"Why Didn't You Just Adopt A Little Girl?"

Charlize Theron is a proud mom of two beautiful African-American girls. Yes! You read that correctly. Charlize’s adopted son, Jackson, is transgender. Needless to say that some social media critics were not pleased to learn about Jackson’s transition.

“I know this sounds crazy to a lot of people,” Charlize said during a recent interview on Actors on Actors. “It’s a very emotional thing,” the celebrity mom continued. “It was a very emotional thing for me to watch. And yes, I have two young girls; two young, beautiful, Black African-American girls.”


Some think that Jackson and Charlize’s younger daughter, August, are from South Africa. Such a concept is false, according to Charlize. “I wish,” the celebrity mom said during her interview. “They wouldn’t give me a baby,” the actress said of South African adoption officials who refused to let Charlize adopt a child from the region.

Scrutiny of Theron’s parenting practices began several months back when fans noticed the celebrity mom’s son rocking apparel fit for a girl. Jackson’s braids with beads garnered a swarm of criticism, in particular, as many believed that Charlize Theron was dressing her son like a girl against his will.

“This is actress Charlize Theron and her adopted SON,” one Twitter user stressed after seeing the picture of Jackson rocking beaded braids while wearing apparel fit for a little girl. “The world is keeping quiet while sick people like Charlize Theron are grooming innocent kids into pets. This is wrong.”

Another social media follower said, “When Y’all gon cut up and argue about Charlize Theron’s little black adopted son that’s always spotted in girl clothes? I’ve been waiting. I want to see the hoteps tweet their bootleg conspiracy theories too.”

BCK Asks: Do you think that Charlize Theron forced her son to transition? Do you think Jackson understands what it means to be transgender at 7-years-old?

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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