Jennifer Aniston’s Parenting Comments Labelled ‘Destructive’
During a recent press conference to promote her upcoming comedy The Switch, Jennifer Aniston made a few comments about parenting that got Republican pundit Bill O’Reilly’s panties in a twist.
In the movie, Aniston plays Kassie, a single woman who decides to have a baby on her own with a perfect sperm-donor. Unfortunately her best friend, Wally, gets drunk, spills the sperm and has to replace it with his own.
Aniston defended the decision for many women to go it alone, “Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child. Times have changed and that is also what is amazing is that we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents’ days when you can’t have children because you have waited too long.”
“The point of the movie is what is it that defines family? It isn’t necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot. Love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere. That is what I love about this movie. It is saying it is not the traditional sort of stereotype of what we have been taught as a society of what family is.”
Awww, sweet isn’t it? Well, O’Reilly didn’t seem to think so and slammed Aniston for her comments on his FOX show The O’Reilly Factor.
“She’s throwing a message out to 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds that, ‘Hey you don’t need a guy. You don’t need a dad’. That is destructive to our society.”
Ironically, most people consider Bill O’Reilly to be destructive to society. He went on to say, “Jennifer Aniston can hire a battery of people to help her. But she can’t hire a dad. Dads bring a psychology to children that in this society is underemphasised. Men get hosed all day long in the parental arena.
Any man who leaves their children is not a man. Let’s make that perfectly clear. But the fathers that do try hard are under-appreciated and diminished by people like Jennifer Aniston.”