Actress Charlize Theron fears strict laws that prohibit parents beating their kids are responsible for turning American kids wild. The Oscar winner grew up in South Africa and was often on the receiving end of a beating at the hands of her disciplinarian mother Gerda - and she insists she deserved every one. Theron says, "It couldn't happen in America today, because she'd be put in jail, and to me that's a very sad thing, because I always deserved it. "Never once did I go, 'God, this is so unfair.' Afterward, I would go up to her and apologise, because I knew that I had been wrong." source: handbag.com ...................................... At what point do celebrities decide to STFU? For some, I guess it is never. I hate to point it out to Theron, but her mother shot and killed her father - I don't think she is in any position to tell people how to be parents when it could be easily argued that she didn't have the most functional upbringing. Advocating child abuse is just wrong - I don't care if you think the end justifies the means. There are other ways to discipline your children without risking their physical and mental health.