Some People Just Don’t Learn

Well it seems that even with all the media coverage surrounding Jon, Kate, their eight children, and their extra-marital affairs, some people just don’t learn that using your children for profit just isn’t a good idea. I was really kind of on the side of Nadya Suleman, aka “OctoMom” even though she was clearly a woman who was suffering from mental disability. But I thought that what she did was her business and that people were crossing the line between disagreeing with her and being downright nasty and dramatic. However, now she has now crossed the line and has found someone who not only wants to make a reality show based on her life with her many, many, many children but also someone who has agreed to ghostwrite a book for her. From People,

“Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets born Jan. 26, has inked a deal with the British production company Eyeworks, which plans to begin filming a reality TV series based on the controversial single mother and her 14 children.

“I’m really excited about moving forward with this,” Suleman tells PEOPLE.

Suleman’s attorney Jeff Czech calls the series a “quasi-reality” show, explaining that instead of having a dozen cameramen tromping around her house 24 hours a day, film crews will only document select milestones, such as birthdays and other special events.

“Nadya knows she has to do something,” says Czech. “But she doesn’t want the constant filming because she feels that would be taking advantage of her kids. She’s trying to find the middle ground and feels this approach will work best.”

At this time, Eyeworks has yet to sell Suleman’s proposed shows to any TV networks in the U.S., and is currently planning on airing her programs on British TV, then bringing the shows to America. Czech also insists that his client doesn’t want her series to resemble Jon and Kate Gosselin’s show.

“She’s been watching them a bit lately and thinks it’s boring,” says Czech.

This week Suleman also finalized a deal with ghostwriter Wendy Lee – who recently wrote Life with My Sister Madonna with Christopher Ciccone – to pen her autobiography.

“Of all her projects, this is the one she’s most excited about,” says Czech. “She’s really looking forward to telling her story and speaking out about how she was raised, how her children are feeling, what they are asking about and things about the donor dad.”

She does state that she will not ‘cross the line’ between exploiting her children and making a quick buck but let’s face it – in the end, she’s just making a quick bucks. Or a quick few bucks. When is someone going to step in and stop perpetuating this kind of thing? I can see how with Jon and Kate, things got out of control too quickly and no one could have foreseen this happening. But even if she says that the show is not going to resemble Jon and Kate, you still have a show with a crazy mom who has a lot of kids. Sure, minus the cheating husband but it’s still basically the same deal. And she’s doing this in the midst of the Gosselin family falling apart.

There are lessons to be learned through watching the Gosselins fall apart on national television and the lesson is that this type of thing is not good for the children. I don’t care if you’re filming potty training or their 1st birthday. It’s not good for them. Period. If you want to write a book about it and your own personal experiences, fine. It would be better to leave it at a time when you don’t have 8 newborns plus all of your other children to care for but as I said, the woman is mentally unstable. The producers of this show however are not and I’m disgusted that people would even consider it after seeing the negative consequences.

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