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Huckabee

Rips Natalie Portman

Over Pregnancy

3/4/2011 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Fox News host Mike Huckabee claims Oscar winner Natalie Portman is a bad role model for America -- all because she got knocked up before marriage. 

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Huckabee went on a radio show Monday and 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."

Portman is engaged to her baby daddy -- co-star Benjamin Millepied.

Huckabee -- a Republican who could make a run for the White House -- added, "There aren't really a lot of single moms out there that are making millions of dollars each year by being in a movie"

"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."

So far, Portman has yet to respond.

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16.

redbarn    

"Most single mothers are very poor uneducated, can't get a job."

And By God, that's where we want them to stay!!! Which is why we're cutting funding to Planned Parenthood, cutting WIC, etc.

But lets blame it on Natalie!

1240 days ago
17.

Donna    

Wonder what kind of judgment Mike passed on Bristol Palin when HER out-of-wedlock TEEN (at least Portman's an adult) pregnancy was in the news? Hmmm, I bet is was . . . . .

If you're so worried about poor single women being unable to raise their kids without government assistance, here's an idea, Mike: how about providing safe, cheap access to birth control? There's a REASON the abortion rate goes down under Democratic administrations--because we educate about family planning and birth control, and provide access. AND we provide services that allow women to keep their babies if they so choose.

Hypocrisy, thy name is the GOP.

1240 days ago
18.

P-town Girl    

I think this is BS. I, for one am a single mother and although I do not make millions of dollars, I DO NOT live on state assistance, I DO NOT get state provided health care, nor do I even get child support. I AM a high school graduate, with a decent job that provides food on the table, a roof over my son's head, and I am 100% completely covered with benefits that I PAY for.

This man can take it and shove it where the sun don't shine!!!!!!

1240 days ago
19.

timmsa    

oh what about Angelia Jolie? She has children and she is not married. Yes she is with Brad Pitt, but they are not married.

What about Nicole Richie, she was not married when she had either of her 2 children. She is now, but she was with her kids dad.

there are a lot of single mothers who have great jobs and are not on public assistance. And are very successful.

So this man just needs to sit back and shut up already.

1240 days ago
20.

.:Loki4Ever:.    

This article really bothered me when I read about it yesterday. Who is he to butt into her personal life?? She is almost a 30 year old woman! I was really disgusted by him... but then again, most conservatives are judgmental. I live in the south and see the worst in people... forget about going to church down here. Even my republican friends don't agree with his statements and hope he doesn't win the primaries.

1240 days ago
21.

Rae    

Denise Richards was married to Charlie Sheen when she had his kids, Brooke Mueller was also married to Charlie when she has his kids. How far did marriage get either of these two families? Are they fine? Then there are couples such as Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. They've been together 30 years,had children together, and never married. They're fine, and so is Natalie Portman.

1240 days ago
22.

Kari    

Huckabee's lost my vote. He can feel this way, but he should of shut up. His dated way of thinking doesn't make him a role model.

1240 days ago
23.

Sprub    

Then again, Huckabee is the supposed result of parents being married before having children... Portman's kid has the advantage there.

1240 days ago
24.

julie    

Funny, Ms. Portman being pregnant without marriage is somehow worse (because we know that only woman have anything to do with getting pregnant, men are not to blame) and causing the country more problems than a certain preacher who denounces gays (god hates gays - give me a break) and is caught jerking off in a public park while looking at kids (the pornography made me do it). Ironic.

1240 days ago
25.

jlr    

Common sense, yippy. Don't hear much of that these days. Huckabee is 110% right!Portman makes it look glamorous, but in realty, she doesn't need to worry about buying diapers, food and shelter for a kid, like we, in the real world, do.

1240 days ago
26.

Cynthia J    

Gluttons are sinners too, you FAT pig. Mind your own business you fat fool.

1240 days ago
27.

Steelers suck    

Hey Huckabee, does the name Dan Quayle mean anything to your? Keep your double standards to yourself. I don't think Natalie Portman, or anyone who can think for themselves, gives a **** what you think. Go back to your hypocritical office and stfu!

1240 days ago
28.

delightfullydelusional    

Huckabee for PRESSSSIDENTEEE

1240 days ago
29.

Rick    

Who cares she's British.

1240 days ago
30.

jlr    

@30, actually she is Jewish

1240 days ago
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