Scarlett Johansson Pulls Out Of Transgender Film

6 months ago by admin

The Huffington Post confirms that Scarlett Johansson has pulled out of the upcoming film, “Rub and Tug.” The actress was set to play the lead role of Dante “Tex” Gil, a transgender man and massage parlor owner in the Rupert Sanders directed film. Scarlett’s Friday announcement comes after swift backlash from the transgender community on social media.

Johansson said, “I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a transgender person, and I am thankful that this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film.” The actress admitted she mad a mistake and that all artists should be “considered equally and fairly.” She continued in her statement, “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 realize it was insensitive.”

It has yet to be revealed who will replace Johansson.

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