Scarlett Johansson blasted for casting comments | USA TODAY

Scarlett Johansson blasted for casting comments | USA TODAY

Scarlett Johansson is under fire again for comments about which roles she should be allowed to play.

Almost exactly a year ago, the actress dropped out of the film “Rub and Tug,” following a heavy backlash that argued a cisgender woman should not play a transgender man. In 2017, Johansson was also criticized for “whitewashing” Japanese manga with her role in “Ghost in the Shell.”

“Acting goes through trends,” Johansson said in a recent interview with As If. “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. There are a lot of social lines being drawn now, and a lot of political correctness is being reflected in art.”

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  1. Sara Wilcker

    So she's under Fire for basically saying that since she's an actress, she should be allowed to play any role? Why would anyone have a problem with that? It's acting. You're pretending to be something you're not anyway.

  2. HippieSkippy100

    I’m just here enjoying the hypocrisy of people who are blasting a white straight woman because she was chosen to play a trans man, YET applauded casting a black girl to play a Danish created folklore called The Little Mermaid, who is obviously a ginger.

    This world is getting over run by spoiled kids who never look at their own reflection.

    Edit: Oh and I’m going to be called a racist, for having an opinion that makes sense🙄

  3. #Anti-Federalists#USA

    In every business as time goes by we can select our clients and Jobs. If we don’t want a particular contract, we don’t have to take them if we don’t want to do a job we don’t have to take it either. But saying that I should be allowed to take on any job because it’s my profession is saying that there is no competition out there that should be treated fair and equally and that my company is best qualified therefore should have first debs. That is Ludacris and narcissistic.

  4. snappytoetapper6

    This has all gotten so far out of hand. Does everyone realize she played an Alien in a recent film? I'm sure we're going to get a written reprimand from TAAG! That's the Alien Actor's Guild for playing an… Illegal Alien!
    We turned off our Cable eight years ago. Television is unwatchable because of the crap that's supposedly watchable. We go to the movies four times a month because we want to be entertained. We don't want to know about the latest " Butt Hurt" fan or group who has found something else to whine about because they have no life.
    Hello people! Psssssst! Go look up the definition of actor and then go away….

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