Recently our Lost friend (that's me!) wrote a post about a local figure. In order to avoid getting the author and myself in trouble, the name of this figure will be kept quiet, so it doesn't seem like we're outing him. I am the daughter of said figure. I have been for all of my life, and for these years I have had to deal with my father's money, business ordeals, and making of local news. This is the first time that he has gone national, so now life is getting even MORE fun.
My father has been recently described as quite a few negative things. I believe my fellow family members are quite offended by this. I say believe because I am quite separated from my family. So separated that I found out about my brothers wedding date from a facebook post, received a request for an address to send an invite to this wedding via mass facebook message to about 40 people, and missed my brother's luncheon about an hour and a half ago because my family forgot to tell me about it until about 30 minutes before. Yes, this is my family.
My father is included in this distance. In fact, he is probably one of the reasons for it. My parents divorced when I was the young age of 2. I lived with my mom. I have no memory of living with my dad. Because of his business, I would be lucky to see him a few times a month when growing up. He knew little about me. For example, when I was a little girl, I wanted a pony. For my 8th birthday, he gave me a cow. Close, but not QUITE what I was hoping for.
I find it humorous that people are always trying to make it sound like I am my father. My father does something, so I also did it. People don't realize that my father's pay goes into HIS checking account, not mine (but if someone knows how to make it go into mine.. I wouldn't complain!). Therefore, every time my father makes the news, I get attention. And blamed. Which makes no sense, because often I don't agree with what my father did, said, or whatever pissed people off about him. Not that anyone would believe me if I told them because, since I came from his sperm, I'm AUTOMATICALLY a magic clone of him.
So here's the deal. I don't know about the background of these rumors of my father. I hadn't heard about any of this until you did, on the news. Actually, you may have heard it before me because I avoid news with my dad's name in it. Please remember, the children of any person in the public is a victim. Don't blame them. I should really create a 'Kids of Rich Dudes Anonymous' group... we could call it KORDA - sounds pretty bad ass doesn't it?
I don't know about my dad as a business man, or even a general person. I know about him as a father. I wish I could tell you more, but that would REALLY get me (and our Lost friend) in trouble. It's sorta humorous, mostly just bad. I may see him if I end up going to my brother's wedding reception (which I was graciously invited to) this evening. His fiancee is kinda a bitch, IMHO, so who knows! Either way, when I look my dad in the eye, I'll be thinking of the news about him, but won't mention it. That would get me in trouble too. At least one good thing has come from this. I've begun an anonymous memoir about my life as his daughter. I have found my muse (aka ranting) and am one step closer to getting published.
Having a famous last name is tough, and I applaud Miss X (hehe) for asking to use my blog as a place to vent. As, you know, I like pot-stirring, and if the producers of VH1 are reading this, we may have a "Millionaire's Kids" show in the works. If so, Miss X, if you need an agent... call me!
Do you think children of famous figures get a bad rap like above, or do most fall into the "like father, like son" category (like Nicole Richie)? Sound off below, and remember, you can comment anonymously...