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19 Apr, 2019 21:58

Charlize Theron’s child chose to be a girl at 3yo; support came but not enough from media, some say

Charlize Theron’s child chose to be a girl at 3yo; support came but not enough from media, some say

Actress Charlize Theron has made headlines by announcing she has been raising her older, adopted child as a girl. The kid, she said, told her mother herself that she is “not a boy.”

“Yes, I thought she was a boy, too,” the 43-year-old actress told the Daily Mail on Thursday. “Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said: ‘I am not a boy!’”

There have already been rumors that Theron, an outspoken LGBTQ activist, has been raising her child Jackson as a girl, with pictures surfacing of the child dressed in a girl’s clothes.

“So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters,” Theron said. Her younger daughter August is biologically female.

The news was met mostly with an outpouring of support from fans and the LGBTQ community.

But some thought the media were not supportive enough, with several headlines saying Theron is “raising her child as a girl” – instead of calling her a girl – and of not being eloquent enough in celebrating a three-year-old’s life-defining decision.

Those more critical of Theron’s decision questioned a toddler’s ability to make such bold choices for themselves.

Others thought it was just a PR stunt to boost some upcoming movie’s publicity.

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