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Scarlett Johansson Released A Statement About Playing A Trans Man And It's Savage AF

Her new film role is very controversial and her comments aren't helping.

Scarlett Johansson is under fire this week for her new upcoming role in a movie called Rub & Tug. It was announced that Johansson was set to play a transgender man, which sparked a major controversy.  

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The issue here is that Johansson is a cis-gendered woman, meaning that she is comfortable with her gender and being heterosexual. Many people in the LGBTQ+ community were not happy with the movie castings decision, urging that Hollywood need to be more trans-inclusive. 

Now Johansson is speaking out about her role and honestly, her statement to Bustle was completely savage. 

It read, "Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman's reps for comment." Jeffrey Tambor earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role on Transparent in 2015 and 2016, while Leto won an Oscar for his portrayal of a trans woman in Dallas Buyers Club in 2014. Huffman was nominated for her role in Transamerica in 2005. 

As cis-gendered actors, their portrayal of trans people is exactly what has sparked this outrage in the first place. Many people are even more pissed now that Johansson released the statement because they feel it is disrespectful for trans actors in Hollywood today. 

Meanwhile, fans of the actress have been quick to defend her actions and statement. Others can see the flaw in what Johansson said but still love her work.

This isn't the first time ScarJo has come under fire for her role choices. In the past, she was criticized for taking on the role of an Asian woman in Ghost in the Shell. 

Source: Bustle 

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