorry to hear about your problems!!

    This woman is a total con!! Each day you hear something new.

    I'd really like to know something. She says that she "saved" money to do the in vitro. Is this the money she got for SSI for her three children that have disabilities? If so, she should be arrested!!

    I don't have a problem with people having children. That's fine!! What I have a problem with is someone who uses and abuses the system like she did. Like I said before, she should have never been given in vitro in the first place for so many reasons!!

  • At 3:35 PM, Blogger baylee01 said…

    Hi Paris, Thanks for making this more clear for me.
    I have seen her on TV more now, and I do agree with you. She should not have had any MORE children, that she is UNABLE to take care of. Hopefully, for the childrens sake, someone, (friends, family, will come forward and help her out. Those poor poor children. What a "life" for them.

  • At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wait a second, has everyone forgotten that these are BABIES? They aren't very expensive puppies, they are human babies. They are innocent, living children and by boycotting any company who tries to help them we are punishing the children MORE than we are punishing their mother. Is that what we're trying to accomplish? Their mom dared to have them, so by god, we'll make sure their lives are miserable, poverty stricken and filled with neglect! Yay for us! We sure showed those babies! We don't tolerate irresponsible acts of being born, not in the USA by God!

    Way to go people. Congratulations.

  • At 8:08 PM, Blogger ParisL0ve2 said…

    Anon, I don't give a damn!! We have every right to boycott any and all companies that deal with this woman.

    First of all, she's not asking for anything that these BABIES need. She's not asking for diapers, formula, clothing, shelter, or anything else that these BABIES would need to survive. So don't even try to pull that bullshit with me!!

    However, she is demanding money for telling her FUCKED UP story. And if the latest version is true, she should be locked up in jail for FRAUD.

    In case you haven't heard the latest version, I'll fill you in. A guy who thinks that he could possibly be the father of the octuplets has come forward to demand a DNA test. He says that she came to him and asked him to be a sperm donor because she had "ovarian cancer" and really wanted to have a baby before she couldn't due to the cancer.

    The psychotic bitch (yes, I will refer to her as a psychotic bitch because that's exactly what she is) doesn't even have cancer. If the story is true then she lied about having a horrific disease, a disease that I wouldn't even wish on my worst enemy, and thus perpetrated fraud!!

    Now anyone with even half a brain could see that she was full of shit!! The point is, she's a fraud. People get locked up all the time for lying about shit like that. Why should she be any different? Because she has 14 kids? Not my problem!!

    I will boycott these companies!! Are they really going to care if I do? No!! But I'm making a point. I'm not going to give my money or support to any company that gives this woman a dime!! Like I already pointed out, she's not asking for things for her BABIES. She wants MONEY!! PERIOD!!

    For those out there who want to say "If she were married nobody would be bitching about this", I say BULLSHIT!! I'd be bitching, married or not!! Hell, I bitch about the Duggar family (the family with 18 kids and still wanting more). I think that it's pathetic. They're taking this "be fruitful and multiply" bullshit from a book of fairytales (the Bible), and pushing it to the point that it's beyond asinine. What's even more asinine is the fact that they have a television show on TLC. The moment they were given a show was the moment that I stopped watching TLC.

    Okay, back to the topic at hand!! We are not "punishing the BABIES". We are simply making a point. This woman should never have been given in vitro in the first place. She was totally reckless and NEGLIGENT for what she did. The doctor who treated her was reckless and NEGLIGENT for what he did. She doesn't deserve to be rewarded for what she did.

    The taxpayers of California shouldn't have to pay for these children. That's her responsibility. If she's so concerned about her poor little BABIES, why is she running around looking at MILLION DOLLAR MANSIONS? Getting manicures? Shopping around for book and movie deals? Looking to sell her story?

    Oh that's right!! Because it's all about the MONEY, what SHE can get, and not about the BABIES!!

