Jumping right in!
A bitch just heard an anchor on a morning news show tease a segment about who the “real father” of Michael Jackson’s children is.
And I’ve also heard some speculation over who the “real mother” of his youngest child is.
Well, this bitch finds that to be rather fucked up.
I’m not adopted.
I was not born through surrogacy.
But I do know plenty of people who are parents through adoption or surrogacy or some combination of those things or sperm/egg donation.
And those folks are the real parents of their children…they have all the legal rights of a parent to determine who should raise them if they die.
I’m fascinated that, in a world where plenty of groups promote adoption as an option and other groups promote surrogacy or egg/sperm donation, so few offer resistance to the assertion that surrogates or egg/sperm donors can jump up post mortem and assert parental rights.
And I’m more than a little disgusted that the frenzied speculation over Michael Jackson has taken this turn.
If Jackson failed to complete the legal requirements establishing parental rights then all this speculation is, I suppose, valid…even though he was the only parent these children have known regardless of the paperwork.
But, since no one is saying Jackson didn’t handle his bitness, all the segments claiming that his former dermatologist or some other person is the “real” father and wondering what that means and what impact that may have and all the frenzification over who the biological mother of his youngest child is…all that shit adds fuel to the fire of de-legitimizing adoptive and surrogate parents while insulting the hell out of them too.
There will be plenty of drama associated with the Michael Jackson estate for the press to feed upon without their having to stir the who-are-the-real-parents-and-will-they-sue-for-custody shit pot…