Nadya `Octo-Mom` Suleman Gives First Interview

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago

NBC News sits down with single California mom that just had 8 babies. Listen to her rationalizing everything.
There are 53 comments:
Female 212
Gn0m3 - If you had listened to the entire report, they stated that 2 of those embryos each split into identical twins.

Maybe if she lays of the lip collagen, she`d be able to afford her kids. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. If you can`t afford the kids you have, then don`t have more!!!!!!!!!!!

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Male 420
wait wait wait, she got implanted with 6 embryo`s but got 8 kids??? since when is that possible??
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Male 337
fertility problems?? wtf!
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Female 471
her lips are WEIRD
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Female 1,264
Did anyone else imagine an interview with a octopus-humanoid hybrid when they heard the word `Octo-Mom` or was that just me?

It was just me wasnt it.

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Male 2,388
i would say congratulations but you know she only did this to make it more likely that one of her kids would grow up to make it big in hollywood then who`s paying the bills huh hollywood kid is.
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Male 1,089
wow. y wood u do this. wut a selfish dipsh-it
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Female 299
I`m sorry what?

People don`t like the fact that she`s given birth to 8 kids at the same time, while having 6 more at home? Plus she`s single?

So f`ing what? It`s not as if she was going to abort some of them when she found out how many she was carrying. How would you choose between two of your kids who would live?

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Male 2,372
So what? She can have as many kids as she wants. There`s no law against it.

Good for her, I say.

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Female 2
guess no one is as sick of her crap as i
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Female 531
this woman is disgusting.
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Female 1,199
Does anyone else notice that she looks like Angelina Jolie? o___o I think it`s the lips... And the wanting to have multiple babies. xD

Honestly I kind of thought that she may have had those children before in hopes of getting money from the media. -.- And also I just have to say, I think it`s WRONG in this day of age to have so many children like that (unless you adopt), the world is so overpopulated right now...

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Female 385
I read in another article that her father is overseas to help make money to support his daughter`s children. Either way purposely bringing people into the world and not having the means to support in heinous. It`s not fair to her parents that they have to do so much to help her support her strange obsession.
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Female 778
someone should fix her. seriously. she may say she`ll never use welfare, but c`mon. who does she think she`s kidding?
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Female 85
They will all want to eat at the same time. All need to be changed at roughly the same time. How will she manage? When she means she`s giving the children herself, she means that she`s going to get rich enough by having them to hire full-time help. Then she`ll hold them for 45 minutes each a day.
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Female 738
Yikes.

I love how everyone`s attributing depression and being an only child as `contributing factors` to her wanting so many children.

She`ll soon figure out having 14 kids is not a way to fill a void in your life. That`s what boozing is for, and then we`re gonna have a whole other slew of problems.

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Female 1,231
I can`t imagine having that many kids. Hell, I can`t even imagine having one.

It`s good that she loves them, but what happens if they end up homeless because she can`t pay the bills?

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Male 62
LEEAAAAVE BRITTANY ALOOONEE!!!
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Female 77
jesus, lady.
get a cat.
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Male 10,440
Mabie if she didn`t go to the friggan media about it she wouldn`t get any death threats. What sick scum would do that?. Its her choice if she wants that many kids. Not a smart choice, but its her choice to make.
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Male 1,085
I bet her vajay jay has turned into a DOOR.
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Female 15,763
I can`t help but feel that if we investigated and peaked into every mother`s life with her children like this we would reach the same conclusion. You can`t judge if all you hear goes through the media filter. It`s like saying you hate Miley Cyrus. Really? You don`t know her. You probably just hate her music, not her.

We can all pick apart why psychologically she`s doing what she`s doing and what`s wrong with it, but can`t we do that to anyone?

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Female 4,028
Yeah, lady, being with them and accepting and loving them is really going to keep them alive...
Her pretentious attitude is f-cking irritating as well.
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Male 9,306
"I love my children unconditionally"

Yeahh let`s see how well THAT holds up if even one of her kids are gay. e_e

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Male 196
If she`s getting help from her family, they should make her tie her tubes. And if she goes on welfare we should be able to sue the fertility doctor for allowing this. He can help pay for those kids. Some people have to be protected from themselves.
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Male 17,512
This is getting dangerously socialistic.. If not communist. I hear "This is unreasonable" from the same sort of people that want no regulation of abortion and sex education in kindergarten.

Was she being irresponsible ? Yes, But it`s her life and right to do so.

How many people have the $250,000 in the bank to be able to care for one child till they are an adult ? Does this mean that only rich people should be allowed to have children ? And does anyone realize how draconian a regulation limiting having children would be ?

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Male 16
A lot of girls seem to get baby hungry to desire something to love and cuddle. 14 little things to cuddle is a bit extreme, and I`ll be really interested to see what happens when the 8 start teething at the same time. If she were my sister, expecting me to help her, I`d help her with the first six, but then I`d make her get fixed.
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Male 928
I don`t think anyone should give birth to more than two kids (they could adopt more than two, though). The current rate of population growth will probably be unsustainable in the next 50 years. What she`s doing is selfish even if she can afford it.
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Female 1,082
I respect the fact that she had the courage to be a single-mother in a society where that is frowned upon. However, I completely disrespect her for not thinking enough ahead of time to know how she was going to support these children. The fact that she has no money to support them and she knew she didn`t and she knew what she was getting herself into makes her selfish.
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Male 4,547
Let me put it another way.
Do you think everyone who has *protected* sex makes sure they have ~$40`000, "just in case" of the twins scenario?

