Aniston slammed for saying women don’t need men to raise kids

Updated: Aug 12, 2010, 13:44 PM IST

New York: Fox News Anchor Bill O`Reilly has slammed Jennifer Aniston over her comments about single motherhood, calling the actress "destructive to our society."

O`Reilly railed at Aniston on his show for her comments, which she made while promoting her new film "The Switch," a comedy about artificial insemination.

"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," she said.

"They are realizing if it’s that time in their life and they want this part, they can do it with or without that," she added.

Conservative talk show host O`Reilly hosted a round table discussion to address the actress` comments.

"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 New York Daily News quoted him as saying.

"That’s destructive to our society."

O`Reilly went on to argue that remarks like Aniston’s are hurtful to fathers, saying, "She’s diminishing the role of the dad."

He also offered Aniston a chance to come on the show and clear up her statement.

"If she wants to explain it," he said, "She can get her butt right in here!"

ANI