Madonna adopts child in Africa

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Madonna 'adopts child in Africa'
BBC Link

Pop star Madonna has adopted a one-year-old boy in Malawi, according to reports.

The boy's father, Yohane Banda, told the Associated Press: "I know he will be very happy in America."

Speculation the singer was planning to adopt began when she flew into Malawi and visited several orphanages.

Madonna's publicist initially denied the adoption reports but a spokeswoman has now said an official statement is expected within 48 hours.
I'd not normally post this kind of story, but I've always been under the distinct impression that 'stars' such as Madonna, and Angelina Jolie seem to adopt children from different countries the way other people collect stamps.
 
#2
Should have adopted an elephant instead. They're bigger (so you're less likely to lose it) and they don't make as much mess.
 
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putteesinmyhands said:
Should have adopted an elephant instead. They're bigger (so you're less likely to lose it) and they don't make as much mess.
I must disagree.

I watched a German tourist in Thailand lie down while an elephant walked over the top of him (it promotes fertility don't you know). How we laughed as he was engulfed by a veritable tsunami of elephant pi$$.

I take it you've never had to deal with an adolescent elephant who 'borrowed' your car keys and stayed out all night.
 
#4
These 'celebrities'.

They're so much more worthy than you and I aren't they? Their views are worth far more than ours because of what they have achieved.

We must listen to them. They have integrity.
 
#5
Lucky_Jim said:
These 'celebrities'.

They're so much more worthy than you and I aren't they? Their views are worth far more than ours because of what they have achieved.

We must listen to them. They have integrity.
Indeed. I don't know if you saw the Telegraph today, but one of the front-page stories was 'Everyone should have HIV test twice a year, says Johansson'. Gee thanks, I didn't know you were a doctor.....
 
#6
You have it pegged.

I have been with Mrs Jim for countless years. Both of us are faithful to each other. Why should we need AIDS tests?


Celebrity bollox publicity.
 
#7
Random_Task said:
I'd not normally post this kind of story, but I've always been under the distinct impression that 'stars' such as Madonna, and Angelina Jolie seem to adopt children from different countries the way other people collect stamps.
Too true.

On the subject with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, they might have seemed more noble had they not rented out an entire luxery resort so they could have privacy. But for some reason, everyone was applauding them for having their child born in Africa. Of course when they returned home they moved into their brand new luxury mansion.

Africa is being used by Celebrities for them to say "LOOK AT ME! I LOVE THE STARVING CHILDREN!". It's not unlike when colonists went on Safaris back in the old days really.

I like Humanitarian celebrities who do their work silently and diligently, rather than run to the cameras and demand attention. Examples would be like Gary Sinise or Dennis Leary.
 
#8
I agree with Joseph, celebrities seem to use these children as fashion accessories, I won't be suprised if Madonna carries the poor little mite around in her handbag to parties. It is not only patronising it is using children as commodoties.

Wouldn't it be nicer if she just used her vast wealth to fund an AIDS orphanage or something?
 
#9
Chief_Joseph said:
Random_Task said:
Africa is being used by Celebrities for them to say "LOOK AT ME! I LOVE THE STARVING CHILDREN!". It's not unlike when colonists went on Safaris back in the old days really.
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What you mean you can go over and bag yourself a couple of dozen children and use their legs for umbrella stands?

Stuffed heads on the walls and skins in front of the fireplace?

Can only celebs get on these or can anyone have a go? :twisted:
 
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Random_Task said:
Madonna 'adopts child in Africa'
BBC Link

Pop star Madonna has adopted a one-year-old boy in Malawi, according to reports.

The boy's father, Yohane Banda, told the Associated Press: "I know he will be very happy in America."

Speculation the singer was planning to adopt began when she flew into Malawi and visited several orphanages.

Madonna's publicist initially denied the adoption reports but a spokeswoman has now said an official statement is expected within 48 hours.
I'd not normally post this kind of story, but I've always been under the distinct impression that 'stars' such as Madonna, and Angelina Jolie seem to adopt children from different countries the way other people collect stamps.
Is this a PR Stunt for Madge,,,,!!!
 
#12
brettarider said:
Maybe it's a discrete way for celebs to bring small african kids back to the US and restart the cotton plantations :twisted:
..Steady Now... :wink:
 

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#13
Is Madge about to release another Album?

Seriously, in the UK there are thousands of Kids who need adopting. Why go to Africa to find one (Apart from the publicity)?
 
#14
Have I read this correctly?

Madonna has adopted an 'orphan'. So far so good. However, the child's father is still alive. Wouldn't she have been better off giving some of her fortune to the father to allow this child to remain with it's family?
 
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Interceptor said:
Have I read this correctly?

Madonna has adopted an 'orphan'. So far so good. However, the child's father is still alive. Wouldn't she have been better off giving some of her fortune to the father to allow this child to remain with it's family?

Agreed, & without the media in tow!
 
#20
Isn’t Madonna a Transvestite?
Poor kid, mum dies then father sells him/her to a celebrity.
The celebrity is a raving mad Kabala nut job, who formerly was a man.
If the poor sod don’t die from an OD in the early twenties nobody will.
 

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