Octomom poses as Angelina Jolie: ridiculous and offensive?

In Touch sends us nice email heads-up with information on their upcoming stories, and when I saw the photos of Octomom Nadya Suleman as Angelina Jolie I actually cringed. I’m not even an Angie-loonie (like Kaiser) and I found these photos terribly offensive. That’s probably because I actively dislike Octomom at this point, whereas at some point I just found her crazy. (Although that was an awfully long time ago.)

Anyway this was pretty much a genius PR move on either In Touch or Octo’s part, since it’s led us to talk about her again. They had her pose as Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Oscars doing her iconic Leg and as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. It’s hard to find the right words to capture how disturbing and ridiculous she looks. Their Photoshop artists were working overtime on this one. In terms of Suleman herself, her life is such a mess of debt, scamming, mental illness and now addiction that it’s futile to try and keep up. The last thing that we reported on her was that she’s being investigated for welfare fraud. This is a little filler interview with Suleman and her supermommy delusions, but the photos are much worse than what she says, which is pretty typical for her.

Nadya Suleman instantly became known as “Octomom” when she gave birth to octuplets as a single mother of six in 2009 — and she’s become infamous in the ensuing years for her questionable judgment and controversial life choices.

Now, the mother of 14 channels her inner Angelina Jolie — another mother to a big brood — for an exclusive shoot in the new issue of In Touch, dishing about parenting, her future, and why she doesn’t have it as easy as famous celebrity moms.

“I do a lot!” Nadya tells In Touch of her hands-on mommy-ing. “I’m a cook, a chauffeur and a nanny,” she says, adding that she doesn’t have the perks of fame like other famous mothers of big broods — including her idol, mother of six Angelina Jolie.

“I admire her,” says Nadya, dressed as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. “She saves children’s lives.” And despite comparisons to the actress and idol, she doesn’t think they have that much in common. “I get that we both have a lot of kids, but I don’t think I look anything like her.”

Nadya — who lives in Palmdale, Calif., with 4-year-old octuplets Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariyah, Makai, Josiah, Jeremiah and Jonah (plus her other kids, Elijah, Amerah, Joshua, Aidan, and twins Calyssa and Caleb, all of whom were fathered by the same donor) — says she’s going full-throttle, 24/7.

Between making lunches and bath times, Nadya clips coupons and spends “a couple hundred dollars a week on groceries” — and laundry: “I do several loads every day — there’s always clothes in my washer.”

Though she says she’s staying in the entertainment industry to pay her bills, Nadya — who claims she’ll get her master’s degree in psychology “when my kids are in college” — believes things are starting to look up.

She recently bought a new house and says the kids (the older ones are in public school; the octuplets start preschool soon) are enjoying their big new backyard. “We’ve hit rock bottom,” she says, “but our struggles are what shape us.”

[From In Touch Weekly]

Every home that Octo has lived in since she became famous has gone into foreclosure, even her parents’ home. So this detail at the end that she got a new home is news to me, and it was probably made possible by the state of California. She filed for bankruptcy last year, she trashed the last place where she was living and never paid rent and yet she now bought a new home somehow. I don’t want to try and figure it out.

Getting back to the ridiculous comparisons to Angelina Jolie, who has less than half the number of children than this woman, a partner, a career and more than enough means to care for her family, Octo may say she doesn’t “look like her,” but you know she’s tried to. In 2009, Life & Style reported that she was “obsessed” with Angelina and the Chicago Sun Times claimed that Suleman sent Jolie “multiple letters” which “creeped her out.” There was another story that Suleman used to work as a stripper using the stage name “Angelina.” Oh and this is what she used to look like before she had a ton of plastic surgery. She got a thinned out nose and big puffy lips.

Life and Style cover from February, 2009:

In Touch’s upcoming issue:

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  1. Nemesis says:

    I’m surprised she doesn’t wear blue contacts.

  2. whipmyhair says:

    I just can’t with this woman. For so many reasons…

  3. Paige says:

    This is so weird and pathetic. It made me cringe.

  4. Effy says:

    Why does her legs look like they are both left? weird!

  5. Dap says:

    This woman is insane and should never have been able to get pregnant with so many children. In most countries of the world, doctors would have been forbidden by law to accept her demands – and rightly so.

  6. Hipocricy says:

    lol…it’s pathetic but hilarious at the same time.

    She’s a trip, a bad trip !

  7. Elo says:

    Angelina my ass, she looks like an older, less orange version of Snookie

  8. Jill says:

    If only she were obsessed with Kim Kardashian. She could make some money as a Kim K impersonator.

  9. Bijlee says:

    Wth? Damn she’s crazy. ….why is there a cover for the next in touch magazine?

  10. Tessa says:

    Hilarious? Yes! Offensive? No.

