Charlize Theron claims her daughter Jackson felt 'hurt' when people used the wrong pronouns around her
Mad Max actress Charlize Theron claims that her daughter Jackson would feel 'hurt' when she was misgendered by people using the wrong pronouns to refer to her.
Speaking about her family in a recent interview with Pride Source, Theron stated that she's still learning when it comes to being sensitive to her seven-year-old daughter Jackson, who she adopted in 2012. In April of 2019, Theron revealed that Jackson, who was born male, had come out as a transgender girl.
Charlize recently opened up about raising her kids in this interview with Ellen:
Theron stated: "Well, this is all pretty new for us, so it hasn’t really kind of come into question. I don’t really necessarily know if it will. My daughter’s story is really her story, and one day, if she chooses, she’ll tell her story. I feel like as her mother, for me, it was important to let the world know that I would appreciate it if they would use the right pronouns for her."
Theron also shared a video of her accidentally flashing her friends as she celebrated her SAGA nomination:
Theron continued: "It became harder for us the older she got that people were still writing about her in the wrong pronouns, and also I was still talking about her in the press using the wrong pronoun. It really hurt her feelings."
She added: "I haven’t really talked about it ever since, again, because outside of just asking that respectfully of the press — and the world, hopefully - the rest is really private and it’s her story, and it’s really up to her to decide if she wants to share that."
In another recent interview, Charlize spoke candidly about the night her mother Gerda shot and killed her father Charles at their farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg back in June 1991 - stating that she is in no way "ashamed" to talk about it.
Talking to NPR, the Oscar-winner explained exactly what had happened.
"My father was so drunk that he shouldn’t have been able to walk when he came into the house with a gun," Charlize said. "My mom and I were in my bedroom leaning against the door because he was trying to push through the door."