Local celebrities Stephanie Sandows and Given Stuurman interview Charlize Theron and Elton John about HIV/AIDS, Stigma, Activism and the New MTV Shuga Campaign at the International Aids Conference.
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In an in-depth interview in Amsterdam during the International AIDS Conference, Charlize Theron and Elton John sit down with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Shuga stars Stephanie Sandows who plays Tsholo and Given Stuurman who plays Reggie.
Scandal! actress Stephanie also starred in MTV Shuga Season 5. She played a 15 year old character, Tsholo, aspires to having all the good “things” in life and decides to get them through a transactional relationship.
Given Stuurman, who also stars on Scandal! starred in MTV Shuga Season 5. Reggie, who was not attracted to girls, was grappling with understanding his sexuality.
In the below video clip, Charlize Theron speaks about the power of social media to eliminate stigma, how men and women can work together to fight for female rights and respect, the power of MTV Shuga to inspire change, and her hopes for young African women.
Elton John discusses his experience coming out in the 1950’s, the importance of speaking openly about sex, and why social media is so important.
Watch the below interview:
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