Charlize Theron sparked a media frenzy with a comment she made about, as it turns out, the media. Theron was asked in an interview with Sky News about the intrusiveness of the press and the Internet on her private life, and answered that she tries to steer clear of it.
"I think it's when you start living in that world and doing that, that you start … feeling raped," the actress said.
A presumably unintended effect of the comment has been that the press has jumped all over Theron for her choice of words, with some critics demanding an apology. Predictably, social media outlets have also been buzzing about the Oscar winner's remark, calling it "disgraceful," among other things.
"Charlize Theron is not the first actress to compare the press intruding into her personal life to rape, and she certainly won't be the last — but wouldn't it be nice if she were?," The Huffington Post asks. "It's a tired comparison, which doesn't particularly serve anyone well."
Here's a short clip from the interview: