Charlize Theron Doesn’t Google Herself, Compares It To ‘Feeling Raped’

Charlize Theron has sparked outrage after she made a comment that compared media intrusion to rape.

During an interview with Sky News, in which she was promoting her new film, A Million Ways to Die in the West, the reporter brought up how a quick Google search would result in something like “Charlize Theron sexy in plunging mini dress” and “Charlize Theron reveals something about her son.”

Charlize told Sky News that “every aspect” of her life has become something to use for a style of journalism that is based “in a dark room.” But she personally doesn’t look up her own name to see what has been published.

“I don’t [Google myself], so that’s my saving grace,” Theron said. “I think it’s when you start living in that world and start doing that, you start, I guess, feeling raped.”

When asked by the reporter if the intrusion into her life felt “that strong,” Charlize replied: “Well, when it comes to your son and your private life. Maybe that’s just me.”

“Some people might relish in all that stuff, but there are certain things in my life that, I think, are very sacred, and I am very protective over them,” Charlize added.

Since she is a Hollywood actress, Charlize Theron is constantly hounded by press for photographs or interviews, and there will be stories about her life surfacing on the internet. But as long as she doesn’t see it herself, she’s okay.

“I don’t 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 can live with my head in a clear space, which is probably a lot healthier than living in that dark room,” Theron said.

Charlize Theron has appeared in anti-rape advertisements in the past, one of which outlined the statistics in South Africa. She also won an Oscar for her work in Monster, in which she portrayed real-life rape victim and serial killer Aileen Wuornos. According to International Business Times, Theron’s mother, Gerda, was a victim of sexual abuse herself, and, in 1991, Gerda killed Theron’s father in self-defense.