Will the reasons to send Octomom death threats never end? The latest sting of controversy comes courtesy of the latest Octomom welfare scandal.
Nadya "Octomom" Suleman has applied for and been approved to receive food assistance benefits from the state of California. Her act has drawn the ire of the Internet in the form of mass death threats, the New York Daily News reports.
The mother of 14 (14!) is scheduled to get $2,000 per month in public assistance. The funds will be transferred directly into a debit card and may only be used to buy food.
The death threats came fast and furious after news broke of Suleman's latest activities.
"Die b--h. I'm not working for your f--ing kids," one commenter wrote on TMZ.
You can probably guess the content and form of most of the threats. They usually have the words "die," "I hope you," and various colorful expletives.
Suleman has responded that the anger should be directed towards those abusing public assistance and not her, TMZ reports.
The infamous Octomom says she only intends to receive the benefits for a month or two at the most.
This news is especially shocking (or not) since Suleman has stated publicly that she never wanted to go on public assistance. But she claims she was "becoming totally destitute," which forced her to seek government help.
And for those of you worried about Suleman's spending habits, under California law the single mom's account will be monitored to ensure she only uses her benefits to purchase food. No one wants her to get more in vitro.
Suleman could also face strict punishment if she strays from the spending restrictions.
In California, food stamp fraud can be a misdemeanor or felony depending on whether the benefits received are over $950 a month. Since Suleman is getting $2,000, fraud in her case could be a felony offense and possibly land her up to 3 years in prison, a $5,000 fine, or both.
For now, well likely hear a lot more Octomom death threats until she finally gets off of welfare.
- Octomom: Now On Welfare (TMZ)
- California Welfare and Institutions Code: Welfare Fraud (FindLaw)
- Welfare Fraud Stories (California Department of Social Services)