Can We Please Stop Fawning Over The Duggars?

The Duggar family welcomed their 18th child (with a J name!) last week, a girl named Jordyn-Grace. Since then, they’ve been making the talk show rounds and the amount of fawning and praising and congratulating going on is enough to make me want to throw up. Yes, babies are cute. You will not find a person who loves babies more than me. But one woman, popping out 18 children, when there are so many babies and children that need to be adopted, is DISGUSTING. Michelle Duggar has every right to do what she wants with her body — Roe V. Wade goes both ways — but I also have the right to think it’s gross. As a friend of mine just said, “It’s a vagina, not a clown car!” It’s also selfish. By all means, if you can afford to have 18 children and provide a good life for them, blah, blah, blah, God’s will, GREAT — but couldn’t a fraction of those 18 be the children in orphanages also brought into this world thanks to God’s will? Let’s face it. Michelle Duggar isn’t gonna put a cork in it. They’re going to have a 19th and 20th child probably by the time Obama finishes his first term. But the media needs to stop giving these people such positive attention. Watching Jim and Michelle Duggar hawk their TV show and book on “The Today Show” this morning was disturbing because it’s evidence of a vicious cycle — they need to pimp themselves out in order to afford 18 kids, but they would have nothing to pimp if Michelle started taking birth control and gave God the finger. Meanwhile, who’s thinking about all the kids out there who need homes, with these rabid procreators stealing the spotlight? [KSPR News]