In an interview on Good Morning America, Nadya Suleman‘s publicist Joann Killeen proved something. Namely, that if you want someone to say something nice about you, you need to pay them.
Killeen appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday, and she had nothing but praise for the mother of 14.
“My client is a wonderful woman. She’s smart, she’s bright, she’s articulate, she’s well-educated and she has a wonderful sense of humor.”
Of course, Killeen might make some money out of this whole thing. Unlike Suleman’s parents, who reportedly had to file for bankruptcy because of they are raising the six kids that Suleman already had. Suleman’s own mother says she’s a little loopy. (I’m paraphrasing.)
The babies have been named but “we are not revealing that yet,” says Killeen. Killeen says that Nadya is “working professional”, which contradicts every other report that has been published so far. (Diane Sawyer doesn’t ask what that job is, which seems like a missed opportunity.) Sawyer’s first question is about whether or not Suleman has held the babies and, of course, is she breast-feeding yet? Sawyer also wonders how it can be that Suleman has no negative feelings about this whole experience, she’s just “happy and joyful for the miracle of life.” It’s not exactly a hard-hitting interview, but it’s not horrible. It’s definitely worth watching if you can manage to get through it without screaming at your computer screen.
In The Whittier Daily News, Suleman’s local newspaper, Killeen denies that Suleman is asking for $2 million for her first interview and wants it to be with Diane Sawyer or Oprah Winfrey. The exact quote actually isn’t exactly a denial: “That’s pure speculation.” That doesn’t mean it isn’t true.
Also from the local paper: the publicist “pointed out that the week-old babies are now the longest surviving octuplets in the world.” Meaning that most of the time, octuplets don’t survive. So transferring that many embryos is a good idea? (Thanks to Sheri for the correction.)
This is the key detail to take away from this story: Nadya Suleman “is now the mother of 10 boys and four girls younger than 8. All were born by in vitro fertilization.” She lives with her parents. What the hell?
Is it fair for us to judge Suleman? Or is everyone entitled to have as many babies as they want, regardless of the reason and method?