Do celebrities make lousy parents?
Famous people should not be allowed to have kids. At least, that’s the idea being advanced over at msnbc.com, where celebrities are knocked for everything from wrecking their kids soccer games by virtue of their attendance (Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes) to dangling their babies from balconies (Michael Jackson). Between their inexplicable need to choose, ahem, odd baby names — Audio Science anyone? — to their even more inexplicable need to self-exploit via reality television, celebrities and their families have captivated the public in recent memory. So much so, in fact, the author notes that "the hot celebrity accessory this season is the child — domestic or imported."
It’s only a matter of time before even Paris Hilton hops on this trend, ordering blond-hair extensions for her mini mirror image. Here’s hoping Paris Jr. isn’t as easily misplaced as Tinkerbell.
Other offenses making the list of reasons why celebrities should be forbidden from having kids include their "innate inability to distinguish between healthy parent-child communication and ‘Glengarry Glen Ross," a nod to Alec Baldwin, and "Amicable divorces are even creepier than those that go to DEFCON 1," in reference to the Demi Moore–Ashton Kutcher–Bruce Willis love-fest.
Thanks to CBB reader Maya.
What do you think? Please note that the article is tongue-in-cheek!