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Did anyone see the Oprah on feral children?

Alright, I don't need all the answers saying how much you hate Oprah and don't watch her, just people that saw that episode.
It was appalling. Maybe I am naive, but I never knew issues like this exsisted in the US. And for the mother to only get days in jail. I can't seem to get it out of my head.


Asked by kboney29 at 1:50 PM on Mar. 5, 2009 in Entertainment

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  • I understand that there is not law for this, but something more than just child neglect applies here.
    There is a difference between leaving your child in the car when you run into the mall, than leaving them in a room for 10 years and making them mentally retarded.
    It really angers me!

    Answer by kboney29 at 2:18 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • No, but I live in Plant City and am appalled!!!! I hope I never run into this woman who apparently never served time in jail and still lives here!!!!! DISGUSTING!!!!!!

    Answer by Littlebit722 at 2:02 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • I saw that last half hour and it's sick and unfortunately it happens. Kudos to the couple that took her in as their own.

    Our justice system sucks.


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • OOOH!!! This just infuriates me!!!! I just read an article about this and I know the area this woman lives in. If it weren't against the law......well, we'll just leave it at that!

    Answer by Littlebit722 at 2:20 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • i missed it but it sounds like i'd be kinda pissed too

    Answer by jodi205 at 2:42 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • A mother left her dd confined in a room for almost 7 years. She never, ever interacted with her so the girl never developed. She is now mentally handicapped and has the brain of a one year old, she will never be fully functioning. She does not walk properly or speak or eat properly and just learned to use the bathroom.
    I looked into this further and their are actually over a dozen or so cases of this in the US. I am speechless.

    Answer by kboney29 at 2:46 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • i havent watched oprah in forever but read about that a few months ago,,, it is just sick, they should do to the moms what they did to the kids, put them in a room for the rest of their lives! sickos

    Answer by AmaliaD at 3:05 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Oprah makes me want to hurl!! But i must say she sometimes has a interesting topic on her show, too bad i never tune in to check her out! This one sounded fascinating! Also horrific for the poor child!! I cannot imagine not having interactions with my kids... sometimes i can't stop hugging and kissing my 17 month old !! Today she would not let me catch her to kiss her!!! Did this happen in Plant City FLA ? Maybe i can catch this episode on re-runs

    Answer by sweetheartpink at 4:14 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Yes, it happened in Plant City. I didn't even hear about it when it happened. I heard they kept it out of the press, if you can imagine that!

    Answer by Littlebit722 at 5:16 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • wow, I am clueless as to what a feral child is but will go research it to see what's up. Maybe I should get tv again. I seem to be missing a lot!

    Answer by admckenzie at 8:41 PM on Mar. 5, 2009