Don’t Pity Carla, Help Her


Comments here over the last few days have sparked some discussion of Ms. Carla Bruni.  I was surprised some people didn’t know who she is – nor of  her unfortunate physical deformity.

Carla Bruni is the First Lady of France. Before becoming President Nicolas Sarkozy‘s 3rd wife last year, Ms. Bruni was a supermodel, a singer, and an outspoken advocate for sexual freedom. She’s been quoted as saying, ” I’m monogamous from time to time, but I prefer polygamy and polyandry.” This 1993 photo of Madame Bruni recently sold for $91,000 US at Christie’s auction house in London and is now embroiled in a multi-million dollar copyright lawsuit.

Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the nude print has overshadowed a serious physical deformity in the Prime Minster’s wife: she suffers from intoeing, or, as we call it in America – being “pigeon-toed”.

There are three causes of intoeing in healthy children. They are metatarsus adductus, internal tibial torsion and excessive femoral anteversion.

Intoeing usually doesn’t cause serious problems but children with intoeing have trouble getting shoes that fit because of the curve of their feet. This fitting problem plus the fact other young children sometimes laugh at those who are pigeon-toed, often causes a lack of self-confidence in the intoed child.

Tax-deductible contributions to the “Carla Bruni Pigeon-Toe Fund” may be sent to:

Straight Toes Tomorrow!

Box 1807 Andrews Terrace

125 St. Paul Street

Rochester, New York 14604

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3 Responses to “Don’t Pity Carla, Help Her”

  1. Frank Paolo says:

    UPDATE: Up here on the 18th floor, we have a terrace – many pigeons visit. I was shocked to see pigeons ARE NOT pigeon-toed!

  2. Joseph Belle-Isle says:

    well if a pidgeon isn’t pidgeon toed Frank, what kind of toes do they have? Theye’d look awfull funny in Cowboy boots.

  3. amy stahl says:

    I have pigeon toes. What a cry baby.

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