Jennifer Aniston: Bill O'Reilly Insulted Single Moms So I Had to Speak Out

Thu, August 19, 2010 1:46pm EDT by 5 Comments

The Switch star continues her war of words with the Fox newsman, who claimed she was “destructive to our society.”

We’re kind of waiting to see if Bill O’Reilly has something to say this evening in response to Jennifer Aniston‘s comments about him on Good Morning America. Jen got all fired up when the Fox anchor’s name was mentioned in the wake of his televised attack on her and told George Stephanopoulos, “It was just such an unfair statement that he made against me!”

Back on Aug. 11, the king of rants took aim at Jen after she made a comment about her character in The Switch, who chooses to become a single mom, and said that women don’t need a man to have a child. Well, Bill must have forgotten to take his meds that day because he declared that Jen was attacking the hard-working fathers of America and, by advocating single motherhood, she was promoting teenage pregnancy.

“I was actually glorifying 12-year-olds going out there and getting knocked up and doing it by themselves because that’s what I preach,” Jen said sarcastically on GMA this morning. The 41-year-old, who admitted that she normally doesn’t respond to her critics, said she had to hit back at Bill, because, “I just felt it was begging for a response.”

“People say things about me all the time and you go, ‘Oh whatever,'” said Jen, who admitted she was raised by her single mom. “But this was just not about me, it was also insulting women who are out there doing this on their own.”

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timfey

Posted at 5:29 PM on August 19, 2010  

The meat of this issue I think everyone can agree on is that the ideal family environment for children consists of a loving mother and father. That should be emphasized as the ideal every family should strive for (think both Jen/Bill said that). Everyone should empathize with the single moms raising kids (none of which I know purposefully conceive a child with direct intent to raise them by themselves). The line Jen crosses here though is to promote (by her movie and comments) a clear decision to begin a family by having a child without a father. It is one think to end up in a non-ideal family situation due to circumstances outside the single parent’s control (the dad dies, unfaithful, etc). These situations receive divine assistance and we see wonderful Moms strengthened all around us in these circumstances. It is quite another thing to intentionally begin a family in this challenging fatherless configuration. It is selfish and demeans womanhood/motherhood to put the interests of a woman who desires children above the interest of the conceived child and the right the child has to the best chance possible of having a loving mother AND father. Truly caring mothers recognize the child’s welfare and needs are more important than their own desire for company.

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lol

Posted at 10:59 AM on August 20, 2010  

Srsly? You think the ideal family is a male and female parent? It isn’t. The ideal family is having supportive and loving parents, regardless of gender. Take your silly ideas that aren’t based on logic back to your Sunday school lesson plan.

You belief in “divine assistance” is a slap in the face to anyone who has made it, there is no big brother watching over your shoulder from the clouds out to help you when you need it.

Your arguments would never hold up against someone with a brain in their head. Please learn to be a human.

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Katie

Posted at 5:07 PM on August 19, 2010  

Bill O’Reilly can suck it! Anyone with a brain knows that was not her intent. Keep it up Bill, soon no one will listen to a thing you say.

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Gary

Posted at 5:00 PM on August 19, 2010  

Bill O’Reilly is NOT a newsman. His show is not a news show. It is an opinion show. He is paid to give his opinion about news stories. I never watch him, but he like everyone else is entitled to his opinion.

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Jean

Posted at 4:22 PM on August 19, 2010  

Bill O’Reilly is a pretentious prick. If I had to choose between a child having him for a father or not having a father at all, I’d go with the second option.

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