  11. Haylo says:

    Pretty sure that isn’t even her body in the first picture. Compare her arms in the first one with the second one.

  12. Nicolette says:

    Why is this woman relevant in any way?

  13. Doofus says:

    “I don’t think I look anything like her.”

    Bitch, please. You PAID someone to make you look like her.

    It’s pathetic and nothing more than a bid for attention. If nobody is even interested in your p0rnos, that’s a sign that you need to GO AWAY.

  14. Inconceivable! says:

    But Octo claimed in an interview early on she never knew who “that woman” (Angelina) was, but she wished her well. (Yeah, right!!). I’m guessing this photo shoot done last October was the highlight of Octo’s life. This photo spread also gave Octo more money that likely made her ineligible for welfare benefits, that fraud division has been hard at work considering all the photo shoots, picture sales, etc she did while collecting benefits.

  15. Jen says:

    She may have paid to look like Angelina Jolie, but what she got was Kim Kardashian.

  16. Ellie66 says:

    Yikes! She is so creepy. She could do porn as Angelina……Womb Raider! Lol! :D

  17. Kim says:

    Angie is addressing the G8 Summit in London today on rape in war zones.Enough said. This chick is pathetic I pray for her 14 kids.

    • Green_Eyes says:

      Amen! In her wildest dreams she can never be Angie.. This woman is crazy! Her poor kids what is she teaching them!

    • Chelsea's handler says:

      Give me a break. If Ange is all that lets see her run for office. You’d hear the real dirt on her then.

      • Kim says:

        What real dirt? Angie has spoken about lesbian relationship, using drugs, cutting herself, collecting knives, spending weekend in psych ward,called homewrecker,kissed brother .Unless she is cannibal or murderer there is no real dirt

      • Chelsea's handler says:

        Why do you associate lesbianism with dirt?

      • Zoid says:

        Because you know a large amount of people would think it makes her ineligable. Like its dirt when a Senator is found out to be gay. She’s beat them to the punch by already talking about everything she’s done. And what exactly is your problem with Jolie? Now she has to run for office to prove how ‘great’ she is? She’s done more than enough impressive things.

      • doofus says:

        in all actuality, I think she can get more done as a “civilian”.

        and though she’s never really been one to hide her past, I don’t think she’d want to run for office as not only is YOUR life up for examination, but the lives of your spouse and children. I don’t think she’d want to do that to her family.

      • Hipocricy says:

        Wrong example : Bush anyone ?

        Poeple who run for office are NOT pure…Politics is one shady but NECESSARY job where you do dirty things too. You may even decide to assassinate people on false pretense or launch unacessary war, diminish social aids to finance wars.

        Politicians are courrageous but also professional liars with a keen inclination to propaganda, half truth when they want the people to adhere to their decision…

        Jolie is better where she is : as a philantropist. They actually are less damaged by politics and its compromises : they value life of the vulnerable, they help people. Politicians, help the big enterprises and their interests first and foremost, sacrifiying the most vulnerable people in the process.

  18. lama says:

    I cannot. Children who are adopted aren’t saved–they’re adopted. Just because they are adopted does not mean they were given better lives–it just means that they were given different lives.

    • Runs with Scissors says:

      I agree with Kim below who says she was probably referring to Jolie’s UN work and not her children, but at least in Zahara’s case, adopting her probably DID save her life.

      Sick of all the people name dropping the Jolie-Pitts to make a buck.

    • J7 says:

      Oh come on, ask that of a child who was living in squalor in a Romanian orphanage. Your comment is way off.

      • Shannon says:

        Or the thousands of little girls in China who would have been killed or left to die at birth if their parents didn’t know that foreign adopters would want them. Some still choose to go ahead and do that, but I’m sure the numbers would be higher if foreign adoptions were disallowed. Or the disabled kids everywhere around the world who are adopted by people who can pay for life-saving medical care. I’m pretty sure that’s a better life, not just different.

  19. Kim says:

    She may be referring to Angie’s UN work not her kids

  20. lucy2 says:

    CREEPY. I wish these tabloids would stop feeding this woman’s delusions.

  21. truthful says:

    I’ve never liked Octomom, she is crazy and creepy.

    This magazine just fired up more crazy and obsession with this chick.

    I knew her story would turn out just like it is.

  22. Dawn says:

    She looks more like Kim KrapTrashian than she does Angie. And on the brighter side I find her to be more honest that KrapTrashians too, so she has that going for her.

  23. Anais says:

    Actually to Octo’s credit, I think she did an incredible job replicating Angelina Jolie’s face. Their features side by side on that Life&Style cover are pretty spot on. Yes, Angelina is a beauty, but I do feel she is very hyped and praised more as a sexy go-to rather than based on actual evaluation and reason… There are so many beautiful women out there and perhaps seeing her creepy clone will inspire some to look outside that box for a new beauty idol.

