We’re pretty sure FOX News host Mike Huckabee didn’t send Natalie Portman a fruit basket for her big Oscar win on Sunday. Just a big pile of judgment.
During an interview with conservative radio host Michael Medved, Huckabee slammed Portman for having a child out of wedlock. How did this topic come up? All because Portman thanked her fiance Benjamin Millepied for giving her “the most wonderful gift” (their baby, obviously, due later this year). Medved said the gift should have been “a wedding ring.”
In response, Huckabee said, “One of the most
troubling things is that people see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet that boasts of, hey look, we’re having children, we’re not married, but we’re having children and they’re doing just fine.”
If that wasn’t bad enough, he then went on to slam all single mothers. “There aren’t really a lot of single moms out there that are making millions of dollars each year by being in a movie,” he says. “I
think it gives a distorted image that not everybody hires nannies and
caretakers and nurses. Most single moms are very poor, uneducated,
can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their
kids would be starving to death and would not get healthcare.”
Huckabee, a Republican who could possibly run for the White House, finishes with this: “It’s unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize
the idea of out of children wedlock.”
Portman who is engaged to Millepied has yet to respond to Huckabee’s comments, though we’re sure she’s too busy personalizing his wedding invitation to release a statement just yet.