Deadbeat son Michael Rotondo who sued parents to stay at home, proves there is no shame

The unemployed millennial New York man made famous for being a deadbeat, losing a lawsuit against his parents to block his eviction from their home, proves that shame and responsibility are becoming extinct.

Michael Rotondo, 30, was ordered by an Onondaga County judge to get out of the house in upstate Camillus by noon Friday. Headlines everywhere described the man as a “deadbeat” or call him a “freeloader,” but do these words resonate in 2018?

Is there any shame?

The man has been living with his parents rent-free for the past eight years. Rotondo is jobless, but drew the attention of one company: In a statement on Facebook, Villa Italian Kitchen offered the man a “store-level job” and training at any one of its 250 locations across the country. “At Villa, we feel for Millennials, across the board. It’s tough out there,” the restaurant wrote. “With that said . . . we’re offering you a store-level gig, complete with extensive training to get you up to speed, at any one of our 250 locations worldwide.”

Rotondo also lost custody and visitation to his child, blocking the injunction because he’s “poor”: “If he accepted cash from his parents, or got a job, that would undercut his argument that he is actually poor,” noted Syracuse.com of the man’s logic.

The victim mentality has given Rotondo his 15 minutes of fame as his parents were contacted about the case, but “their lawyer, Anthony Adorante, called it a private matter of simply two parents who didn’t know how to get rid of their son.” Instead, the “deadbeat” took interviews, bemoaning the verdict and having to leave.

Instead of embarrassment, Rotondo is getting help: CamSoda, a leading adult entertainment platform, has officially extended Mr. Rotondo an offer to participate in its “Lifestream” program, which allows people to livestream their candid lives 24/7. In return for his participation, CamSoda is offering to compensate Mr. Rotondo up to $1,000/month for up to six months, which he can use towards paying for rent on his new abode.

Here is a picture of the official offer letter – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/penmfuvqnlrelq8/AAAzMCr1PRbsAB03weKy7_M7a?dl=0.

A survey last week found 15% of Millennials surveyed still lived with their parents, citing the recession and student loan debt as the biggest obstacles holding them back. Cleveland.com noted “That’s well above previous generations at that same point in their lives (10% for generation X, 11% of late baby boomers, and 8% of previous generations).”

More in the survey: Approximately 1 in 7 millennial survey respondents are still living under the same roof as their parents – not far off from the 2016 Pew Research Center findings. While only 9% of survey respondents live with their parents, a whopping 65.8% of that 9% were in the 18-34 age group.

The U.S. Census Bureau found that 31% of 18-34-year-olds lived with their parents in 2016, compared to just 26% in 1975.

The Northeast leads the way in percentages of Millennials living at home, led by New Jersey (46.9%), Connecticut (41.6%), and New York (40.6%). All three states have high costs of living, including rent and/or house payments.

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