NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville father of 22 children by 14 women may now get a reality show because of a NewsChannel5 video that went viral on the internet. He hopes the money will help him pay his child support. Talk about an extended family. Orlando Shaw considers himself a Romeo and boasts of fathering 22 children by 14 women. “Do the ladies like you?” he’s asked. “The ladies love me. They don’t like me. They love me,” said Shaw when we first told his story last month.
NewsChannel5 first reported about Shaw’s appearance in juvenile court for a hearing on back child support. He owed thousands of dollars to the mothers of his children and the state of Tennessee. Each month, more than $7,500 in social services has been spent on Shaw’s 22 children. How does he explain so many kids? “I was just young and ambitious and I love women. Hey, you can’t knock no man for loving a woman,” said Shaw. NewsChannel5 posted part of the raw interview online and the story went viral. The video was picked up by network news programs around the world. Juvenile court Magistrate Scott Rosenberg handled the Shaw case and said the interest in Shaw’s case was not surprising. “Some of these things were so shocking that people had never heard before and didn’t realize these situations exist,” said Rosenberg.
Many people have wondered why Rosenberg couldn’t just order Shaw to have a vasectomy. “People have the right to have children and there’s no constitutional limit on the right to procreate,” said Rosenberg. Shaw could do it himself, but he said that was something he would resist. “Have you seen the movie War Horse? I’m a war horse and I don’t want to be cut down there and it won’t work the right way no more,” said Shaw. His own mother told him he’s had enough children, but said her son makes his own choices. “He is just messing with the girls and it happened,” said Yolanda Gayle Shaw.
I think this is the exact moment where American society officially jumped the shark. Fuck the Kardashians and Jersey Shore and Rebecca Black and Honey Boo-Boo, all of those things pale in comparison to Orlando Shaw the man who has 22 children with 14 women getting his own reality television show because he is basically George Costanza and doesn’t know how to physically open a condom wrapper. And you know what? I’m not even mad. I’d be a tremendous hypocrite if I got angry over this. I’m a blogger for christ sakes. I crop tits and ass all day and make a few jokes, to judge someone else for snaking the system would be wrong of me. So yeah Orlando Shaw, do you bro, you’re a War Horse, way to get paid for doing absolutely nothing besides being irresponsible and horny. Only in America.
I just imagine Orlando Shaw watching War Horse in the theaters and being like holy shit, that’s me, that horse is me, I’m that horse. Outrageous to give yourself that nickname