Twitter: Why is Scarlett Johansson ‘cancelled’? Controversy from 2018 resurfaces!

Ella Kipling

Following a Times article about Cancel Culture, people have taken to Twitter to discuss the actors and actresses mentioned in the article.

Among them, was Scarlett Johansson, who the article said was ‘cancelled for defending herself against critics’.

However, people were quick to point out that Scarlett’s career is still very much alive and kicking, and that she was never really ‘cancelled’.

Others wanted to find out more about why Scarlett was cancelled two years ago. Read on for more details.

What was Scarlett Johansson ‘cancelled’ for?

The article in question mentioned when Scarlett was cast to play a transgender man, and faced criticism from people who stated that the role should be played by someone who is actually transgender.

She said: “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.”

However, Scarlett did eventually step down from the role, and she told her decision was made “in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting”.

What do Twitter users think?

Fans were quick to point out that Scarlett is still a successful actress, so the term ‘cancelled’ isn’t quite appropriate. One wrote:

“Okay, what the f**k is their definition of cancelled? Last year a Scarlett Johansson movie made 2.8 billion dollars and earlier this year she got two Oscar nominations.”

Another wrote: “Poor Scarlett Johansson, who was so cancelled that she could only manage to be nominated for ‘Best Actress’ and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ in 2020. Will the persecution never stop?”

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