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The Fabulous Bizarre Gay Couple Raising A Doll Named Digby As Their Actual Child

The story of Mark Kirby and A.J. Sapolnick raising a doll — Digby– as their son has to be a joke, right? The trio travels the world together, and there are photo albums (including a baby book) to prove it. The couple found Digby in Paris, at a flea market, where he was covered in grime. But don’t ever call him a doll.

That’s a “four letter word,” exclaim the New York couple. “It wasn’t our intention to have a toy,” says Kirby. “Our intention was to create a family, and Digby was going to be part of our family.” Even if he doesn’t talk back? Cry? Date? Age? Apparently.

Digby has seen the pyramids, had a bar mitzvah at age 13, and wears bespoke clothing (often to match what his two daddies are wearing). Raised by a couple of 26 years — who, The Daily concludes, live in a fabulous NYC circle of “opera openings, art shows, and Mayor Bloomberg’s annual Gay Pride barbecue” — the toy is Mark and A.J.’s answer to what they saw around them some twenty years ago: all their straight friends having children. They wanted in, but they didn’t want to change their lifestyles.

They didn’t want him to leave for college either, it seems.

This is either the way I want to raise my children, or some bizarre case study about why gays shouldn’t raise children. I can’t decide.

On:           Mar 17, 2011
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    • niles

      Bizarre and more than slightly creepy.

      Mar 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Comixbear

      I hear that this is the lost plot to the last Child’s Play movie.

      Mar 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville

      Even Sebastian Flyte (Brideshead Revisited) left his teddy bear Aloysius behind running away from his over-bearing mother and religion (Catholic).

      These two are just bizarre — but its their money and their lives, doing no harm, so what’s the BFD?

      Mar 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adonis-of-Fire

      Ridiculous, and why do gay MEN want to raise a baby? That’s more like needy and stupid straight women. It’s not normal for men to want a baby, the only way a man could truly want a baby is if his testosterone levels are ridiculously low, or if he has two sets of genitals; a cooch and a vaj

      Mar 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul F

      Reminds me of something told to me years ago. If you’re rich and do things like this, you’re eccentric. If you’re a poor schmuck and do the exact same thing, you’re labled a nut job. Just sayin’

      Mar 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      I wonder if child protective services has ever taken a doll out of an unfit household.

      Mar 17, 2011 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • deferr

      dear editor, please learn the difference between basic words in the english language.


      “Don’t Call This Gay Couple’s Son A Doll. But That’s Why Digby Is”

      Mar 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TJ

      Actual true story from about thirty years ago: When I was in college, I was a cook in a restaurant to make tuition. My head chef and his wife worked together there, and always arranged to have their days off together for their daughter Debbie. (name changed by me) “We took Debbie to the zoo yesterday.” or when they went on vacation to Vegas, “I borrowed some money from Debbie’s college fund, now I have to pay it back…”

      You guessed it; I walked back into the storeroom one day and there was a doll sleeping in an empty box with pillows in it. That was Debbie. Later, they showed me pictures of Debbie in the park, Debbie climbing a tree, etc. People would give Debbie clothes their kids had outgrown. Mom and dad would walk around holding Debbie and generally freak people out.

      So, when you say, “This is either the way I want to raise my children, or some bizarre case study about why gays shouldn’t raise children. I can’t decide.” keep in mind that this was a heterosexual, married, employed couple, thirty years ago. So I don’t think sexual orientation has anything to do with this…

      Mar 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike


      Mar 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi

      What the……I don’t even…./..

      Mar 17, 2011 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tazz602

      Slow news day?

      Mar 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harbo

      This like a Stephen King novel. Glad their rick, otherwise they’d be institutionalized

      Mar 17, 2011 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nathan

      @Adonis-of-Fire: You are just plain stupid… child raising is something of which men and women both can take part. If you were straight, you would be a deadbeat dad.

      Mar 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree

      Something tells me the local animal shelter stamped NFW on their app to adopt a puppy. Too crazy to take care of a guppy, no doubt.

      Mar 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito

      At least these freaks should’ve had a “Real Baby” made in the image of Joe Jonas or Chris Pine.

      That little oddity they’re raising looks like an alien from Alpha Centauri.

      Mar 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redball

      @Adonis-of-Fire: Honey, just because you have 0 paternal instincts doesn’t mean we all do. Or were you just being an attention-hungry provocateur?

      Mar 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Bony Man

      THis would be cute, it it weren’t so gods-damned creepy…

      Mar 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenny

      @Adonis-of-Fire: Yep. Better that they lead lives of self absorption, anonymous sex, and drug usage.

      Mar 18, 2011 at 12:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenny

      @redball: probably just your run of the mill asshole.

      Mar 18, 2011 at 12:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavyJones

      @christopher di spirito: Considering they did this atleast 17 years ago, I doubt that was an option…

      Mar 18, 2011 at 1:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam

      What sorcery is this?! A doll? A fucking doll??!!

      Mar 18, 2011 at 2:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ron

      How often do the have sex with it?

      Mar 18, 2011 at 3:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran

      Who needs real babies? With all the money they save on diapers and formula they can see the world.

      Mar 18, 2011 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981

      OMG how creepy! This simply cannot be true. If it is, tell me where they are so I can stay FAR AWAY.

      Mar 18, 2011 at 8:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ptboat

      Can someone tell me why these freaks are featured on every gay blog right now? Are they trying to fulfill Peter LaBarbera’s PR wet dream? Are they trying to show that gay people can be creepy doll people too? Either way, it’s disgusting.

      Mar 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike

      They live in a fabulous NYC circle of “opera openings, art shows, and Mayor Bloomberg’s annual Gay Pride barbecue”?

      So they’re like the “real” A-List in New York? Why aren’t they up there on the Real Housewives with Countess LuMann and Bethenny? Can’t be crazier than Kelly Bensimon!

      Mar 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WEIRD

      This is why they hate us

      Mar 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Heather

      adonis-of-fire=troll. Boring.

      Mar 20, 2011 at 2:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael

      “Chuckie!” I’d run if I saw these two, er three, coming my way.

      Mar 21, 2011 at 12:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robbie K

      And I thought Calvin Klein’s boytoy was young…but ummm…
      money brings on the gay crazy…

      Mar 21, 2011 at 1:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike in Asheville

      @WEIRD: Haters hate because that’s all they know. Now don’t be blaming a one-in-a-million couple of eccentrics for creating “hate.” Proper blame, though, can be placed on the Roman Cult, the Moron Church, born-again hypocrites, and double-sleaze politicians, Ditto-heads, and all the other minions.

      Mar 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Me

      Adonis of Fire,

      Aw. You’re jealous of women.

      Shame. You pussyless uninteresting back alley version of a relationship option.

      Mar 23, 2011 at 10:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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