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Emma Thompson makes controversial statement

Rochester, N.Y. - Actress Emma Thompson made what some are calling controversial statements about being a mother.

Thompson, worth a reported $30 million, told the Daily Mail ( mothers should take 12 months off of work to be with their children.

"You can't be a great mum and keep working all the time," said Thompson.

The actress has two children, ages 14 and 26, and recently took time off of from work to spend more time with her family.

Thompson's comments have come under fire, because her income is higher than working class families.

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