Who’s Your (Famous) Daddy?

For women who’ve always dreamed of having a famous baby daddy for their yet-to-be born child, this is no longer just a fantasy. A new service called Fame Daddy is collecting A-List sperm for our conception needs. For a mere $24,000 a woman can inseminate herself with the seed of a famous actor, rock star, Olympic athlete or aristocrat. The only catch is that she’ll never know who the famous father was. She’ll  just have to wait and see if she looks like Mick Jagger or he dunks like Michael Jordan.

Applicants have to take a quiz to help match them with a Fame Daddy that compliments their “biology and heritage.” “Our vision is to help women give their children the very best chance in life. To be able to harvest potential from the global gene pool, rather than from the more limited selection of the men she comes into direct contact with, is a major evolutionary leap for women,” said Dan Richards, CEO of Fame Daddy.

A major evolutionary leap for women? Um, I’m sorry, Fame Daddy. No. Giving my children the best chance in life doesn’t have to do with landing famous sperm. It has to do with being a nurturing, loving and responsible parent. Also, “famous” is not genetic, it’s circumstantial. Being a celebrity doesn’t mean you have superior genes. It may mean that one is talented and/or  hard-working. But there are lots of people out there in the world with the same traits. Consider me offended on behalf of all the men whose gene pools I come into direct contact with. So, you’re not famous. So what?  I think your genes are fantastic and I plan to use them if I choose to reproduce. [Sun UK]