Free baby photo

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 30, 2009 12:32:11 June 30, 2009 12:32:11

By now you’ve likely seen this photo – Sarah Jessica Parker and Mr Dandy with their son James Wilke and their newborn twin girls…

Couple of weeks ago I mentioned that they’d probably sell the first pictures of Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick and Tabitha Hodge Broderick to some magazine. I was wrong. They did not sell.

Most media outlets, including this site, were sent a FREE usage jpeg of this image today by the photo agency. It means that SJP and Matthew Broderick likely paid for the photo session themselves and instructed that the picture be distributed at no cost so as to drive down the demand and, hopefully, the intrusion.

To me that’s a classy move.

What isn’t moving me however is the cheesy family portrait. As if everyone is expected to gaze adoringly at the babies. Not everyone finds babies adorable. I certainly don’t. Maybe it’s because I’m Chinese. This is now my favourite excuse ever.

When I’m late, or rude, or too tired, whenever I need to apologise, instead of saying sorry, what I will say from now on is:

It’s because I’m Chinese.

According to the Twihard book of racial sensitivity, this is an acceptable explanation.

Photo from Robin Layton / Getty Images

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