Hollyweird Beauty and Actress Halle Berry Cries Racism
Oh what it must be like to be gorgeous and hated.
That’s what Halle Berry wants you to believe. The Academy award-winning actress says she knows racism.
As reported by People magazine, Halle Berry tells all.
Sitting down for The Jess Cagle Interview with PEOPLE’s editor-in-chief to talk about her latest film, Kidnap, an action-packed thriller about a mother’s mission to save a child snatched before her eyes, the Oscar winner, 50, opened up about what it was like growing up biracial in an all-white school.take our poll - story continues below
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Although she and her sister spent their earliest years in Cleveland’s inner city, her mother moved them out to the suburbs after observing the conditions in the schools. “She was so horrified by what she saw at the school, the violence, and all of a sudden it hit her … So, she moved us out of that neighborhood … and while we got taken out of imminent danger, we also got taken out of what was normal for us, and now all of a sudden, we were in an all-white school with all-white kids, like 3 out of 2500 students,” Berry explains.
The X-Men actress says she was bullied “because of the color of my skin.”
And what was the “color of her skin”? The color that most white girls want?
I’m not doubting that Halle Berry took some grief growing up. But here’s the thing: most kids do.
I’d be willing to bet that Halle Berry got far more good attention than bad.
Halle Berry was never ugly, even as a newborn. Berry didn’t even have that awkward period where her missing teeth made her look stupid. She skipped right past that time of life that ordinary mortals faced. Berry went from cute kid to gorgeous teen heartthrob to knock-down gorgeous.
What is it with Hollyweirdos who want to jump on the racism bandwagon? I’m thinking Berry’s problem is two-fold. First, she can’t keep up with kids. In Losing Isaiah, Halle plays a crackhead who loses her child. From Imdb:
Khaila Richards (Halle Berry), a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin (Jessica Lange), and her husband, Charles (David Strathairn). Years later, Khaila has gone through rehab and holds a steady job. After learning that her child is still alive, she challenges Margaret for the custody.
In her latest film, Kidnap Berry plays a mother who will stop at nothing to rescue her kidnapped son.
The woman can’t seem to keep her children. But when it comes to men, real life is worse than the movies. Berry can’t keep a man!
As HuffPo wrote of Berry in 2014,
The Oscar winner finalized her divorce from fellow actor Olivier Martinez in December. The couple, who were married for two years, have one son together. Prior to that relationship, Berry, 50, was in a long-term relationship with model Gabriel Aubry with whom she has a daughter, Nahla, though the two never married.
“I’ve often felt guilty and responsible. I’ve suffered a lot of pain and anguish,” “The Call” actress continued.
Prior to Martinez, Berry was married to R&B crooner Eric Benet and New York Yankees slugger David Justice. As the article suggests, Halle’s exes don’t look fondly on their relationship with Berry.
When Berry and Martinez announced their plan to divorce in 2015, Justice took to Twitter with harsh words for his ex: “Yup..Me,Eric,Gabriel and Olivier were all her ‘Knight in Shining Armor’,until it ends..Then we all become the worst guys in history,” he wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Benét backed up the athlete tweeting “My man at @23davidjustice is tweeting some truth dis’ mornin’!”
It appears Berry comes to very different conclusions in retrospect.
Though Berry lost her faith in fairy tales, the actress has found a new perspective. “In every one of those situations, as hard — and sometimes embarrassing — as it was, I learned so much about myself,” she said. “Those relationships provided me with lessons that got me to where I am right now. For that, I’m grateful. But it has been hard. It’s been a difficult part of my life.”
Sometimes people make their lives difficult. What in the world could Halle Berry complain about, at least on paper? I’m sure she would describe being married to a pro baseball player, a multi-platinum recording artist, and an international movie star as “her cross to bear”. Most women would give their first born to be married to any one of those very handsome, accomplished men. But Berry still finds room to complain about RACISM!
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