Cameron Diaz reacts to outcry over her ‘Esquire’ comments about choosing to be Child Free

Cameron Diaz has reacted to public outcry over her comments in the August issue of  Equire  magazine highlighting the fact she has no desire to become a mother. 

It isn’t the first time Diaz has revealed this tidbit about her personal life. She told Parade magazine essentially the same thing in 2009.  But this recent revelation in Esquire is new for a lot of people
The Sex Tape star told the magazine: 

To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for — I didn’t take that on. A baby, that’s all day, every day for 18 years,’ Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn’t make it an easy decision. I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother.

Diaz was shocked by all the outcry over her comments. In response to the heated opposition and debate over her personal decision to be childfree,  Diaz told an Australian news site, “people like to project.” 

She added, “I think (the reaction) comes from people wanting to feel good about their own decisions. Just because I don’t have children now, they might look at their life and think, ‘Oh, you have a choice? I didn’t have to do this yet?’
The Charlies’ Angels  actress continued“I don’t really feel the pressure of it. I have never declared anything about whether I will or won’t have a family. Or whether I will or won’t get married. I am a very present person. I am very happy where I am at.”
Top: Oprah Winfrey, Kim Cattrall, Cameron Diaz, George Clooney, Chelsea Handler, Bottom: Jay Leno, Ellen Degeneres, Renee Zelwegger, Margaret Cho and Janean Garofolo have all openly said they do not desire to be parents.
If she could re-do her career all over again, Diaz said she would have been firm about not sharing her personal life with the public. 
“ I would have just said to people, ‘You know what, that’s a very personal question. It’s really none of your business’.”
Nonetheless, Diaz hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of children.
“I don’t know the future but I am very open to anything that might happen. If I decide I want to bring a child into my life, then when that day comes I will do it. But it’s not one of those things that I concern myself with at the moment.”

I did a post back in 2010 about the struggles between those that are purposefully child-free and the challenges they face in a world that favors parenting and presupposes most people of child bearing years want to eventually become parents.  
Check it out if you can HERE.

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