Bill O'Reilly says recent comments Jennifer Aniston made about the role of men in child-rearing are "destructive to society."
"Women are realizing more and more knowing that they dont have to settle with a man just to have a child," Aniston said while promoting her film, "The Switch."
While O'Reilly acknowledged the strength of single mothers, he said that single-parenting is "possible, but it's not optimum, and that's where Ms. Aniston makes her mistake.
"She's throwing a message out to 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds that, 'Hey, you don't need a guy! You don't need a dad!' That's destructive to our society," he said.
And he added that Aniston is "diminishing the role of the dad" in making such comments.
"Aniston can hire a battery of people to help her, but she cannot hire a dad," he said. "And dads bring a psychology to children that is, in this society, underemphasized. I think that men get hosed all day long in the parental arena...any man who leaves their children is not a man. Let's make that perfectly clear. But the fathers who do try hard are underappreciated and diminished by people like Jennifer Aniston. she's diminishing the role of the dad."
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