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Is Rosie using her own Child???

post #1 of 26
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To try to make a point? If so, that is awful.

I just saw this and really don't know anything about it other than the picture.

http://www.rosie.com/blog/2007/06/26...housand-posts/
post #2 of 26
That is just a very disturbing pic. How could someone make their child pose like that?
post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by adymarie View Post
That is just a very disturbing pic. How could someone make their child pose like that?


I am all for making a point, but without some kind of statement to go with it, she doesn't convey any idea what (i think) she may have meant to convey with it.
post #4 of 26
It's hard to comment on a photo when you don't know the context. There's a photo of a boy in a camouflage T-shirt in her Flickr account, too, along with lots of animals, and photos of the same kids in civvies. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosie/show/
post #5 of 26
Who knows what agenda she is about to launch into a tirade about now....
post #6 of 26
For all we know, the kid was playing dressup with her or big brothers' toys and her mom snapped a photo. There's about a million pictures of my little brother playing with swords, guns and ninja turtle sythes. They weren't taken to make any statements. The fact that Rosie hasn't made any comment with the picture sort of leaves a lot up in the air.....

If she HAD made some sort of comment or if we knew for a fact that she had dressed and posed Vivi, then it might be more a case of "using" her daughter to make a statement, but at this point, it's just one of many photos of that kid on her site. It's not really all that interesting to me either way, but if it provokes discussion I guess it's having some impact on other people....
post #7 of 26
Yes, it is on purpose, and to make a point. Watch the video. It's a bunch of snapshots of the girl looking happy in princess/ballerina etc outfits. Then the screen goes black and says "this year... a soldier" and then the shell-shocked pictures of the girl, and then it fades to black again and says "Peace out".

It is propaganda.
post #8 of 26
I guess I am one of those that isn't bothered by this...The image is eerie and invokes feelings but none full of animosity towards Rosie right away.

We may know her intentions but we don't know the context.

Having an outspoken and cause-driven daughter myself, the daughter may agree with items she has heard within their family. It may have even been the daughter that suggested it. We don't know.

I know of some serious other ways children are really being exploited and I can't necessarily agree that this is what Rosie has done here.
post #9 of 26
It's difficult to tell right away what the purpose of the photo is for without digging a little deeper.

However, maybe I'm just numb from all this war and violence, but it some ways I find that photo very poetic.
post #10 of 26
What amazes me is that certain members here who continually harp on about `libs' who do nothing but bash - Bush, religion, you name it - are the ones who continually start threads bashing Libs as much as possible.
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
What amazes me is that certain members here who continually harp on about `libs' who do nothing but bash - Bush, religion, you name it - are the ones who continually start threads bashing Libs as much as possible.
Wouldn't that be called "equal opportunity bashing"? I don't do it much here but I have no problem bashing politicians (nothing more than criminals) and/or celebrities no matter whether they are a conservative or liberal. I find them all useless.
post #12 of 26
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"equal opportunity bashing"? I don't do it I have no problem bashing politicians (nothing more than criminals) and/or celebrities no matter whether they are a conservative or liberal. I find them all useless.

i can agree with that.
and, err, what am i supposed to be looking at?
whats wrong with the pic?
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
i can agree with that.
and, err, what am i supposed to be looking at?
whats wrong with the pic?
At least it's not a pic of Rosie.

She's probably trying to make a point about children and war or something. I make it a habit to not pay any attention to her.
post #14 of 26
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Wouldn't that be called "equal opportunity bashing"?
Lol! Yes, probably. I don't have a problem with it either - except for those people who stand up and righteously pronounce judgement on others for doing it, and then turn around and do it over and over and OVER themselves.
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post
At least it's not a pic of Rosie.
You know, I didn't ever like her public persona, even when she wasn't being a steaming bowl of crazy. She's just... not put together ? I can't explain it.

My distaste for her in general is deciding my opinion on this. That and I don't like the idea of publicly posting pictures of children in high-traffic websites.
post #16 of 26
My brother would agree with you on that one. I posted a picture of his little girl here once and he politely but firmly asked me to take it down. I guess when you prosecute paedophiles for a living things never seem as innocent again.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
My brother would agree with you on that one. I posted a picture of his little girl here once and he politely but firmly asked me to take it down. I guess when you prosecute paedophiles for a living things never seem as innocent again.
That's exactly why I have a problem with it. If you look at the pro-pedophile websites (yes, sadly, they do exist) they're all pictures of children just like the ones Rosie posted of her own children. It is all about the intent, but you have no idea what will happen to a picture once you put it on the net.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
My brother would agree with you on that one. I posted a picture of his little girl here once and he politely but firmly asked me to take it down. I guess when you prosecute paedophiles for a living things never seem as innocent again.

I wanted to mention this but usually people like your brother (and I) who have worked in the system do feel both righteous and a little paranoid when voicing concern on the topic..Having worked in the system, you would not believe (and I don't make it a habit of re-iterating) the things encountered.

To be honest, I can't look at a department store flyer in any normal fashion either...

Most people can't even imagine...
post #19 of 26
It just looks like a magazine shot to me
post #20 of 26
She must have removed the picture, because I don't see it.
post #21 of 26
Its still there in the collage of pictures now posted. She has the bullet belt (is that what its called) hidden. Its in the upper left hand corner.
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post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Really? That much fuss? Wow! Rosie really knows how to make the media work. I thought it was great, nice sentiment

My Da was a hippy and never allowed me to play with warlike toys or guns, this just made me want them more (I'm a pretty good shot!) though I have a cousin who shot himself and two serving time for murder so go figure
post #24 of 26
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My Da was a hippy and never allowed me to play with warlike toys or guns, this just made me want them more (I'm a pretty good shot!) though I have a cousin who shot himself and two serving time for murder so go figure
Mine too-- I was allowed those neon-colored water guns but other than that, no. Not that I really cared I was too worried about not being allowed to have a Barbie dream house

My dad had some antique or heirloom weapons and I remember seeing the swords from WWI once, but supposedly there were two guns in the house and in 22 years I have never seen them. Well hidden, those.
post #25 of 26
You can't tell anything by looking at a picture.

You need to know the details behind the picture such as did she purposefully dress up ViVi like that to take her picture so that she could post it on her blog with a statement about war etc.

Now if she had done that, then yes, I would say she is using her child to make a political statement.

However, according to what I've been reading that is not what happened. So IMHO she's not using her child. She simply posted a picture of her on her blog playing "soldier". This isn't the first picture she's posted on her blog of her kids. There are dozens and dozens of pictures of her kids and wife on her website. If that had been a picture of her with a barbie doll, no one would have batted an eye.

It just so happens that people consider Rosie contraversial and choose to read all kinds of things into everything that she does
post #26 of 26
I didn't really have an opinion on this until last night, when I heard that Rosie changed her explanation of it.

First, she called it "art" and said "art never hurt anyone". Now she says Vivi was just playing dress-up. You know, after there was a big flap made about the pic.
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