Bill O’Reilly’s latest targets are Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber. Not so long after Jennifer Aniston received the brunt of O’Reilly’s wrath, it’s now the middle Kardashian Sister and teen heartthrob Justin Bieber that are now receiving criticism.
Last week, O’Reilly called Jennifer Aniston “destructive” after she said “Women are realizing more and more knowing that they dont have to settle with a man just to have a child,” while discussing her movie “The Switch” which is about a woman who has a child via IVF.
O’Reilly says “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!’ That’s destructive to our society.”
Aniston responded in an interview with People magazine, “Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth. And, of course, many women dream of finding Prince Charming (with fatherly instincts), but for those who’ve not yet found their Bill O’Reilly, I’m just glad science has provided a few other options.”
It seems as if O’Reilly just isn’t in tune with today’s stars, as now he has lashed out against Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber. The two recently did a photo shoot in Elle magazine, which the “Spin Factor” host has likened to a modern day “Mrs. Robinson” story.
He started by calling the 29 year old celebutante 42, and saying that Bieber looked “like Ringo Starr.” He then went on to state that ” If a 16-year-old girl was pictured with a 29-year-old man in any of that, he’d be in big trouble.”
He does have a point there. However, as one person on his show pointed out, it’s every 16 year old boy’s dream to have their photos taken with Kim Kardashian. Not O’Reilly. He wanted to be a baseball player when he was 16.
Is Bill O’Reilly out of touch with what is going on in today’s society? Think about this for a second: there are more and more professional women forgoing the “typical” nuclear family in favor of single motherhood. There are an increasing amount of couples with significant age differences.
Don’t believe me? Case in point: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Are they “Gross?” I didn’t think so.
The photo shoot with Elle was just that…a photo shoot. Kim’s not having a relationship with Bieber. Both are immensely popular stars, and the magazine was capitalizing on that in order to create interest in their magazine. That’s what magazines do. That’s how they make money, and that’s far from “gross.”
Staff, Huffington Post: Bill O’Reilly: Jennifer Aniston ‘Destructive To Our Society’
Julie Jordan, People.com: Jennifer Aniston Shoots Back at Bill O’Reilly Over Motherhood Comments
MSN NZ: Bieber/Kardashian Photo Shoot Slammed: “It’s Gross”