Jennifer Aniston Stands By Decision to Speak Out

Jennifer Aniston, typically silent on statements made against her, decided to speak out last Sunday about Bill O’Reilly’s comments regarding her view of single motherhood. “People say things about me all the time and you just go ‘whatever,’ but this was not just about me, it was saying, insulting women that are out there doing this on their own,” she said. “My mother was single…it doesn’t always start out that way, but, it happens,” she told Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos this morning. Last week Bill O’Reilly, host of the O’Reilly Factor, took a stab and Aniston and the premise of her new film, The Switch (previously titled, The Baster), saying the story’s message is “destructive to society.” “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,’” the host boasted during last week’s show. And O’Reilly isn’t the first person to bring up this moral debate surrounding the film. Conversations surrounding The Switch, a story about a woman whose artificial insemination is “hijacked” by her best friend, have been stirring with cries of advocating “genetic rape” and an “intolerable violation” of women’s rights. Aniston stood by her decision to speak out in rebuttal to O’Reilly saying, “I just felt…it was begging for a response.” What do you think? Is Aniston’s new film advocating a destructive and selfish form or parenting, or a new era of feminine freedom? Article written by Desiree Roughton on Reposted with permission.