I’m sorry, I know this is mean, but I really wish Nadya Suleman (aka Octomom) would just go away. I know I am probably encouraging her further by even posting this, but her latest make-money scheme is actually a discussion I think is worth having.
In case you hadn’t seen or heard about it, Nadya recently posed nude for Closer magazine. Why? Because she needs money for her kids, of course. (I will not subject those of you who’d rather not see the pic, but if you are interested it’s here.)
The picture is fine. Nadya’s body seems to have bounced back, but her facial expression and pose are just awkward. Something about the way she is looking at the camera makes me uncomfortable.
But this isn’t about the picture. I’m wondering if any of us non “celebrity” moms would resort to something as risque as posing nude to support our children. As a single mom, I know all about the financial burden of raising a child alone. I can’t even imagine what it’s like for Nadya. But I’m sorry, I just don’t think taking your clothes off should be a viable option for supporting your kids.
Some people will say it’s better than Octomom relying on government assistance, but I disagree. To an extent. No, I don’t think people should rely on welfare for the duration of their life, but I do think it’s a great interim solution to help people get back on their feet. I think Nadya would be setting a much better example if she relied on welfare until she found a more sustainable way to support her children rather than taking it off for a measly eight grand. Is that what she’s telling her daughters? Your body is worth $8,000?
I don’t consider myself Republican, but I do acknowledge that I can be a little conservative. So I want to know what you think? Would you ever pose nude to support your children? What would you do if you were in Nadya Suleman’s position–if you had multiple kids you couldn’t afford to support? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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