Scarlett Johansson’s most controversial moments about being politically correct
Scarlett Johansson is one of the world’s highest-paid actresses. She is also one of the most controversial women in Hollywood.
Scarlett Johansson has been quite a controversial figure throughout her successful career. Let’s check out some of the most interesting and controversial moments.
Scarlett Johansson spurs controversies during #MeToo as she supports Woody Allen
Top on the list is Johansson going against the allegations made against Woody Allen. According to Johansson, Woody’s an ethical man. She has been with him throughout his probably darkest episode. “I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him,” Johansson said. She worked with him in Vicky Cristina, Match Point, and Scoop. Also, it is worth noting that the allegations were investigated twice but nothing came up ever since.
Scarlett Johansson gives rise to controversies for being a white female… playing a traditional Manga role
Scarlett broke all hell loose in Ghost in the Shell, a traditional Manga Asian series. Unsurprisingly, critics wanted to see an Asain play the manga character. Apparently, Scarlett Johannson’s a whitewasher – a white supremacist who oppose inclusivity. She did apologize though saying, “I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person,” she told the magazine. “Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive.”
Scarlett Johansson cast as trans. Apparently, enough transgenders aren’t hired for cisgender roles
Johansson was cast as a trans gangster, Dante Tex Gill for Rub and Tug. Critics aren’t too happy with the casting. Why can’t trans play the role? Scarlet thought so too and backed away from the project. “In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante ‘Tex’ Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” she said to Out Magazine. “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realise that it was insensitive.”
Scarlett Johansson should be able to play any tree, any animal, any person
Contrary to her earlier statement regarding casting for Dante Tex, Scarlett now thinks that is it ideal for art to be free of restrictions. “You know, as an actor, I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job and the requirements of my job,” she told the publication. This is where it all gets serious. Not just a year ago, Scarlett backed away from Rub and Tug.
“I feel like [political correctness is] a trend in my business and it needs to happen for various social reasons, yet there are times it does get uncomfortable when it affects the art because I feel art should be free of restrictions.” This makes sense. An actor would have to keep switching roles or perhaps couldn’t play any role if she had to act in accordance with political correctness. Unfortunately, Scarlett decided to correct media saying that her statement has been taken out of context. She later decided to clarify the ambiguity in her statements by being done with controversial discussions.“Yeah. I think I’m done speaking on that subject.”