'Octomom' nickname a carnival attraction

'Octomom' nickname a carnival attraction

In an interview broadcast on Tuesday on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Suleman told Winfrey she never wanted more than six or seven children, “not double that.” Suleman already had six children when she gave birth to the octuplets — six boys and two girls — in January 2009. Suleman said she takes full responsibility for providing for her children, the oldest of which is 8. She called “octomom” a fictional character that “completely is the antithesis of who I am as a person.” “That’s exactly what octomom is, a carnival attraction.”Suleman was shown giving her babies baths, reading to them and feeding them. All eight babies sat at a special table together as they ate.

Suleman told Winfrey she would never participate in a reality television show. “That robs them of their childhood and I think it’s borderline abusive.”
Last June, Suleman’s lawyer said she had signed a deal to star in a reality television series to be filmed by a Netherlands-based company.
Suleman said she would do anything to secure enough money to care for her children without exploiting them.

“I have been ashamed of myself for going through certain, let’s say, media outlets to provide for my children,” Suleman said, adding “it has helped.”
“I feel guilty when I hold one or two that I can’t be there for the others, and they’re crying,” she said.
AP

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