Charlize Theron on apartheid: ‘I benefited because of my right skin colour’


Hollywood actor and producer Charlize Theron admits to benefiting during the apartheid administration because she had the “right” skin colour.During a recent interview on the National Public Radio (NPR) podcast, Theron opened up about growing up in a farm in Benoni, during under the apartheid regime.

“It’s a lot to reconcile with when you realise that you benefited under an administration, a nation, a country because you had the ‘right’ skin colour,” said the 44-year-old actor.“I benefited. My life was more comfortable because of the suffering of a lot of people who just by chance were born in the ‘wrong’ skin colour. That was a lot for me to carry, it still is. It’s something I’ll carry for the rest of my life.”