So what Natalie Portman is in a loving committed relationship with Benjamin Millepied, the father of her child. That’s not good enough for Mike Huckabee, who thinks that the actress is setting a bad example for women by being “visibly pregnant” at the Oscars.
“There aren’t really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie. And I think it gives a distorted image,” Huckabee stated. “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 health care. And that’s the story that we’re not seeing, and it’s unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out-of-wedlock children.”
I’m not sure if Mr. Huckabee knows this, but Portman isn’t single. She just isn’t married yet. She’s engaged. Is that perhaps his real problem with Ms. Portman’s pregnancy? That she hasn’t put on the white dress? That she had premarital sex and is therefore corroding the moral foundation of this country? Or maybe he’s just using this opportunity to take some cheap shots at single moms.
I’m sure Natalie will apologize soon for, you know, looking happy, healthy and pregnant at the Oscars. A modern girl like her knows she should have gone away to the country for nine months to hide the shame she has brought upon her family.