Meet the Celebrities Who Hate the Internet

PHOTO: Charlize Theron attends photocall to promote "A Million Ways To Die In The West," May 27, 2014, in London. | Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Poetic Justice Fundraiser for the Coalition For Engaged Education, May 28, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif.

The Internet, for better or worse, has changed our lives. For some stars, their lives have been made worse by the constant and often intrusive interest in their personal lives.

Charlize Theron is the latest celebrity to lash out at the web.

Asked whether she ever Googled herself, the Oscar winner told Britain's Sky News: "I don't do that, so that's my saving grace. When you start living in that world, and doing that, you start, I guess, feeling raped."

Charlize Theron Compares Internet Attention to Rape

PHOTO: Kristen Stewart attends the Clouds Of Sils Maria premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 23, 2014, in Cannes, France.
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PHOTO: Kristen Stewart attends the "Clouds Of Sils Maria" premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 23, 2014, in Cannes, France.

Asked whether she felt that strongly about the issue, she replied, "Well, you know when it comes to your son and your private life. Maybe that's just me."

Social media quickly jumped on Theron's "rape" comparison, with some calling her remark "disgraceful" and others demanding she apologize.

A rep for the actress did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

Theron is not the only star to take on the web:

Kristen Stewart

Theron wasn't the first celebrity to compare online media coverage to rape. Kristen Stewart issued a swift apology after making made similar remarks in 2010 during an interview with British Elle.

PHOTO: Gwyneth Paltrow speaks onstage at the first annual Poetic Justice Fundraiser for the Coalition For Engaged Education at the Herb Alpert Educational Village, May 28, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif.
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PHOTO: Gwyneth Paltrow speaks onstage at the first annual Poetic Justice Fundraiser for the Coalition For Engaged Education at the Herb Alpert Educational Village, May 28, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif.

Speaking about the paparazzi photos of her that end up online and in magazines, she said, "I feel like I'm looking at someone being raped. A lot of the time I can't handle it."

The 24-year-old actress quickly came under fire from fans to rape victims' advocacy groups.

"I really made an enormous mistake – clearly and obviously," Stewart, told People days after the quote surfaced online. "And I'm really sorry about my choice of words." She noted, "'Violated' definitely would have been a better way of expressing the thought."

Gwyneth Paltrow

Days before Theron's "rape" comment, Gwyneth Paltrow attacked so-called Internet trolls for posting nasty, anonymous comments online.

"You come across [online comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it's a very dehumanizing thing. It's almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it," Paltrow said earlier this week at a conference hosted by Re/code that delved into internet culture. "My hope is, as we get out of it, we'll reach the next level of conscience."

Paltrow added that the internet offers amazing opportunities to "mature and learn," but also "to project outward our hatred" through anonymous comments.

The 41-year-old actress quickly came under fire for her "war" comparison. Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain, tweeted, "Gweneth (sic) Paltrow is a joke. Her life is like taking bullets for a soldier. What a joke! My 2 sons serving in the military should talk to her." She later added, "Perhaps Gweneth (sic) Paltrow should go out on patrol with some soldiers. Kind of like a Red Carpet in her mind I guess!"

Paltrow has yet to respond.

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