Charlize Theron wears insane shoes, still supports gay marriage

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This is Charlize Theron at the New York premiere of The Burning Plain at The Landmark Theatre. Now, I think a lot of Charlize’s beauty. I think she’s a glamazon, I think she takes fashion risks, and I think she can get away with almost anything. It pains me when she wears something as blah and boring as this utterly average navy dress. The dress (and the boring hair and makeup) make it seem like she wasn’t even trying. The little peeptoe faux-booties are another story. Is anyone else reminded of Sandra Bullock’s hot mess outfit at her recent premiere? These insane, zippered, faux-booties cut off the line of Charlize’s legs, which is totally dumb. Charlize has great legs – why does she want to look so stumpy?

Anyway, while out promoting The Burning Plain, Charlize stopped by The View, and she ended up talking about her total and complete support for gay marriage. Some of this stuff she’s said before, like she wouldn’t get married until gay couples were allowed. Once she even went further than that, saying American marriage laws were “a form of apartheid”. In context, Charlize said: “I don’t like living in an elitist world, it bothers me. I don’t want to be part of an elitist sexual preference. Maybe it’s because I come from a country where I lived under apartheid. This is a form of apartheid and I don’t want to be a part of that.” On The View, she basically reiterates her points, but says she wouldn’t be able to “sleep” with herself if she got married right now:

Another Hollywood star who refuses to marry until it’s something everyone can do: Charlize Theron, who has no plans to tie the knot with Stuart Townsend, her boyfriend of eight years. She talked about marriage equality, something she has previously supported, Thursday on ‘The View.’

“I don’t want to get married because right now the institution of marriage feels very one-sided, and I want to live in a country where we all have equal rights,” Theron said.

“I think it would be exactly the same if we were married, but for me to go through that kind of ceremony, because I have so many friends who are gays and lesbians who would so badly want to get married, that I wouldn’t be able to sleep with myself.”

[From the Huffington Post]

I guess she was trying to say that she couldn’t sleep knowing there were people out there not enjoying equal rights. She just said it a weird way. In one last piece of Charlize news, she gave an interview to Parade Magazine. Most of the interview is pretty boring, but Charlize did say one interesting thing about romantic comedies: “I like conflicted women because I feel like we get so little of that. I think every director that works with me always kind of comments on the fact that it is quite ironic that I haven’t done comedy because there is zero drama about me. But, I think taste really applies to comedy, maybe even more than drama. I think a sense of humor is a very personal thing and I don’t know if I am talented enough to do romantic comedies.” Oh, Charlize. Quick, find a rom-com script for a statuesque blonde bombshell! The “meet-cute” can be when Charlize falls in her insane faux-booties, and she’s caught by… Patrick Dempsey. Ugh. I grossed myself out.

Here’s Charlize last night. Images thanks to .

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  1. Eileen Yover says:

    This woman can do no wrong in my eyes-she’s another Cate. She could have paired these shoes with the crochet dress and I’d still idolize her!

  2. Jen says:

    Yeah, she really suffered under apartheid, that one.

  3. Ophelia says:

    I LOVE her!
    Also, she is from South Africa, so I think that’s what she means by apartheid. Even if it didn’t affect her as much as others, she does have a unique insider view.

  4. nikki says:

    her shoes are only ridiculous!

  5. hate the shoes, love charlize. she’s one of the most beautiful women alive 🙂

  6. Firestarter says:

    I think the shoes are kind of cool and her dress isn’t bad either. Why should actresses look like they are “trying” all the time? The shoes hardly make her legs look stumpy, but that is my opinion.

    Also, great she supports gay marriage, but all of these actors who say they WON’T get married until everyone can be married, I feel, are using that as an excuse not to get married. If they wanted to be married, they would be, and the reasons they aren’t have nothing to do with same sex marriage issues, it just sounds so much nobler that way.

  7. Enonymous says:

    Those are some fugly shoes but she is so attractive.

  8. Ashley says:

    Agreen with Eileen – She’s wonderful!

  9. girl says:

    The dress seems okay to me. The hair not good. The shoes are dreadful.

    I have to wonder if she is living as though she were married anyway. Many people in this day and age who are in a relationship do. So the “I won’t get married until gays are allowed to marry” rings a bit hollow. (I don’t remember if she is still with that dude, Stewart whathisface, who was supposed to be Aragorn in LOTR.)

  10. Melissa says:

    I just have to yawn when I read these celebrities announcing that they won’t marry until everyone can. Does that mean that their holding out on marriage will speed up the equality in marriage process for gays? Are we all sitting around just longing for Charlene and Stuart or Brad and Angie to finally get married? Who cares? Really. Who?

  11. TwinkleToes says:

    Stupid shoes, she’s not starting a trend. She’s pretty with the nose job but she will never be a beauty. Never gonna be Grace Kelly, Charlize. She just doesn’t have ‘it’.

  12. Joe says:

    Maybe I’m just growing cynical. Maybe I just don’t understand. But, does anyone care that Charlize Theron wont wed till gays can in all 50 states?. Im all for gay marriage BTW, but i dont think we need her martyrdom to get it to happen.

  13. Nebraska says:

    The great test of shoes – can you run in them?

  14. BOGART4017 says:

    Classic beauty! Did you see her in “Sweet November”? I’ll say it again–all women should look so beautiful when they are terminal!

  15. Brooke says:

    I think the shoes are interesting in an art-as-fashion way, and the fact that her legs don’t quit is what makes them work.

  16. Samantha says:

    Why are her legs like freakishly darker than the rest of her? She is still bangin’ though, just weird to look at this picture.

  17. moo says:

    Love Charlize… Hate the shoes.