Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Octomom's Car Vandalized // Death Threat Left... Over Food Stamps

I wrote early this month about news that Nadya Suleman (AKA "Octomom") receiving $2,000 in food stamps for her kids. That same article talked about how she began receiving phone-based death threats after the initial story was made. This isn't to say that she wasn't working. She just wasn't earning enough right now to support her 14 children and keep a house over their heads.

I read early today on TMZ that the death threats against Suleman jumped from stupid phone harassment to actual vandalism and written death threats(!):
Nadya Suleman tells TMZ, she heard several strange noises outside her house early Saturday morning -- but brushed them off and went back to sleep. When she got out of bed at 9am, Nadya says her neighbors were at her door ... and informed her that her car window had been broken.

Whoever vandalized the car knew who his/her victim was too -- because the criminal left behind a handwritten note, reading, "Leave California or you will die."
I made the mistake of reading some of the comments in that article. More than a couple people have already accused Suleman of vandalizing her own car in an attempt at sympathy.

What is this world coming to? Death threats because somebody sought government assistance after three years of struggling to financially support one's children? Even the Duggars rely on the kindness of strangers to make raising a family work. I can't recall hearing of any death threats focused on that family.

I understand that people are upset that Suleman is a single mom who brought way too many kids into the world. But it's never cool to threaten another person's life. Let her receive the food assistance needed to feed her kids while she regroups and creates a new financial plan for her family. But the threats against Suleman and her property need to stop!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"people are already accusing Suleman of vandalizing her own car"

It DOES look a little fishy:

"But La Habra police didn't find out about the alleged death threat until Tuesday after media started calling the station. The handwritten note which says: "Leave California or you will die" appeared in TMZ, a celebrity news site.

Officers went back to Madonna Lane on Tuesday with a copy of the note they saw from the TMZ site, according to Sgt. Jeff Baylos.

Police don't have the note.

"We asked for it. She said she didn't have it," Baylos said"

http://www.sgvtribune.com/crime/ci_20366570/police-checking-death-threat-vandalism-octomoms-minivan?source=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

I sure don't begrudge this family food stamps. Those poor kids have years of crazy to overcome, lets not add malnourishment to their challenges.

That said, the Octomom just returned from a cross country media blitz to boo hoo about her desperate financial situation, specifically distancing herself from the "many, many people who, unfortunately, abuse the system"

Not her!

Right. The Octomom, who hasn't had a J.O.B. since 1999 yet lives in a half a million dollar OC home, with flat screen TV's in every room, 5 kids in private school, and an 8K Christmas budget dares to claim that her needs are greater, and MORE AUTHENTIC than MANY, MANY American's merely claiming to have hard times.

Yuck.

Jon said...

She certainly hasn't had a typical 9-5 job, but she's had paying gigs: some modeling, paid interviews, MMA fighting, etc. Her problem is that she's too infamous to do the job she trained in (social work, IIRC) and even if she could work a typical job she'd still have trouble bringing home enough to pay her mortgage and support her 14 kids.