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All the single ladies, all the single ladies

We were mightily impressed by Ms. Portman's turn in the oscar-winning 'Black Swan', which features such a dark, fragile mix of sexuality and psychosis that we were flinching at every twist of the story. The chemistry that was ongoing between two cast-members of the film, Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied, seems to have evolved into another dark tale: about American politicans commenting on the rights of single mothers.

Mike Huckabee, current governor in the US state of Arkansas, commented on Portman's unmarried status, arguing that it creates an unreal image of the self-sufficient working single-mum that could be emulated by thousands of American women, Jezebel reports. Unlike Portman, they aren't earning millions of dollars. And unlike Portman, they might not be engaged to the father of their new arrival.

'Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can't get a job, and if it weren't for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care. And that's the story that we're not seeing, and it's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea of out of children wedlock,' he comments.

Later, Huckabee backtracked on his statement, insisting that his comments were more about the 'poor, under-educated' single mothers of America who live off welfare benefits rather than become able to support their child.

Let's hope these mums are educated enough to see that this kind of Hollywood lifestyle isn't a realistic one. Something tells us that they are.

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