Posted on Fri May 30th, 2014 9:45am PDT By X17 Staff
Uhh ... "rape" really isn't a word to take lightly, Charlize!
Move over Gwyneth Paltrow -- Charlize Theron is taking over your role as the entitled Hollywood blonde who can't help but put her pedicured foot in her mouth.
During a sit down with Sky News, Charlize, who is currently in the UK to promote her film A Million Ways to Die in the West, said she tries to avoid Googling herself because, "when you start living in that world, and doing that, you start feeling raped."
Maybe Sean Penn's lady love should look up the definition of rape because it actually means: "the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse."
The comment has sparked outrage on the Internet for her insensitive comments. One Twitter user said, "She should try telling that to a real rape victim."
Zenobia Bharmal wrote, "So Charlize Theron compared Press intrusion to rape whilst giving an interview to a member of the press... she's a hypocrite and disgusting."
Katie Russell of the Rape Crisis England and Wales told the Daily Mail, "To us, it is always disappointing when someone high profile uses that language and turns sexual violence into a metaphor for something else."
We aren't sure if this gaff is worse than earlier this week when Gwyneth spoke at the Code tech conference and likened Internet comments to being in war.
"You come across [comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing. It’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it."
It seems like these two rich, beautiful Oscar winners are really understand the trauma of war and rape and aren't minimizing those horrific circumstances at all.
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