Charlize Theron Compares Media Attention to Rape

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Uh oh, Charlize Theron is currently causing quite some controversy after she compared the media’s obsession with her with rape. Theron was talking to Sky News in the U.K. while promoting her new movie, “A Million Ways to Die in the West” when she was asked if she ever ‘Googled’ herslef, to which she replied, “I don’t do that, so that’s my saving grace. When you start living in that world, and doing that, you start, I guess, feeling raped.”

Charlize was then asked if she felt strongly on the issue, “Well, you know when it comes to your son and your private life. Maybe that’s just me. Some people might relish all that stuff but there are certain things in my life that I think of as very sacred and I am very protective over them. My job has made my life incredibly blessed and good and I am very grateful for that, but it does not mean that every aspect of my life all of a sudden becomes fodder for an article. I try to protect against that as much as I can.”

I can understand she doesn’t like the media attention, but I’m sure rape victims would differ on the comparison. She could have said she felt violated but using the word rape may not fit this situation. She should have chosen a different word.

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