Jennifer Aniston Responds to Bill O'Reilly Criticism

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After Bill O'Reilly basically disparaged her and called her destructive to society, Jennifer Aniston has clarified her recent comments about single motherhood.

Doing so, she had some choice words for the Fox News personality.

"Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth," Aniston told People.

The star of The Switch continued: "And, of course, many women dream of finding Prince Charming (with fatherly instincts), but for those who've not yet found their Bill O'Reilly, I'm just glad science has provided a few other options."

Lonely Girl

Jen's new movie is about a woman gets pregnant via a sperm donor. The actress said women no longer have to wait for the perfect guy to start a family.

"Women are realizing it more and more, knowing that they don't have to settle with a man just to have that child," she said, promoting the film. "Love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere."

Perfectly reasonable, especially within the context of the work of fiction she was talking about. But Bill still took offense and made more out of this.

On The O'Reilly Factor, the host called the actress's comments "destructive to our society," and accused her of "diminishing the role of the dad."

"Dads bring a psychology to children that is in this society, I believe, under-emphasized. I think men get hosed all day long in the parental arena."

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