Jason Reitman

Theron's not leaving the US due to racism but is concerned

Charlize Theron isn't leaving the United States over racism concerns. But the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says: "I am constantly concerned about the safety of my kids. I don't know a parent who's not."

Theron was quoted in an Elle magazine interview published last week saying that she wouldn't travel to parts of the United States with her family due to worries over racism, and that she had thought about leaving the country to keep her children safe.

The 42-year-old actress and producer said in interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that her comments were "taken to the extreme" in media reports.

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