Skip to comments.Actress Scarlett Johansson Quits Oxfam to Support Israel
Posted on 01/30/2014 10:04:08 AM PST by Impala64ssa
US actress Scarlett Johansson has quit as global ambassador for Oxfam after the aid group deemed the role "incompatible" with her promotion of an Israeli firm that has a factory in the occupied West Bank.
Johansson, 29, appears in an advertisement for home drinks carbonation firm SodaStream, which is due to air during the US Super Bowl on Sunday. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll It has already been seen more than 4.5 million times on the YouTube video-sharing website.
The Hollywood star has worked for Oxfam since 2005 but the British-based aid agency said she had stepped down due to her role with SodaStream.
A statement released by Johansson's spokesman Wednesday said the 29-year-old actress has "a fundamental difference of opinion" with Oxfam International because the humanitarian group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements, saying they are illegal and deny Palestinian rights.
"Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years," the statement said. "She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam."
Oxfam responded with its own statement.
"Oxfam has accepted Scarlett Johansson's decision to step down after eight years as a global ambassador and we are grateful for her many contributions," the charity said in a statement.
"While Oxfam respects the independence of our ambassadors, Ms Johansson's role promoting the company SodaStream is incompatible with her role as an Oxfam global ambassador.
"Oxfam believes that businesses such as SodaStream, that operate in settlements, further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support.
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oops sorry, thats a bit big. It does illustrate why she’s such a big starlette though
I Disapprove of President Obama’s Job Performance.
I think she is a heroine and needs support.
You might want to tell OXFAM exactly what you think of their racist policies:
According to IMDb, her Mom is an Ashkenazi Jew, and her father is Danish.
Now it’s starting to make sense.
With any luck with all the yelling that Oxfam is doing, she can pull a full David Mamet.
Of course, her career would tank, but I’m guessing she’s got good residuals on her already ample filmography.
Striking ear rings !
Is this some kind of bust?
I just clicked on this thread to read the comments. I had no idea there would be pictures.
Put this one in the “stopped clock / blind pig” category. Otherwise, she’s a typical Lib.
Yes, ma’am, it’s very impressive, but we need to ask you a few questions.
earings? oh yeah she does have ears.
I think I’ve figured out why she’s popular.
“I just clicked on this thread to read the comments. I had no idea there would be pictures.”
and I mean that in the best way
Yeah she loves Obama and loves abortion, but on this one issue I say kudos Scarlett..she did the right thing
She’s finding out what happens if you don’t march lockstep with the Marxists. Won’t change the NY Jews’ votes, but may change her’s.
Pray America is Waking
I don’t want to be overly optimistic but there might be more going on in the Hollywood Left than it appears.
Something is clearly going on with ThunderNose retiring.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
She has ears??? I didn’t notice. :=)
See? Now that’s bravery!
All these entertainers love to talk about how brave they are for supporting gay rights and homosexual marriage and AIDS research and abortion and gun control and yada yada yada. That’s not bravery! Everyone they work with holds exactly the same opinion! How brave is it to take a position which all the most powerful people in Hollywood agree with? It isn’t! That’s the easiest, most spineless and gutless thing one can do.
Star- “Oh, I’m wearing this ribbon today to show support for gay marriage. I really feel we should all try to be more tolerant of people’s differences. Love is Love, you know.”
Host- “Wow, that’s so brave of you! You’re such a radical non-conformist!”
But, this? Saying you support Israel instead of the Palestinians? In Hollywood? That takes balls in her line of work. She’s going to pay for this. Critics who loved her before will start panning her performances from now on. Entertainment Tonight will no longer give her story time unless it’s to mention some embarrassing rumor or breakup. She actually risks being blackballed by her industry.
[She’s still a moron for voting for Obama but this is promising.]
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