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.
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.
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.