Sperm Bank Claims They Have Celebrity Look Alike Donors - Page 2
Scott Brown, communication manager of the California Cryobank said to NBC TODAY,
“It’s not that our donors look like celebrities, it’s that celebrities look like our donors,”
Oh! I see what he did there.... he is SO crafty!
You can also pick a young or older version of the celebrity too. Perhaps you would like a young Sean Connery as OO7, or the older more sophisticated Sean Connery. The choice is yours!
There are MANY stars as well as athletes listed in their data base. And let's not forget musicians and the less than famous celebs. You can pick from Eddie Van Halen to Jackass reality star Stev-O!
I kid you not, he is on the list.
Wow, seriously...if anyone picks the Steve-O look alike, I am afraid I just don't understand, unless he is a nuclear physicist.
So are there people out there opposed to this celebrity look alike baby daddy factory? YES.
Some snippets from NBC's TODAY,
The program has its share of critics, especially in the bioethics world. University of Albany professor Bonnie Steinbock bashed California Cryobank’s celebrity-match program on CNN, saying, “There’s something strange about a culture that has stratified rigid types of beauty where everyone looks alike; now they’re trying to create children through who the actor of the moment is.”
Not so, says Brown. While the process may seem superficial, it is actually extremely helpful in guiding prospective parents through a stressful and often confusing time, he asserts.
Some people would argue that it is superficial. But don't people have the right to choose which donor they want for whatever reason, since they are the ones paying for it? And what if it does help the client make their choice?
Take the opinion of a perspective Mom who was trying to pick a donor:
“I’m flipping through the catalog with a friend of mine, feeling like I was about to recruit a basketball team, because it was just all stats.” And while she whittled down her list, the Cryobank couldn’t show her a picture of the donor — but it could tell her one of her finalists resembled Freddie Prinze Jr.
“For me, that clinched it right then and there,” she said. “I’ve always found him attractive!”
Freddie Prinze Jr.? Really? That clinched it for her? To each their own.
So matching a face to a donor may actually make some clients feel more at ease about who they pick, or actually help them to decide who to pick. I hope people have the good sense to pick donors with good qualities, rather than picking a donor because they like Orlando Bloom.
But then again, this is the land of the SUPER DUPER superficial, so nothing would surprise me.
I wonder if Cryobank's business will be booming?Continued on the next page