Fox Asks “Who’s Your Daddy?”
Just when I think I don’t have time for blogging . . . along comes the defender of red state America with “Who’s Your Daddy?” – a reality television show featuring “a young woman, adopted at birth, and her biological father” who are reunited before a live national audience.
Sounds innocent enough, “but wait, there’s a twist . . .” Before meeting her dad, “the young woman will be presented with eight men, all claiming to be her father (no comments about her biological mother now), and she must determine which one really is.” Even better, “there is $100,000 at stake!” (How this fits in is a bit vague.)
Rumor has it that this show is sponsored by Saks Newborn Nursery Adoption Centers and Adoption.com’s Adoption DNA testing (no cheating now). Loosing contestants will receive an “adoption fine art reprint” of the legitimate illegitimate contestant with her REAL father.
Thank the adoption gods for Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, who has turned his ire from the Adopt-a-Highway program to this unbelievable show.
According to Pertman, “the very idea [behind the show] is perverse and offensive. By turning adoption reunions into a game show, “Who’s Your Daddy?” takes an intensely personal and complex situation – and an increasingly commonplace one – and transforms it into a voyeuristic display.”
Now if only those dolls could speak and tell us who their REAL daddies are. Is that adoption music I hear playing in the background . . .