Halle Berry isn’t here for the trolls in her Instagram comments. The Oscar-winning actor posted a quote card to her grid on February 7 that reads, “Women don’t owe you shit,” and she captioned it, “& that’s on mary had a little lamb.”
Seems like something everyone would agree with, right? Well, of course, critics started flooding her comments section. Entertainment Tonight reports one follower wrote, “Says the women [sic] who can’t keep a man,” to which Berry iconically replied, “Who says I wanna keep the wrong man? Cuz…. I don’t.”
The responses just kept coming. Another troll posted, “Geesh Halle, had some trouble with men in your life??” Berry’s answer? “Nope, they had trouble with me.”
When someone else suggested women want men to take care of them, Berry quipped, “No man has ever taken care of me… EVER!”
And just in case she didn’t make her first point clear enough, Berry wrote, “Who said I wanted to keep them?” when another person said she couldn’t keep a man.
“I’m all about living your best life. If you make a wrong move, course correct and re-spin and start again,” she wrote, according to ET.
As Sophie Turner would say, and that’s the tea.
Halle Berry has two children: 12-year-old Nahla, whom she shares with Gabriel Aubry, and 7-year-old Maceo, whom she shares with Olivier Martinez.
“I have a 7-year-old son, and I have realized what my job is in raising him. If we want to have a future that’s different, that is where it starts,” Berry said at a Sundance Film Festival virtual panel last month, according to People. “You made me think of how many conversations I’ve had with him, say, since he’s turned five years old, about the differences in boys and girls, and I see how he’s taught to feel like he’s superior, at five, than girls are.”
She continued, “I’ve had to really break that down for him and give him a new perspective, and challenge those thoughts and ask him to identify where that comes from, and if he believes that or not and challenge what he’s subconsciously getting from somewhere. I can tell that because we’re having those conversations, he is going to grow as a deep thinker on the subject. He’s going to be determined not to just accept it. I keep challenging him all the time, like, ‘Well, why is that a ‘girl color’?”