Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

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  1. Neph

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    Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

    US actress Scarlett Johansson has pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character following a backlash from some members of the LGBT community who believed the part should have gone to a transgender actor.


    Johansson had agreed to take a role in Rub & Tug as Dante "Tex" Gill — a real-life American crime kingpin who used his massage parlour as a front for prostitution in the 1970s and 1980s.

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    PHOTO: Dante Gill was born a woman but identified as a man. (AP: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


    Gill was born a woman but identified as a man. It was the second time Johansson, an American of European descent, found herself in the middle of a casting controversy after appearing in 2017 film Ghost in the Shell — in a role originally conceived as a Japanese character.

    Johansson said she had decided to withdraw from Rub & Tug for ethical reasons.

    "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 realise it was insensitive," she said in a statement to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender magazine, Out.






    I love the twitter posts, this shit is getting awesome. One giant dumpster fire after another. I can't believe people would be upset at an actor/actress playing a role.
     
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    I am not disgusted that they would put pressure on her to quit the movie, I am disgusted that it worked.
     
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    Smart on her part. She's way too smoking hot to ever be believable as a man.
     
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    What other leading star trans men would they cast for the role?



    Straight people are still allowed to play gay characters right? What's the difference?
     
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    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Have you seen Charlize Theron in Monster? It's not that hard to transform.
     
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    Except for the voice. She's got a low, dude voice.
     
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    ok Laura, quit stealing black ladies clapping when talking.
     
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    Some on the right would say that's what they did with Sean Penn.

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    I thought all the women that worked in Hollywood were really dudes... at least that's what someone in the Mayberry told me.
     
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    We need to find the most physically and mentally disabled minority who is non-binary and they can just tell everyone else how to live their lives and what is ethically right and wrong.
     
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    I heard that those people call themselves Australian.<Moves>
     
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    Should have told them to go fuck themselves and knocked that role out of the park.
     
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    Unless she went full Theron for her transformation. Maybe she planned some strategic weight gain...
     
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    How many transgender actors are there?

    Are any of them any good?

    Shouldn't it go to the person that best suits the role?

    It's not like they're getting a Japanese guy to play someone from Africa or something.

    It's ScarJo, you'd think maybe they'd want to be represented by someone who's both beautiful aswell as talented and a feminist to boot.
     
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    No one wants to listen to Jaden Smith.
     
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    You want your propaganda film to star some trans nobody or a Hollywood megastar? These morans are committed to making the wrong decisions at every turn, they're the IRL George Costanza.
     
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    LOL

    You have to wonder who the fuck they would accept? Anything less than a transgender actress, is a no go? Can't say there are too many out there to choose from...if any. Do they not understand the very basic definition of "performance art"? It's not a documentary, you morons.
     
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    people have lost their fucking minds...
     
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    lol at talking about "privilege" when tweeting from their iphones that casting in a Hollywood movie is enough to ruin their day. #thestruggleisreal

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