Nee man Charlize! Actor slammed by fans for calling Afrikaans a ‘dying language’

nee man charlize actor slammed by fans for calling afrikaans a dying language

She left her native South Africa many moons ago and went on to bag herself a glittering Hollywood career, but while she may be one of the world’s best-loved actors, Charlize Theron has managed to earn herself some haters.

The Benoni-born ‘Monster’ star has gone on record as saying that Afrikaans isn’t a very helpful language, joking that “there’s about 44 people still speaking it”.

Speaking on the SmartLess podcast, Theron added insult to injury when she called her mother-tongue a ‘dying language’.

Her comments have earned her the wrath of some Tweeps who’ve taken umbridge to the Oscar-winner’s Afrikaans aversion:

Others though, claim Theron is speaking nothing but the truth:

RELATED: ‘Jou ma se p#%s!’ our Charlize schools Americans in South African lingo

Check out this red carpet interview of Charlize speaking her mother-tongue in the US:

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Nee man Charlize! Actor slammed by fans for calling Afrikaans a ‘dying language’

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