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Netflix's Man with 1000 kids responds to how high the risk of incest among his kids is

Netflix's Man with 1000 kids responds to how high the risk of incest among his kids is

We exclusively asked 'The Man with 1000 kids' about the risk of incest amongst his kids

A new Netflix documentary has dropped which is quickly joining the likes of Don’t F**k With Cats and the Tinder Swindler amongst the most bonkers stories on the platform.

The show is called The Man With 1000 Kids and it looks at the murky world of semen donors.

Whether it be single mothers, lesbian couples, or men with vasectomies wanting one more kid, it is told from the perspective of groups of people who wanted a child, and turned to a donor to achieve that.

In the Netflix documentary, however, it unravels that the man in question has 100s of kids, with the parents accusing him of hiding this fact from them.

One of the big concerns about this, which they believe is hidden from them, is the risk of incest if any of their children meet one another in the wild, unaware they are actually half-siblings.

The documentary sees parents of children from his donations worried by the prospect.

The serial donor the documentary is based on is called Jonathan Jacob Meijer, and we put these claims to him in an exclusive interview with the so called ‘Man With 1000 Kids’.

When we asked about the risk of incest, and whether he sees his large number of donations as unethical, he said:

“Not at all. I've thought about it. I'm a donor for 17 years now, and I thought about it, of course, every day and it would be a problem if a donor was fully anonymous, because then the child will never have the option to find out.”

The documentary claimed that Jonathan would create fake profiles to donate, and obscure his identity from donors.

He said: “I've never donated anonymously. I'm opposed to it. I think it's very good if donors are open.”

He claims he operates under ‘open identity’, saying: “Children would have the chance to know my identity, plus they get informed by the parents that they're from a donor, and most of them are from, like, lesbian couples. So, that's very obvious.”

“Besides the international clinics, the commercial clinics also ship to very different countries over the world, and they also have a maximum per country, but not like on the donor, so the donor can help up maybe to 1000s of children over the whole world, but they keep the respect to the country.

Multiple families spoke out in the Netflix documentary. (Netflix)
Multiple families spoke out in the Netflix documentary. (Netflix)

“So that's what people should be aware of, that it's not very uncommon. Maybe you can give the argument that in the Netherlands, I have helped in that regard too much. Then then you can say, okay, maybe that will be a situation.”

Meijers refused to feature in the Netflix documentary, telling us he believed it was ‘slander’, and that he was considering a lawsuit against the streamer.

We have contacted representatives from Netflix for comment.

Featured Image Credit: UNILAD / Netflix

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