  • At 4:02 AM, Blogger baylee01 said…

    FYI Nadya's father was on Oprah today. He appeared rather dim, did not seem to have a grip on what is really going on with his daughter's life, OR life in general. SAD.
    When Oprah asked him, "Who is going to take care of your daughter's 14 children?" HE RAISED HIS HAND. Wow, what a moron.
    And Oprah calmly replied, "Can you give me a realistic answer?"
    Oh man, I woulda been up in his face, maybe even smack him upside the head!
    Check out her web site, I am sure that she has the interview posted. It is insane.

  • At 1:41 PM, Blogger ParisL0ve2 said…

    Sorry baylee!! I accidently deleted your RIGHT ON comment!!

    You can post it again if you'd like!!

    I'll have to read the transcript of the show!! But I'll be sure to take an Advil before I do because I have no doubt that I will have a massive headache after reading it!!

  • At 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You don't get it. It doesn't matter whether or not Nadya Suleman THINKS it's about the babies. It IS about the babies.

    Punishing the octuplet mom means you will punish the babies. Period. It doesn't matter what the mom's motives are, the victims are the babies.

    And if Suleman is doing it for money, so what? It costs more than 2 million dollars to raise 14 children to adulthood. If she succeeds in raising 2 million dollars, how much of that do you think she's going to spend on fancy cars and Neiman Marcus shopping trips? It's all going to childcare expenses. And if it doesn't, well then maybe we can decide whether or not she's an unfit mom.

    As for the fact that she's shopping for million dollar homes ... exactly where do you think you could find a home big enough to house 15 people for less than a million dollars?

    Do you have children? I'd guess that you probably don't, or you might think for two seconds about the welfare of the children in this situation, instead of "making a point." You may be able to make your point, but you'll harm all those kids in doing so. If that's OK with you, I guess that's just who you are.

    By the way, why are you so pissed off? How exactly is this affecting you besides giving you something to scream about?

  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger ParisL0ve2 said…

    You're a real piece of work Anon!!

    If you care so fucking much about the lunatic and her "poor little babies", you can support her yourself. Open up your damn wallet and give her every last penny you have. When you get some more money, hand it over to her!! Then you can continue that process every single day until those "poor little babies" turn 18 years old. You know, since you care so much!!

    If Suleman is doing it for money? Of course the lunatic is doing it for money!! There is no IF about it.

    Call me crazy, but NORMAL people who have babies don't have babies for the purpose of making money. She popped her kids out, and then stuck her hand out for some cash!! She isn't getting any from me, directly or indirectly.

    What the hell does my parental status have to do with being allowed to have an opinion and make a point? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! There are plenty of people out there giving her the finger, and they have children!!

    Unlike Suleman and other pro-life lunatics like her, I'm not irresponsible!! I wouldn't give birth to 14 children let alone 1 child knowing damn well that I didn't have the means to provide for them. That is selfish and irresponsible!!

    You asked me why I'm so pissed off. I'll tell you why. She's made a mockery of infertility and treatments for infertility. She's a liar!! She had a mouthpiece that was a liar!! She is using her "poor little babies" to further her 15 minutes of fame.

    You're pissed off at me and anyone else who dares to question her motives, and those who are willing to say NO to her. Yet you have nothing to say about a lunatic using 14 children to make a buck. I take that back!! You don't care that she's USING 14children to make a buck. In fact, you sound like you're encouraging it!!

    You can act morally superior all you want!! But I find the whole thing to be absolutely disgusting, and I'm not the only one!!

  • At 11:28 AM, Blogger baylee01 said…

    People are going to respond to you or ME in this way.
    Like you say, they don't care if she is making a buck with the 14 children. But, what a life for them. What is Nadya going to do in the long term? She has NO idea. She thinks she is going to take care of these precious babies who will require a lot of care, she does not realize just how much.
    I am a registered nurse, who has worked in the NICU, and trust me, these babies WILL require a ton of care, and she is not equiped to do so.
    Believe me, I love children, and that is why I am concerned about their well being.
    So, Anon, get real, and think about these poor babies, who will require intensive care, and Nadya is not capable of doing so.
    Nuff said.

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