Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Madonna got the baby wearing the red string.

Culture: Now the father is angry about what he says is lies about him, wait till someone tells him the nice Chrisitan lady got his son going for Kabbalah.

The father of Madonna's adopted orphan has dismissed as a lie the singer's claim on TV that his wife and other children died of AIDS. Yohane Banda, 32, whose wife died aged 25 after giving birth to 13-month-old David, says he will now have to live with the stigma. The African peasant farmer also denied the superstar's allegation that he had never visited his son at the orphanage, to which he was entrusted at the age of two weeks.
In the TV interview, Madonna said David had been abandoned by his family. "No one from his extended family had visited him since he arrived," she told Oprah. But Mr Banda insisted this was also "a lie", adding: "I visited David many times, too many to count." The baby was also visited by his grandmother, while Mr Banda's brother, Profera, "saw him almost every day, sometimes twice a day". Despite his anger at the slurs, Mr Banda refused to blame Madonna and instead accused the orphanage of giving her "false information". However, an official at the Home of Hope Orphan Care Centre insisted: "We gave her no such information," and instead pointed the finger at Malawi's Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare. Meanwhile, although David has been in the UK for less than two weeks, Madonna has introduced him to her Kabbalah faith. The move is likely to upset Mr Banda, who was told his son was going to "a very nice Christian lady". Madonna took the toddler to the Friday night Shabat ceremony at the Central London Kabbalah Centre, and invited other children to "come and play with baby David". The boy even wore the Kabbalah red string bracelet, believed by followers to ward off evil spirits.
TMZ has the video.

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