Despite Natalie Portman having a fiancee and being more than rich enough to support a baby, Mike Huckabee attacked her for glorifying single moms. Uh, okay. From E! Online:
“I was asked about Oscar winner Natalie Portman’s out-of-wedlock pregnancy,” he explained on his blog, Huck PAC. “Natalie is an extraordinary actor, very deserving of her recent Oscar and I am glad she will marry her baby’s father. However, contrary to what the Hollywood media reported, I did not ‘slam’ or ‘attack’ Natalie Portman, nor did I criticize the hardworking single mothers in our country.”
At least, not unless you count this as a criticism: “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 never have healthcare,” which is what Huckabee said during a radio interview earlier this week that hit the mainstream media last night.
Huckabee clearly does not consider his comment as a slight, because he repeated himself, almost verbatim, in his clarification.
“My comments were about the statistical reality that most single moms are very poor, under-educated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death,” he wrote. “That’s the story that we’re not seeing, and it’s unfortunate that society often glorifies and glamorizes the idea of having children out of wedlock.”
Some male ballet dancer finds a cash cow and Mike Huckabee gets pissed? There are plenty of better reasons to dislike Natalie Portman. For example, the hypocrisy of her comparing eating meat to rape, then defending a guy who drugged and sodomized a teenager. Or that she produced and starred in a movie with Ashton Kutcher.