Nice Job, America: When Octo-Mom Needed Us the Most, We Bailed


nadya sulemanA mere 20 months after she whipped the media into a frenzy by giving birth to octuplets, Nadya Suleman is broke and might have to go on welfare (again).

No networks want her and her 14 kids for a reality television series. No publishers want to put out her book. No one wants to give her a merchandising deal. And the cover of People magazine? That's obviously out of the question.

It's tempting to blame Octo-Mom herself for her money problems. But that would be allowing the real culprit in this tragedy to shirk its responsibility ...

America, I hope you're sorry. Because Octo-Mom's bleak financial future is entirely all your fault.

That Nadya Suleman has failed in her quest for fame and fortune flies in the face of not just reason, but of everything the American television viewing public holds dear:

We adore reality series starring families with more than a few kids. In fact, having way too many kids seems to be a recipe for instant success -- just ask TLC. Whether we're talking about children or shows on our DVR, I think the general consensus is "the more, the merrier!" I know the Duggars would agree. So why is Octo-Mom still out in the cold?

We go nuts for people who pimp out their kids. Or is there another way to explain the popularity of Toddlers & Tiaras? Some parents may try to exploit their children a little too much, but we keep them in check by calling them "bad." That we would refuse another opportunity to publicly judge Octo-Mom is the opposite of common sense.

We're willing participants in others' desperate attempts to hog the media spotlight. Oh, sure, we complain when they get multiple reality series and show off their bikini bodies every chance they get. But that doesn't mean we'd actually stop buying the tabloids or giving those people the attention they think they deserve -- except in the case of one Nadya Suleman.

Octo-Mom used to annoy me. But after reading new reports that she can't pay her mortgage, I'm left feeling sad. And I can't help feeling just a tad bit guilty -- that we all voraciously consumed each and every minute detail of her and her kids' lives, only to tire and forget about her in the end.

Why can't Octo-Mom get a reality deal?


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RanaA... RanaAurora


I fully take the blame.

I am sorry, Octomom, that I don't care for TV shows of the ilk that you're aiming for.

I apologize profusely for making you honestly lay in the bed you've mad for yourself.

Shame on me.

nonmember avatar Allboys

So it's Americas fault that this women went and purposefully made 14 children she had no way to support. It's not like she had a woops moment. She had to go in doctors appointment after doctors appointment BEFORE she got pregnant the last time KNOWING she could not financially care for her entire family. This is somehow my fault for not indulging in reality shows I abhor how? She is responsible for the 14 lives she brought into the world finances and all.

Nellyo Nellyo

Its my fault and I did it on purpose. 

hotic... hoticedcoffee

Allboys, I'd like you to meet Sarcasm....

Poor Nadya.  I suppose this means she can't get any more plastic surgery either?  It's just so unfair.

Nellyo Nellyo

I bet she could find a grant to help pay to fix her face. Talk about unfair.

hotic... hoticedcoffee

I bet she could find a grant to help pay to fix her face. Talk about unfair.


Wrtng... Wrtngfantasymom

Awwww poor poor nadia, I feel so sorry for her thinking she'd get all famous for having 14 children, and being a complete and total psychopath!

DAmn I feel horrible! What CAN I do to get her on national tv? Should we start a petition?!

nonmember avatar Bill johnson

Hey Octo-Mom get your tubes tied. This funny, blame America for this women's stupid decision.

nonmember avatar Octo-Dolls

I don't really know why she doesn't have a show, personally, but I really don't care. People hate her because she's a crazy person. Why that doesn't equal a tv show deal, I don't know. But, she has been offered two separate adult film deals, so it's not like she doesn't have options. I realize porn isn't ideal, but if you're willing to exploit your body having 14 kids via in-vitro as a single parent when you know you can't pay for them, maybe that's the only option you've earned.

Truel... Truelove77

Wow I cant believe I read this crap :(

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