Are they being unreasonable?

(Also, she may have been prepared for all 6 surviving, all we know is she was not prepared for two of them to turn into twins).

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Male 4,547
Yellow, further reading suggests that
1) Her family declared bankruptcy, she did not.
2) Her family are still well off, if not rich enough to have been prepared for 8.
3) Whilst they defaulted on one home loan due to falling house prices, they still have 2 remaining houses. This would seem to be the smaller of the two according to the grandfather.

With a fair collection of assets they may have been entitled to chapter 11 bankruptcy, especially if they own the business (I.e. they restructure their debt, they don`t sell their assets), instead of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

Again, I posit to you that it was more likely that you could have twins from a failed condom, than 8 from 6 embryos at her success rate.

Would you have this "irresponsibility" lecture for the couple unprepared for the twins?

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Male 1,086
She couldn`t have done this...later?
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Female 2,674
If she doesn`t want money, why did she ask for 2 million for interviews?
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Female 1,516
OH MY GOD! She looks just like me!!!
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Female 1,545
Baalthazaq, the problem isn`t that she has 14 kids. Big deal. My grandmother and grandfather come from families of 11 and 9 respectively.

The problem is that she currently has NO idea how to get through the next year until she gets her degree. She`s planning on mooching off people`s sympathy. That`s where her story is different than my great-grandparents`. They had a small clue on how they were going to support their kids.

I don`t care if the trends predicted only 1 embryo would survive. You gotta be prepared for all 6 surviving. That`s just plain and simple common sense.

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Male 4,547
However, I do actually have a complaint....

Pro-life or Pro-choice, this woman has a problem from both sides.
If she believes the typical Pro-Life argument (which is fine), that life begins at conception. She is effectively setting up 4/5ths of her children to die.

If she doesn`t, then why not remove several after the fertility treatment shows 8 results?

Either case shows her to be irresponsible except in the circumstance where she has a specific cut-off point(Quasi-independant heartbeat?) that falls after they can tell if it has worked.

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Female 327
She`s a selfish woman.
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Male 195
Unconventional lifestyle? "It wasnt my choice, but it just ended up that way." The men in her life had choices, but her poor children didnt.
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Male 4,547
PPS Octomom sounds like a superhero, with her sidekick squidboy! (Interestingly, between them they have enough arms for all kids and still get to keep a pair each!)
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Male 4,547
P.S. I saw that Chaitanya. ;)
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Male 14,330
Great the world dosen`t need more people and this ladies gonna use this to sponge off society. Get a clue you privates aren`t a clown car!!
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Male 438
I think the funny part is that she`s studying counselling... *ahem*....
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Male 4,547
Habbazoot:
She implanted 6, then got 1.
She then implanted 6, and got 1.
She then implanted 6, and got 2.
She then implanted 6, and got 1.
She then implanted 6, and got 1.
She then implanted 6, and got 8.

This is not counting failures. That`s why she implanted 6 to get 7. The idea that she should have been expecting to get 8 is silly, but she still shouldn`t have been taking that risk.

It seemed like each embryo only had a 1/5 chance of working, making the odds of 8 less than 1 in 3000. (You are more likely to have twins after a condom fails. Almost 10 times more likely in fact, is it still completely your fault for being unprepared?)

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Male 4,547
Ok, 5 pregnancies leading to 6 kids, then the final one led to 8 more. That`s fair enough for a surprise. Predictable, but not expected.

I know all you kids are doing the "Omg moar than 2!!!!!!!!", but when your grandmas were alive 5 was normal. Colbert was one of seven. Out of all my great grandparents (Italian, English, Iranian, Arab, they had 14, 9, 15, and 10, my grandma also had 9, no financial support other than my grandpa who owned a store. Her 9 kids now include 2 CEOs, 2 Upper Management, 1 Banker, 1 Computer Programmer, 1 Aircraft engineer, and 1 politician).

She seems like she`s going to actually care for the kids. She`s not on welfare. The father is not "out of the picture". She`s not bankrupt. The 8 kids wasn`t a sure thing.

And now no doubt many are back here after being wrong about pretty much every detail, to rationalize why you were right anyway. At least reevaluate for a drating second.

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Male 451
i wonder what she will drive now when she wants to go somewhere with the kids? a short bus?
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Female 193
What happens if her children get sick, or even worse, DIE? She won`t have the funds to treat them at the hospital or give them a proper burial.
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Female 855
All those kids should be taken away from her. Living off other people`s sympathy and pity (not to mention money) should be a jailable offense. Besides, how can anyone possibly take care of 14 children (food, shelter, clothing, mental,emotional support)? It doesn`t make sense.
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Male 451
she`s got some killer dsl`s
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Male 2,076
Without this story and the hudson river plane story, I feel like the media would be bankrupt.
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Female 340
agree with you habbazoot...things just don`t add up. I believe this is all to be in the public eye and get money from it cause that is what she needs.
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Female 1,545
Her plan doesn`t sound solid at ALL...and *expecting* her friends and family and even church to help her like that is incredibly immature.

But as long as she doesn`t end up a Welfare Queen, I guess I don`t care. Poor kids.

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Male 272
without the media she would be screwed.
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Male 19,854
Link: Nadya `Octo-Mom` Suleman Gives First Interview [Rate Link] - NBC News sits down with single California mom that just had 8 babies. Listen to her rationalizing everything.
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