We all know that Parade Magazine (that insert you get with your Sunday paper) is a piece of fluff. But my blood was absolutely boiling yesterday when I read "Walter Scott's Personality Parade," which is where readers' questions about celebrities are answered.
In answer to a question about how many kids Steven Spielberg has, the answer mentioned his child with Amy Irving, Kate Capshaw's with Mr. Capshaw, and then the following:
"The pair have three kids of their own -- Sasha, 15, Sawyer, 13, and Destry, 8 -- plus Theo, 17, and Mikaela, 9, who were adopted."
Jeez, and all this time Theo and Mikaela have been walking around under the bizarre and absurd notion that they are the ACTUAL children of Steven and Kate! Stupid moronic kids! CLEARLY they are not the Spielberg's "own" children; they're just, you know, the two adopted ones. I'm certain Steven and Kate introduce their kids with, "This is Sasha, Sawyer and Destry--our own kids--and this is Theo and Mikaela--they're actually not our own."
I just wrote an email to
and clicked on "Email Walter Scott" politely asking that they amend the way in which they discuss adopted children to reflect a more modern/less neanderthal view that all children are their parents' "own" regardless of how they join the family.
I was polite in my email, but Ken at Popehat captured my feelings far more succinctly:
Screw You Parade Magazine