Thursday, July 23, 2009

Little "Orphan" Outrage

Posted By on July 23, 2009, 7:07 AM

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It's been a while since we've had a well-intentioned but thoroughly wrong-headed statement of protest against a movie. But your wait is over! ---

Author and activist Kim Michele Richardson is among the adoption advocates laying into Warner Bros. for it's upcoming release Orphan, in which a couple makes the mistake of bringing home a creepy kid. Richardson -- whose recent memoir The Unbreakable Child described her experience being abused by caretakers when she was in an orphanage -- states that "Warner Bros. [is] making 'orphan' the dirtiest word in the lexicon," and calls the film's tag line ("There's Something Wrong With Esther") "demeaning."

Congratulations on drawing attention to a movie otherwise likely to have been ignored and forgotten before Labor Day. And also on using your tragic personal situation to make "orphanage" a dirty word.

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