Madonna blasts ‘Malawian adoption’ criticsMarch 30th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna has blasted critics who have slammed her second Malawian adoption bid, insisting it is “none of their business.”
The 50-year-old is currently in Malawi to make 4-year-old Mercy James legally hers. James’ 18-year-old mother had died five days after giving birth to her.
However, the singer’s adoption plans have been hit by opposition from officials - as well as the girl’s family, reports Contactmusic.
Mercy’s grandmother, Lucy Chekechiwa, 61, says, “Why doesn’t this singer pick other children? It is stealing. I want to go to court, I won’t let her go.”
Also, British charity Save The Children has claimed that it is best for a child to remain in their homeland surrounded by their extended family.
Now, while Madonna and her 12-year-old daughter were strolling a plot of land in Chinkhota Village, the singer declared it felt “amazing” to be visiting the village where she would be helping so many youngsters in the future.
But when asked by a journalist for Britain’s ITV News if she could understand the reservations held by some over her adoption bid, she retorted, “No. It’s none of their business.” (ANI)
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