So funny it hurts


Since R had never heard of Gotcha day, I thought I’d also take the time, in honor of this week of being assaulted with adoption kool-aid I absolutely WASN’T looking for, I thought I’d share some pretty old and famous images that have kind of hit home why we adoptees feel so icky about this thing we’re supposed to love.

The caption reads "Adopt. You will receive more than you can ever give." (By The Indian Association for Promotion of Adoption and Child Welfare)
Here is one example of "Going Home Barbie" that the White Swan Hotel in China uses as a marketing tool in their part of the business that adoption has become.

I can’t remember the name of the graphic artist who was making t-shirts to sell, some of the proceeds going to help needy families.  But Louis Vuitton didn’t like her design, which showed – instead of a rich entitled privileged western woman carrying a third world baby while sporting a designer bag – a third world child carrying a chihuahua and a designer bag, turning the idea of commodity on its head.  Louis Vuitton claimed her campaign was a ruse for profit, and forced her to shut it down or be wiped out with a lawsuit.  So she had to pull the campaign and ask her friends to help with lawyer fees.

Well, I saved a copy of it and I’m not selling anything, so here it is.  Sue me, Louis.

The design was called "fashion victim" And I think instead of LV as the trademark fabric, it had FV...

Some people just can’t take a joke…

But Australian satirist Myles Barlow can!

And Tracey Ullman can!

And the piece de reistance!

Anyway, those might be new to you.  I think we need a lot more satire.  Like this:

(thanks, Myung-Sook for the introduction!)

But actually, the entitlement is so plainly gross it’s almost not necessary.  I think we need to satirize these selfish people whenever we get the chance.

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2 thoughts on “So funny it hurts

  1. I remember the Barbie doll and was a bit creeped out by it. I just don’t understand all this stuff.

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