Jennifer Aniston is firing back at Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly after he called comments she made about single mothers "destructive to our society.” While promoting her upcoming artificial insemination comedy The Switch, in which the former Friends star plays a women who decides to get pregnant using a sperm donor, Aniston told reporters that "times have changed" and women no longer have to wait for a man to have a baby. "Women are realizing it more and more knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child," she said. "Love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere."

Following this O’Reilly, on his show The O’Reilly Factor, accused the actress of "diminishing the role of the dad" and called her comments "destructive to our society." “Dads bring a psychology to children that is, in this society, under-emphasized,” said O’Reilly, “I think that men get hosed all day long in the parental arena… any man who leaves their children is not a man. Let’s make that perfectly clear. But the fathers who do try hard are under-appreciated and diminished by people like Jennifer Aniston."

Not one to sit back and take it, Aniston told People: "Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age,” before getting a quick dig in saying, “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."  –ANDREW BANKIN

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