“Mom did porn to buy son’s Christmas presents”
The story, as told by the New York Post:
A single mom has been more naughty than nice this year — but all in the spirit of Christmas.
Megan Clara spent the last year starring in porn movies so she could afford everything on her 5-year-old son Ashton’s Christmas list. The 20-year-old UK resident says she was devastated last holiday season when Ashton complained he didn’t have the same expensive presents as his friends. Making nearly $120 a week, she was only able to buy an Etch A Sketch, cuddly toys and new clothes
“Last Christmas I could barely scrape any money together, it was really tough and I couldn’t help but worry Ashton was going to be left out and disappointed” the mom from Portsmouth, England, told Caters News Agency.
After seeing an old friend “stripping off,” Clara got in touch with her friend’s photographer. The rest, she says, is history.
“My job’s amazing, I love being in front of the camera,” she said. “My idol is Katie Price, I thought if she can make money by glamor modeling it was worth me giving it a go too – I’m in awe of her.”
The young mom now gets paid $743 per scene and has spent almost $2,200 on her son this Christmas.
“Ashton has wanted a bike for over three years and I’ve finally been able to make his dream come true. It’s an amazing feeling. The only downside is that he now bribes me into buying him toys for being well-behaved,” she said.
The adult film star already received backlash about her chosen profession, but says that “some people are just jealous.”
“I know not everyone agrees with the adult film industry but I’m a great mum, why should it matter what my occupation is,” she said. “I love the excitement and get a rush. Plus it pays well too.”…“This year has been a complete roller coaster and a whirlwind, there’s been ups and downs but now I’ve learned to ignore what other people think.
Here’s what I think, whether Clara cares or not: There is so much wrong with this story that it qualified as a Christmas Kaboom, but my head, in the spirit of Christmas, didn’t want to explode all over the tree.
The headline is misleading, and incompetent. How does the Post know that Clara took to porn just to buy Christmas presents for little, spoiled, greedy Ashton? Because she said so? Journalists are supposed to use their judgment, ask question, and not blithely accept every whopper they encounter. Editors are obligated to make sure they do. The premise of the story is nonsensical on its face.
How about this headline?
Mother Blames Five-Year-Old Son For Forcing Her Into Porn
The woman won’t take responsibility for her own career choice, so she concocts a heroic tale of sacrifice for a gullible tabloid. How will Ashton feel when he’s older, encountering his mother doing god knows what while exposing her naughty bits on videos shown to him by his classmates, when he learns that she told the world that if it hadn’t been for his incessant mewling about how his friends had more presents than he did, she would have been an accountant or something?
She’s a foolish mother, and he’s a spoiled kid….assuming we can believe a thing in this report, which we can’t. Ashton should have been told that he understood neither Christmas nor gratitude, and punished by having his “Etch A Sketch, cuddly toys and new clothes” given to poor children who would appreciate them. What kind of single mother gets this kind of reaction when she has scraped and saved to make his Christmas as good as she can, and concludes, “Gee, I guess my only recourse is to become a porn actress”?
While the headline seduces us into admiring the mother’s love and sacrifice for her child, the story itself proves that no sacrifice was involved. She likes doing whatever she does on camera. She’s rolling in cash…so much that she’s using a lot of it to make sure Ashton grows up to be the entitled, money-grubbing jerk he promises to be. This was the part where she slipped up in her story, though, not that the gullible reporter noticed or cared. “Ashton has wanted a bike for over three years,” she said. He’s five. What 2-year-old wants a bicycle?
This heartwarming tale is mind-bendingly, Mobius strip hypocritical, if you think about it for a few seconds. The mother is initially represented as a courageous single mom, who humiliating herself doing degrading sex acts for public consumption, all so her poor child can have something, anything, to look forward to Christmas morning. Well, no. actually, he got enough presents for a normal, well-raised, properly grateful child—he just wanted more. So his loving mom, having no other options, swallowed her pride and dignity, suppressed her inhibitions and gag reflex, and…well wait, she says she loves porn. She’s getting lots of money…she loves the excitement and “gets a rush.” How dare anyone judge her and the adult film industry…that the Post’s headline represents in a negative light in order to paint Clara as a hero.