News

Charlize Theron says teachers arming themselves is a ‘outrageous’ solution to the gun violence

Charlize Theron speaks at Global education and Skills Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 17, 2018.

(AP)

Actress Charlize Theron, called the idea of the AMERICAN teachers are arming themselves as a gun violence solution after the recent shootings in schools, as “outrageous.”

While he was speaking at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Oscar-winning actress commented that “adding more guns” the situation was not the answer to reducing armed violence.

The “Gringo” star said in the forum, “I just don’t understand when people try to make the conversation, with the argument that the fix is more guns. It is so outrageous for me.”

Theron continued on to explain that they had “a very personal experience with armed violence.”

“I lost my father to gun violence,” she said.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Theron, who grew up with an alcoholic father, experienced the consequences of the violence at a young age. When she was just 15, the actress’ father drunkenly attacked her mother, Gerda, and her mother fataly shot him in self-defense. No charges were filed against Gerda after the incident.

“I pretended it didn’t happen,” the star’s well-known French tv network TF1 in 2015. “I didn’t tell anybody — I didn’t want to tell anyone. When someone asked me, I said that my father died in a car accident. Who wants to tell that story? No one wants to tell that story.”

Theron, who spoke after the three survivors from the Park, school shooting that left 17 people dead, further explained that people should “listen to our children” to solve the problem.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular