“Long Island Medium” Theresa Caputo Responded To The Criticism That She’s Exploiting Victims Of 9/11 In Her New Special

September 9, 2021 / Posted by:

The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is this Saturday, so there are many television specials about it including one from Theresa Caputo called Long Island Medium: In Memory of 9/11.  In the special, the accused fraudulent medium connects victims of 9/11 with their loved ones. While some have attacked Theresa for what they see as “exploitation,” Theresa claims that she’s being “sensitive.” with the special. Oh yes, I’m sure Theresa puts on her best “sensitive” facial expression while talking to the victims as cha-ching sounds fill her head. Yes, that’s why her Peg Bundy-on-steroids hair is so big. It’s to drown out those sounds!

Here is a trailer for The Long Island Medium’s totally tasteful special, which airs tonight:

Theresa Caputo does four readings for the special, including one with Noelle Borders, whose mother, Marcy Borders, died in 2015 of stomach cancer related to the 9/11 attacks. Marcy survived the attack when she escaped the 81st floor of the North Tower at the World Trade Center in a cloud of dust and debris. A photo of her became symbolic of the attacks, showing her covered completely in ash except for where she’d wiped around her eyes, giving her the “Dust Lady” title.

Noelle told the New York Post that she was the one who reached out to TLC and she had never seen a medium before. Noelle said she was hoping for closure and Theresa gave it to her:

“Just knowing that [my mother] never left me, she’s always with me, it just gave me peace. To know that she’s happy and back to her regular self just put me at ease… It felt like closure, just making sure that my loved one was okay.”

Theresa told The Post that she was personally affected by the 9/11 attacks. She was at home and watched them on television and while she didn’t lose anyone, Theresa knew at that moment she had to become a medium and use her “gift.” So she chose to be as “sensitive” as possible when making this special:

“People didn’t know what happened to their loved ones–they weren’t able to recover their physical bodies, they wanted to know if they were afraid, if they knew what was happening. To be able to give that peace and closure, and knowing that their loved ones’ souls are at peace was just such an honor. And you realize 20 years later, people absolutely still struggle…

These family members have to relive their loved ones’ passing moment by moment, minute by minute, hour by hour, and it’s almost like, how does someone heal from that? Reliving it and going through it step by step–and to see the strength and resilience from the people that I read was just incredible…

Even as sensitive as this special is, I feel every reading I do is sensitive and special. But think about it: After 20 years, that someone still needed or wanted to have that peace or is searching for something that they couldn’t find over the past 20 years from the loss of their loved one, they received that day.”

Well hey, I feel like it’s less exploitative to have family members of victims of 9/11 talk to Theresa than it would be to have them talk to, like, Spike Lee. What’s better; answering his “questions” about 9/11 or speaking to Theresa’s “spiritual realm?”

Pic: Michael Wright/WENN.com

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