So, as many of you know by now, The News Of The World caught Rubina Ali's father and uncle trying to sell her for $300,000 to reporters disguised as an Arab couple who wanted to adopt Rubina. I know all of you were shocked by the dad and the uncle doing this and I was as well, but I also think there is another side that needs to be considered.
According to the NOTW article, about 11 million kids are abandoned in India every year. Think about that. Year in and year out, 11 million kids are abandoned. When is the last time you heard about reporters going undercover to save one of those 11 million kids?
How is this any different from what Madonna is doing in Malawi? She is basically buying a child. Mercy has a father. David has a father. David's father gets paid or has received money. Do you think the price went up because it was Madonna adopting his child instead of a middle class couple from nowhere?
I want to make myself clear. I think that what her dad and uncle did is completely wrong. I hate it. She has a dad and step-mom and apparently a new apartment in which to live but which her dad says is too far from his home. His home by the way, which he complains about being too small and which is why he needs the money.
I guess what I am trying to get a handle on here is why this situation is any different from Madonna's adoption. We talk smack about her here, but if she does adopt Mercy, People or OK or US will put her photo on the cover and talk about the new addition to her family. They won't vilify the family in Malawi for taking the money or talk trash about them selling their daughter or grand daughter. Someone explain to me how we can put on one the cover of a magazine saying how good she is for taking Mercy or David out of poverty, and how Rubina's dad is awful for doing the same thing.