Actress Jennifer Aniston stars in a new movie “The Switch,” a comedy about artificial insemination. At a Los Angeles press conference last week promoting the movie, Aniston said “women are realizing more and more that you don’t have to settle, they don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child.” Never missing an opportunity to engage in a culture war, O’Reilly slammed Aniston for “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,” adding, “that’s destructive to our society.” Today on ABC’s Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos, Aniston fired back at O’Reilly for “insulting women”:
STEPHANOPOULOS: But usually you don’t respond to this kind of thing, why did you decide to respond?
ANISTON: I just felt it was .. it needed, it was begging for a response. It was just an unfair statement that he made against me. And you know people say things about me all the time and you just kinda go oh whatever. But his was not just about me, it was also saying something, insulting women that are out there doing this on there own. I was raised, my mother was single. You know? I mean it doesn’t always start off that way but sort of life, it happens.
STEPHANOPOULOS: And you’re right, the movie is a celebration of family.
ANISTON: It is! It’s family…home is where the heart is.
This is not the first time O’Reilly decided to school the Hollywood elite. Earlier this year, O’Reilly called actor Tom Hanks an “ideological sniper” with “political beef” against conservatives. He also thought actress Jessica Alba was a “pinhead” for telling reporters she wanted to “be Sweden about” the presidential inauguration. However, like Aniston, Alba responded and informed him that Sweden, like the more frequently cited Switzerland, remained neutral during World War II.