|From The Aryan Alternative #3|
The latest to join the parade will be Holly Madison, most famous for having dated Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner for seven years. According to the Daily Mail, the former Girl Next Door star and Playboy model has employed an agency, Hold My Hand, to help her with the long and difficult process of securing a child. The baby will likely be from either Africa or South Korea. There's no word on how Madison's reputed boyfriend, Pasquale Rotella, is involved or even how he feels about it.
Holly added that she decided to take the adoption route to parenthood because she's been too busy with her career these days to focus on having a baby of her own. That includes starring the last couple of years in her own reality spin-off, Holly's World, as well as appearing in a hit Vegas show and at various events.
Public Reaction: As expected, disapproval expressed on the Vanguard News Network Forum. But Madison's intent is also being questioned on a number of other forums, too. Most want to know why Holly Madison won't consider adopting an American child. Some blacks also question the value of allowing non-black parents to adopt black children. Too bad more whites don't question trans-racial adoptions.
Here's a list of the other five prominent white celebrities who have adopted black children during the past seven years (after the jump):
-- Angelina Jolie adopted a daughter, six-month-old Zahara Marley, from an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 6th, 2005. Zahara was born as Yemsrach on January 8th, 2005 in Awasa. However, her household is a regular United Nations as she also adopted a child from Cambodia and a child from Vietnam, in addition to her own biological children.
-- Madonna adopted two black children from Malawi, David Banda in 2006, and Chifundo "Mercy" James in 2009. To their credit, some Malawians, including the biological father James Kambewa, got their dander up, yielded to healthy nationalistic and racial instincts, and tried to prevent this from happening; it took a Malawi court decision to make the adoption of Mercy James happen.
-- Sandra Bullock announced the adoption 3 1/2-month-old Louis Bardo Bullock in April 2010. At least this kid is an American from New Orleans. Bullock and her then-husband Jesse James began looking for a child to adopt four years prior, and brought Louis home in January 2010. However, it became public news only after the breakup of her marriage to Jesse James, and because Jesse James had posed as Adolf Hitler while first dating Bullock, there was widespread speculation that Bullock publicized the adoption in order to make a political statement symbolically distancing herself from that act.
Some Blacks were skeptical of Bullock's motives; writer Lola Adesioye asked "Why do they want a black baby as opposed to a white one, when there are also white kids who are up for adoption?" And the online magazine Clutch, which is aimed at African-American women, asked its readers "Do you think Sandra Bullock is using her new black son to curtail the negative publicity on her husband's scandalous affairs? Or is Bullock like many adoptive mothers who simply want to give children in need a happy home?"
-- Charlize Theron, a white South African actress, adopted the six-month-old American-born "Baby Boy Jackson" in March 2012 after the dissolution of her nine-year relationship with actor Stuart Townsend in January 2010.
-- Jillian Michaels, the former trainer from America's Biggest Loser, adopted a Haitian girl named Lukensia from an orphanage in May 2012. Michaels is in a lesbian relationship with Heidi Rhoades.