by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, People.

snipshot_9g14pgnjicnt.jpgLiam Neeson has joined the growing list of stars questioning Madonna’s adoption of a Malawi boy last year. Earlier this week, it was Angelina Jolie laying down her concerns (of which she’s backed off slightly) and now Neeson is recalling a time when he too wanted to do the same thing, but withdrew. From the article,

He says, “I have a couple of views. I’m always arguing with my wife about it. It was something I considered when I was there (in Africa) but… I think about it from time to time, but to be honest with you, I have a lot of issues with it. With taking a child away from its parents if they were alive, its culture, its country. I’m slightly worried about the exotic content of it too. It’s like, I dunno, it’s a delicate issue.”

Neeson, who is also an United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ambassador, is heavily involved in charity organizations; from the ONE Campaign to Make Poverty History. His views seem to match a lot of the discussions people have had over Madonna’s adoption. If the boy’s father was not still alive (and potentially as involved in his life as appears) I do not believe there would be as much controversy. Still, I think it’s a positive step for this kid’s life regardless.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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