Just a few days after claiming he didn’t know Madonna would gain permanent custody of his child, Yohane Banda, the father of the 13-month-old Malawian boy Madonna wants to adopt, says he’s scared Madonna will back out of the adoption because of all the negative press. He says:
“I am afraid Madonna may get angry and frustrated and decide to dump my son because of these people. These so-called human rights activists are harassing me every day, threatening me that I am not aware of what I am doing. I’m afraid David may be sent back and the orphanage may not even accept him back. So where will he end up? Here? He will certainly die.”
And regarding his previous statements about not meaning to give Madonna permanent custody he says:
“I was telling these rights groups that I wasn’t selling my son. I said I wouldn’t … sell my son for anything but I had agreed with Madonna before a judge so my comments were taken out of context and I hope Madonna is not angry.”
I was hoping the first pictures of Madonna’s new family would be of her and her two kids and in the background would be David chained to the radiator eating out of a dog bowl. But no, she’s actually treating the adopted kid with dignity and respect. And now that she has the approval of the father it makes it imposisble to hate what she’s done. Although the father is so completely confused about everything I think with enough coaxing we could get him to admit the kid isn’t even his and then confess to staging the moon landing in his basement studio.