If you are someone who thinks that being a parent is rough, or someone who's having issues with the mother/father of your children, then just breath deep for a second and be thankful that you are not in the same situation as Desmond Hatchett! This 33 year old Tennessee man has 30 children by over 11 different women. In case you are wondering, this is not a typo, this 33 year old man actually has 30 children by over 11 different women.
The craziest part of this story is that in 2009, he only had 21 kids and stated that he was going to stop having kids after many of the mothers of his children took him to court for child support. Speaking of child support, since he only makes minimum wage, the women get very little each month. One of the mothers only gets $1.50 a month. Now just take a second to do a little bit of math. Hatchett had 21 kids by 11 different women in 2009, but now has 30 kids in 2012. That's 9 children in 3 years! You would think that he should of at least learned how to put a condom on. Hell, I know some guys who would just go ahead and get the vasectomy after the 5th child! I do understand how some people, especially women, would say how this man is irresponsible for not only having children with all of these women, but also for only working one minimum wage job to support them. Now I do agree that Hatchett is irresponsible for his actions. But I have just a few questions. Who are the women who actually had children by this man? Who are the senseless women wanting to give birth to babies 22-30? Just three years ago, Hatchett was on the news and all over Youtube for having 21 children. This guy now has 30 children by over 11 different women. That is 9 additional children he cannot take care of. Which of these women were lonely enough, and willing to have baby number 3 out of 9 (or maybe even 4 or 5 out of 9) by this guy, when they already knew he wasn't going to put a ring on their finger? Did any of them know what the hell birth control was, at the time? Why didn't any of them have enough sense to not have sex with this man, who then had 21 kids, without making him put a condom on first? There is only one more question that I cannot figure out. That question is: How did he do it? I know guys who work minimum wage jobs, and say that they constantly lose out to the men with more money at the clubs. I know men with children who complain that most women are reluctant to date them once they find out about them being single fathers. So, will someone please tell me, how a man who makes minimum wage, and has 21 children, managed to either convince the current "baby momma's" to sleep with him again, or get new females to sleep with him. Maybe Desmond Hatchett should write a dating advice book and call it "Desmond Hatchett: How To Get Laid, Even Though You Ain't Sh*T!"
The saddest thing about this story is the fact that the children themselves are going to have rough lives. Some of the mothers are still trying to collect child support even though they may get as little as $1.49 a month, just like one of the other mothers. Why would this man continue to bring children into this world knowing that he cannot take care of them? Why do these women continue to have unprotected sex with a man who cannot take care of his children? My guess is that he is probably a drug dealer who does have a little bit of money and just has the minimum wage job as a cover. A drug dealer who chooses not to take care of his children; thus, forcing the mothers to take him to court for child support, that is next to nothing. Of course, that is just a personal theory of mines and really should not be taken as a true statement. But if that isn't the case, why would the women bring about the inevitable by sleeping with this man unprotected?
Many people have been talking about how Hatchett should be punished. Most women have been going so far as to say that someone should "Cut that thang off!" Maybe that's too harsh. I'm a man, so of course I think that statement is too harsh. The government can't legally prohibit him from having more children, so whats stopping him from having unprotected sex and getting another woman pregnant? He might not be forced to do this by law, but someone should really encourage him to get a vasectomy before he makes baby number 31 or maybe he should just learn how to WRAP IT UP! I don't know about the people reading this, but just hearing about this story makes me want to go invest in a full crate of condoms! If there is a lesson to be learned from this, it is one should be responsible about who they sleep with, and practice safe sex. Unless of course, you are trying to go for this guy's title, which is utterly "damn irresponsible."
Contributor: Chris Mobley