So last night I got my latest issue of People magazine, as in the kind with pages that you flip through while sitting on the toilet. TMI? Too bad.
I didn’t have to even go far till I found something that made me gasp slightly. On page 6, underneath the letters to the editor lamenting the shocking downfall of Katy Perry and John Mayer’s romance, was an update on the Johnston family, who were featured in the mag in August. You see, the Johnston parents are dwarves, and they have five children, also dwarves, three of whom are adopted. Quite touching.
Now, what made me gasp is not even that they are getting their own tv show, which they are. I mean, we live in a world where TLC exists. But what shocks me is that this show will NOT be on TLC . . . it will be on Oprah’s network OWN.
And the other gasp-worthy element is the name of the show. 7 Little Johnstons. REALLY??? All I could think of was those t-shirts that all my male high school classmates wore in the 1990s that positively traumatized flat-chested me.
Way to empower people Oprah!