It seems as if potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has put his foot in his mouth yet again.
This time Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas who continues to insist that President Obama grew up in Kenya, has set his sights on the Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman
In a radio appearance on the Michael Medved Show Huckabee attacked Portman for having a child “out of wedlock.” Huckabee said that it’s “troubling” to see people like “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.'” Huckabee added that “it’s unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out of children wedlock.”
Perhaps Huckabee, who hosts a talk show for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel, doesn’t realise that he is attacking one of his boss’s favourite actresses. After all, Black Swan, which stars Portman in her Oscar-winning role, has so far grossed $105 million, making it Fox’s highest-grossing 2010 release and, consequently, Rupert Murdoch’s favourite movie, too. Oops!
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