Man, do I love The Onion. The first time I ever saw a video by them, I was gullible enough to think I was watching a real news story! I thought this particular clip would be appropriate for the blog. Celebrities have undoubtedly been trendsetters when it comes to transracial and transnational adoption. Brangelina, Meg Ryan, Katherine Heigl, Sandra Bullock, Madonna.. Oh, and let's not forget Jillian Michaels who plans to adopt in order to not ruin her body. Please. I cannot pass judgement on all these people, but I'd like to see just one of them step up as an informed adoptive parent. I sincerely hope that adoptive parents, especially in this day and age, take the time to examine what they are doing and what it means. In college and beyond, I've sometimes heard peers nonchalantly say they'll 'just adopt an Asian baby' someday. I feel as though the spotlight that celebs have put on adoption normalizes it to the point where people don't give it a second thought. They don't stop to ask why children in other countries are up for transnational adoption in the first place. Or, worse, perhaps they assume that these children are being saved from some uncivilized, 'third world' country. What a hurtful notion. I like living in the United States, but I would never herald it as superior to Korea.
Anyways, hope the clip was enjoyed. I know this isn't everyone's kind of humor, but I just had to share. Kind of makes me feel bad for Jennifer Aniston, though!