Huckabee Attacks Natalie Portman For Glamorizing "Out Of Wedlock Births"March 03, 2011 5:41 pm ET by Eric HananokiIn a radio appearance on Monday, Mike Huckabee attacked actress Natalie Portman for having a child "out of wedlock."
MEDVED: . . . there was one moment where a very brilliant and admirable actress named Natalie Portman won Best Actress, and she won for a movie which I loathed called Black Swan. But in any event, she got up, she was very visibly pregnant, and it's really it's a problem because she's about seven months pregnant, it's her first pregnancy, and she and the baby's father aren't married, and before two billion people, Natalie Portman says, 'Oh I want to thank my love and he's given me the most wonderful gift.' He didn't give her the most wonderful gift, which would be a wedding ring! And it just seems to me that sending that kind of message is problematic.
What a horrible message to send, that babies are precious gifts! And from Natalie Portman of all people! You know there's no one impressionable teen girls look up to more than Natalie Portman, or as they refer to her, "who?"
By the way, not that it matters, necessarily, but she and the father are engaged.
Check out the ring finger on her left hand. Unless someone already knew a lot about her personal life, one would probably assume that she was married, until a couple of blue-nose prigs decided to point out otherwise because they need someone at whom to tsk-tsk to assert their moral superiority. Just like Jesus always said to do!
HUCKABEE: 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.'
Well, since, as Medved just mentioned, Ms Portman's first child has yet to be born, she could hardly have boasted about it "doing fine." Also, she is not the one who mentioned her marital status, that was you two.
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.
No one could possibly understand that millionaire movie "starlets" can afford things that most of us can't. That's why Ferrari dealerships are so inundated with teenagers trying to purchase a car with their allowance money. Go by any Ferrari dealer and just watch the disappointed teens filing out, heads down, dreams shattered. Oh, what a rude awakening when they finally realize that life is different for the very rich!
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 children wedlock. [sic]
You know, right now, 75 percent of black kids in this country are born out of wedlock. 61 percent of Hispanic kids -- across the board, 41 percent of all live births in America are out of wedlock births. And the cost of that is simply staggering.
And 99% of those babies were conceived by couples who had just watched Natalie Portman's acceptance speech.
Ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the United States!