Jennifer Aniston hasnâ€™t been very â€œfriendlyâ€ with Fox News personality Bill Oâ€™Reilly lately. In fact, the most recent celebrity feud has been anything but civil. The liberal actress and conservative talk show host have had quite opposing views when it comes to parenthood.
The celebritiesâ€™ dispute began when Oâ€™Reilly commented on a statement Aniston made about single parenting. As Aniston was promoting her new film, The Switch, in theaters this September, in which her character uses a sperm donor to have a child, the actress stated that a woman doesnâ€™t need a man to have children, â€œWomen are realizing more and more knowing that they donâ€™t have to settle with a man just to have a child.â€ Oâ€™Reilly, a conservative television host, was angered by her comment and shot back with a few choice words on his Fox News program, The Oâ€™Reilly Factor. He frustratingly stated, â€œSheâ€™s throwing a message out to 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds that, â€˜Hey, you donâ€™t need a guy! You donâ€™t need a dad!â€™ Thatâ€™s destructive to our society.â€
Aniston, however, determined to have the last word, retorted with a few snarky words of her own in an interview with People magazine. â€œOf course, many women dream of finding Prince Charming (with fatherly instincts), but for those whoâ€™ve not yet found their Bill Oâ€™Reilly, Iâ€™m just glad science has provided a few other options.â€
Oâ€™Reilly is no stranger to controversy. The Fox News host has been known to get in quite a few controversial arguments with guests on his politically-charged show, which airs every weeknight on the conservative network. His eight-year feud with rapper Ludacris isÂ a memorableÂ example of one of the host’s feuds. Their dispute began in 2002 when Oâ€™Reilly chastised the hip-hop artistâ€™s lyrics as violent and offensive. As a result, the rapper was dropped as a spokesman for Pepsi theÂ following day. Unlike Oâ€™Reilly, Anistonâ€™s position on parenting is one of the first times the Hollywood actress has voiced her own political agenda.
Whosever side youâ€™re on, you have to admit that these parent-feuding celebs are acting more like children.