I vote cynical. She knows he's a fucking tard. She also knows it can be cashed in.Trying to catch in on her son's e-fame (or notoriety), that would be.
Which leads to the question: to what degree is she equally deluded as CWC w/r/t his "fame" and "fans" being IRL legit true and honest appreciators of his ars gratia artis? Or to what extent does she see it as capitalizing on his notoriety for his failure in life and her failure as a parent, whether this be a desperate move or a cynical one?