  24. BorgQueen says:

    I thought when this pyscho first came on the scene she mentioned that AJ was her idol and that she thought of herself on the same level of AJ’s bc of the 14 kids. This bitch is finally getting her dream of being compared to AJ.

  25. dcypher1 says:

    How dare they try to compare octomom with aj. They are worlds apart. Aj is a beautiful a list rich movie star philanthropist. She just had surgury to make herself look like aj. Shes just a crazy lady who had too many kids on welfare.

  26. s says:

    offensive? really? AJ is just an actress, not the pope. It’s fine to impersonate her.

  27. annaloo. says:

    Delusional and hilarious. Then I think about her children, and I get really sad. :-(

  28. Alexa says:

    COME ON PEOPLE! I’d much rather watch Nadya Suleman earn oodles of money in the entertainment industry than have to witness the the Kardashians doing it. GET IT NADYA!

  29. Maggie says:

    Her leg looks better than Angie’s did.

  30. Annette says:

    Is the first one a painting or a photograph? Gah, how creepy. Gotta admit she looks kind of good in the Lara Croft one through.

  31. Ag says:

    I feel awful for her children. Do they have any adults in their life who are normal and care for them properly? Ugh.

  32. Amanda says:

    I didn’t realize that she used to look so different! I can’t believe this woman has denied in the past that she is trying to look like Angelina. It is SO obvious!

  33. JL says:

    When typing Octomom and Offensive in a sentence there is really no need for a question mark….

    Just go with offensive.

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  35. Bizzyb says:

    Well, I’m sure Angelina had the best laugh.

  36. Marianne says:

    Didn’t she once deny that she ever had plastic surgery?

    • Inconceivable! says:

      Octomom claims she has only had a breast REDUCTION at age 17. Even though there are obvious scars all over her body that indicate full body lift, butt implants, breast implants, labiaplasty, lip injections/implants, possible cheek implants, hair transplants for thinning hairline, laser tattoo removal for tattoos on her legs, and I could go on and on and on….

  37. Sam says:

    Weird and pathetic? Definitely!!! Offensive? I’m not so sure on that. I feel like that is a REALLY broad use of the term. What about all the people who dress up as Angelina Jolie for Halloween every year? (You know they do!) Is that offensive? Or just because she is a person of less than desirable character and this is public?

    Yeah, I find her obnoxious and completely unlikeable. I’m not defending her. Just saying let’s be careful with throwing around the word “offensive” so liberally because then when something is truly offensive, it will be a “boy who cried wolf” scenario.

  38. Belle Epoch says:

    “I’m a nanny”? No, you are the MOTHER.

    What a head case. Hate everything about her.

  39. bohemia says:

    I hate that she’s now praising a woman she once said she’s never heard of. Jolie is not gonna mind this. Everyone both gorgeous and not will be compared to her . Kim? Megan Fox? It won’t hurt her credibility. Not now or ever.

  40. Twez says:

    She is Photoshopped to hell and back in that first evening gown photo.

  41. derpy says:

    I can’t stand the fact that Kim Kardshian is famous or has a reality show… But I feel so bad for her here. She’s pregnant, not fat.

  42. lee says:

    I’m going to puke. Many people resemble Anjie, but there’s only one Anjie.
    Ocotoman is all plastic and nut case. Ugly and yuck. She wishes. Hah hah

  43. teri says:

    Angelina Jolie is like no other and makes the world better for so many thousands of people around the world. Octo can’t help herself let alone the children who live with her. I feel terrible for Octo, I pray that she and her children can live happy and healthy.

  44. mimi says:

    Maybe they share the same plastic surgeon?

    I always thought their lips and nose look kinda the same.

  45. Leah says:

    It’s odd, weird and pathetic but not offensive.

  46. Chad Barker says:

    Cause Chad from 2,000 presidential election dimpled, hanging, pregnant Chads votes wrote the early childhood education advancements and political books (kindergarten taught before reach age 2 is one of his parenting books) and his ex, who left him is Jolene (Jolie rhyme, my sister is named Angie). Brad and Chad and Chad’s down in a feeling Pitt. need 1 equality polygamist card to female ESP eyes and word of mouth guides the world more to get over the hurdle of a more men ruled society and greedy womanizing egos need knocked down. Oprah, Katie, MArtha Stewart, Barbara Walters, the Rachel MAddow and her partner, and total of 12. We’ve been having some trouble getting together. Her husbands books are worth way more than enough to support our family, if shit heads not in the way of publishing, the kindergarten before age 2 been 90% of what it is now since 2002.