Octomom's use of welfare- or "temporary assistance," as the mother of 14 put it- has gained mass negative attention, some in the form of death threats.
Octomom, also known as Nadya Suleman, says she was forced to accept help from the state of California in the form of $2,000 a month to feed her 14 children. Because her income is less than $119,000 a year she is able to receive help from the state, but it is making some people very angry.
"You're going to get yours," one irate caller told the mother, according to TMZ sources.
"Die b----. I'm not working for your f---ing kids, you're the one that wanted them," said another.
Although Suleman says she's received "zero help" since the birth of her octuplets in 2009 and that her use of food stamps is "just temporary," the deluge of threatening emails, letters, and phone calls has not stopped since the public found out that the currently unemployed mother is receiving government help.
"F--- you, you don't deserve-" started one infuriated caller before Suleman hung up, reported TMZ. They could have been referring to the tax dollars going to Suleman, which come from California, a state already struggling to maintain their finances.
Suleman has tried to save money where she can. All her children but one have been removed from private school, and she posed nude for Closer magazine, receiving just $8,000, she told CNN.
"I have to do what I have to do to take care of my family," she said at the time. "I'm not ashamed."
Despite her choice to undergo in vitro fertilization, leading to the birth of her many children, Octomom Nadya Suleman feels she isn't taking advantage of the system, and that those angry should "focus" on those who are.
"I'm sick and tired of [people] making my business, our business- their business," she told a TMZ cameraman at her home. She also said those upset should "focus on those who are taking advantage of the system."
Suleman has not called the police to address the death threats, according to reports.