She “sent out an emotional thank you message to dad-to-be Benjamin Millepied, gushing, ‘I’d like to thank my beautiful Benjamin who choreographed the film and has now given me my most important role of my life’.”
And ex-Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (right) saw that as an opportunity to generate ink and bytes, launching a “scathing rant” at Portman, accusing her of “encouraging impressionable youngsters to have children out of wedlock”, says the Toronto Sun.
Huckabee is quoted as telling radio host Michael Medved, “You know Michael, one of the things that’s troubling is that people see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet who boasts of, ‘Hey look, you know, we’re having children, we’re not married, but we’re having these children,’ and they’re doing just fine.
“But 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 that yes, 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 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).”
Now you know.
The story doesn’t say if Huckabee dispensed similar pearls of wisdom about Bristol Sheeran Marie Palin, the eldest daughter of ex-Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
Palin — Bristol, that is — also got pregnant when she wasn’t married and is now reportedly making lotsa bucks lecturing on teen pregnancy, another opportunity denied to most unwed teen mothers.
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