Charlize Theron is on her press tour for Seth MacFarlane’s new comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West, but recent comments aren’t amusing many people.
Speaking with Australia’s Sky News, the South African actress said doesn’t search her name on Google. Her reasoning?
“When you start living in that world, and doing that, you start feeling raped.”
After the reporter asked whether she really meant to use such a strong metaphor, Charlize expounded, “When it comes to your son and your private life… Maybe that’s just me. Some people relish in all of that stuff. There are certain things in my life that I think of as very sacred and I’m very protective over them.”
The Academy Award-winning actress was particularly quiet about adopting son Jackson two years ago. Unfortunately, her privacy was violated when an Arkansas judge leaked details of her adoption — and added his own racist and sexist commentary.
Speaking indirectly about guarding herself from future violations, Charlize said, “That doesn’t mean that I always win that war. But, as long as I don’t have to see that stuff or read that stuff or hear that stuff, then I get to live with my head in a clear space.”
Charlize’s controversial comment came just days after fellow Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow was criticized for comparing stardom to war combat.