Nadya Suleman went on a family and nanny outing to a park near her home yesterday. It was more of the same for Octomom, according to some of the paparazzi capturing the incident. The unmarried mother of 14 chatted on her cellphone, posed for the cameras, and handled her babies in a way that was clearly meant for the cameras. At one point she pulled a Britney and nearly dropped one of her newborns on a picnic blanket, her blue-tipped manicured hands scrambling to catch the infant before it hit the ground:
Los Angeles mother of 14 Nadya Suleman has been under scrutiny over her mothering skills and the exploitation of her children for the sake of her celebrity status. Her actions Wednesday afternoon did little to squash those suspicions and only furthered speculation that she is trying to be a celebrity first and a mother second. Suleman returned to her La Habra home with groceries and quickly handed the bags over to her children and two nannies to put away while she prepped for a family visit to the park. With a videographer close by to capture every moment for Suleman’s alleged reality show, the primped and manicured “OctoMom” lumbered down the street with her brood.
At the park, she spent much of her time chatting on her cell phone, fixing her hair and juggling her babies in a rather precarious and careless fashion. Suleman divided her time so she could bottle-feed, change diapers and show some love to each member of her expansive baby army before handing the kids off to her nannies, but there was a suspicious air of detachment and disinterest behind Suleman’s actions. With the camera rolling, it was hard to believe that her affection toward her little ones was genuine or just a great staged photo op. Is Suleman a misunderstood struggling mother under a media microscope or is she an exploitative fame seeker who only sees dollar signs and opportunity when she looks at her children?
[From BARM/Fame Pictures]
Maybe Gloria Allred is right and Suleman doesn’t care about the babies when the cameras aren’t around. All of those children are just a means for her to copy Angelina and achieve the fame and fortune she so desperately seeks. She’s got help, though, so at least she is surrounding herself with people who care about her children’s well being more than she does. I’ll definitely watch this show when it comes out. Suleman is predictable in her fame-seeking, truth-twisting, and narcissism, but she’s still interesting to watch. I’d also like to see how producers present her and if they attempt to make this much-hated woman into a sympathetic figure. They might not even try.
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