F*ck You, OK! Magazine, Charlize Theron Is Not a "Monster Mom"
OK, I get that tabloids and paparazzi like to drum up bullshit storylines, but this one burns my butt. Apparently no one who works at these “professions” has ever had a child, because the story OK! Magazine concocted about Charlize Theron is FUCKING RIDICULOUS.
Charlize Theron — She’s Just Like Us! https://t.co/n6avtFBVAU— Allison Benedikt (@abenedikt) February 24, 2016
Every single parent of a toddler has experienced tantrums. Usually they involve a parent saying the word no kid ever wants to hear — “No” — and from the age of about 9 months, when a kid hears that word, the next thing that happens usually involved yelling, screaming, crying, body-shaking, waving-arms, falling-to-the-floor, and sometimes kicking and hitting (my son enjoyed head-butting) for good measure. (Some of the smarter ones make their bodies go limp to make it all the more difficult for you to pick them up.) ALL KIDS DO THIS. If you’re very lucky, it might not have ever happened to you in public, but if you’re like most of us, it has. And you know what you do? You pick that kid up off the floor any way you can and cart him or her out of that store, restaurant, room — whatever — and you take that kid home. If you’re in a parking lot, or some open area, depending upon the kid’s age, that situation can quickly become dangerous. Because sometimes your tantruming kid will just haul off running in any direction, regardless of whether that’s out in front of a car, or into a street, or off a goddamned cliff. So, if you are a parent in a parking lot, as Charlize Theron was with her son, Jackson when these shots were snapped, your first thought is to get your kid to a safe place however you can. That’s just what Charlize did, and that’s just what you or I any sane parent would do.
Here’s the full array of photos, with a family relationship expert helpfully dissecting them.
You see how Charlize has her hand on her son’s head to protect him as he’s throwing a fit and she’s trying to get him up off the ground? That’s not a monster; that’s a mother, taking care of her child and making sure he doesn’t hurt himself. So FUCK YOU and your monster headline, OK!. And double fuck you for standing there and taking photographs of the whole thing so you could exploit a celebrity mother and her child during a time that was clearly already stressful enough.
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