On my way into Philly today, to take my daughter to her camp, I heard about an upcoming story on the NPR News Show, Tell Me More. The story focused on the new movie, Orphan, about a couple who lose a second baby (or a third) and decide to adopt. Unfortunately, the adopted child turns out to be Rosemary's Baby re-incarnated or maybe just Rosemary's granddaughter, I don't know. Anyway, the Tell Me More story discussed how the movie has struck a nerve because it sends a bad message about adoptees.
Seriously? It's a flippin' movie! Did women stop having babies after Rosemary's Baby?
I get so tired of people jumping on bandwagons and raging against the evil Hollywood machine without thinking it through first. People who want to adopt aren't going to see the movie and say, "Well, we were thinking of adoption, but then we saw this totally fabricated movie and realized our child would probably be the devil."
And, as for giving adoptees a bad name, do you really think that's going to happen? Are people that shallow? I can't imagine people suddenly looking at my son (who is from Guatemala) and believe that he is evil.
I wonder if stories that focus on this drivel help clear it up? Or do they encourage people to stand up and protest everything and anything without thinking?
Does every little thing need to be a discussion? Can't we just rifle through the facts: movie, made-up, from Hollywood, horror flick, and dismiss it? I am offended that these protesters do not believe that I can think critically for myself. Do they feel that I'm so shallow that I'm easily swayed by a character from a movie? Umm, I may just have answered my own question.