Scarlett Johansson Called Out James Franco During Her Women's March Speech And People Are Stunned
She held nothing back!
It turns out that therejoining in the accusations against James Franco. Over the weekend during the Women's march, tons of celebrities took to the stage to give some empowering and equally heartbreaking stories. We heard from actresses like Natalie Portman and Viola Davis to singers like Halsey.
Though there is one speech, in particular, that is getting more attention than the rest, Scarlett Johansson's. The actress most known for her residency in the Marvel franchise took the stage at LA's march to give an empowering speech, but she didn't just leave the crowd feeling inspired.
If you aren't able to slate a half hour to watch her full speech, Johansson called out Franco for wearing a Times Up pin to the Golden Globes. The star has recently come under fire after he was bombarded with sexual assault allegations the day after he showed up to the Golden Globes wearing a #TimesUp pin and proclaimed his support for the movement during interviews.
Since then Franco has kept a low profile after his New York Times panel for The Disaster Artist was. Though he did show up last night at the SAG Awards but held an extremely low profile. Johansson started the indirect slash at the actor by asking the crowd, "how could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?" Then followed it up with “I want my pin back, by the way," just in case you had any doubt it was about the Disaster Artist star.
While Franco has not responded to the comments, it's fair to assume he probably won't. Though many have noted that while Johansson's call-out was appreciated, many questioned her integrity. Considering she has worked with and protected some of the most notorious predators in the business, and still has yet to disassociate herself from them.