I know that when it comes to celebrities there's always a good chance to hear something either incredibly witty or incredibly stupid coming out of their mouths - and as a general remark, I'd tend to point out the fact that it's more often the latter than the former. We've heard celebrities gush out all sorts of silly, ridiculous or plain dumb things that show in turn a complete lack of common sense (think of all the Jordan and Victoria Beckham penis talk) or a complete lack of even the most basic traces of general knowledge about the world - and I'm not talking rocket science here, but things a fifth grader definitely would know better. And when it comes to geography - it's a disaster.
Rihanna did it a couple of times, and now it's time for Charlize Theron to take the stand.
I'm not sure if the Oscar-winning actress is just very confused or plain dumb, but you can pretty much judge that for yourselves once I tell you what the story is. Charlize apparently did an interview with the Daily Mail in which she got all enthusiastic about the time she spent traveling with her boyfriend Stuart Townsend, and she went on and on about how beautiful Budapest was... until it turned out she had actually visited Turkey and was talking about Istanbul. Talk about geographic mix-up. Anyway, Charlize better hope her next movie won't be shot in Hungary, or she'll have some explaining to do to an angry horde of locals - I heard people in Eastern Europe can be quite fierce about their national identity. Well, people everywhere are fierce about foreigners at least getting the names of the major cities and capitals straight. But here's what Charlize stated at the time.
"We went to Turkey. When we got over there, we rented a car and we drove all the way to Budapest. By the time we got to Budapest it was like the Cannes Film Festival, I'd never seen anything like it" she stated, apparently ignorant that she in fact attended the Istanbul International Film Festival. Well, I mean, Hungary and Turkey are about 600 miles apart, it's easy to lose your way and end up in one and not the other right? But Charlize didn't want to leave it at that. She also described visiting a Turkish bazaar, which I think should have at least sent some alarm bells ringing. They don't call them Turkish rugs for nothing, Charlize. Maybe she just doesn't have enough money to buy one of those world maps with the names of the countries written across in bold red letters. Well, I've heard of weirder things happening...