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Scarlett Johansson Ends Role as Oxfam Ambassador After SodaStream Controversy

Scarlett Johansson Ends Role as Oxfam Ambassador After SodaStream Controversy

Scarlett Johansson has cut ties with Oxfam after being criticized for her role as the spokesperson to SodaStream, an Israeli company that operates in the West Bank.

The humanitarian group criticized the 29-year-old actress for supporting the company as the group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements, as they believe they are illegal and deny Palestinian rights.

Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years,” her rep said in a statement (via AP). “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.”

A teaser for Scarlett‘s SodaStream Super Bowl commercial recently was released.

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  • Asdf

    People are way too sensitive these days and go overboard.

  • mike

    disgusting what people would do for money.
    glad she cut ties with Oxfam , shes a hypocrite !

  • SaadGKhan

    It’s funny they talk about Human Rights all the times but won’t give Human Rights where Muslims are involved… tho its a shame Scarlett doesn’t support Two State Trity but One can understand it wouldn’t be possible as Jews in America don’t support this at all.
    Its horrible that Jews doing the same to Palestinians from decades and decades now what Hitler did to them.

  • Phil

    Really the iraelis have ovens they are systematically
    Putting Palestinians in? Wtf are u talking about SaadGKhan?

  • RealTalk

    @SaadGKhan: There is no reason whatsoever to think she doesn’t support a two state solution, I would bet good money she does. Her statement says she doesn’t support boycotting Israeli businesses.

  • Dona

    Shut up if Israel will let the Arabs (don’t “palestians”) the right on our state they will throw the Jews into the sea more cruel than hitler so don’t give a @&#$^ about “your innocence”


    Latinas can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking.
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE OR A MEME! This is the absolute complete truth!!!!
    Latinas hide their mind reading abilities by having completely expressionless faces so they don’t accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don’t like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Latinas segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.

    Latinas also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.
    All Latinas are keeping their mind reading abilities a secret, they don’t want ANYONE to know they can read minds! They value hiding it more than their own lives!!!
    Try thinking, and visually picturing things as wild as you can when you are around Latinas, and look for Latinas who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, it works if you try enough!!!

  • hmmm

    Of course, Scarlett Johansson is a dumb hypocrite. If this company were Palestinian, she’d be up in arms.

  • D

    My respect went up for her 100%. Glad she didn’t allow herself to be bullied.

  • Rights

    She betrayed and caved for profit! She has no principle!

  • Living in a box

    Israel the country have over 40 nuclear, force America go war with Iraq, and now force America goes war with Iran. But thanks god, Israel have a new generation that doesn’t support their country. like Omer Goldman, she is really amazing young person.

  • assman

    take money them object later

  • M

    Please, she cares more about the money than charity. Duh. Soda whatever gave her money ox foam doesn’t. The end.

  • Candelaria Schank

    I think that she does not cut her tie even Media is so critized her issue.

  • Erik

    Good for her. Beauty and brains.

  • yul

    kinda lost my respect for this woman.. really thought she was stronger than that. what a disappointment.

  • danni

    i dont understand those hypocrite organizations.
    everything about Israel isnt moral and the palastinian are the Innocent.
    i think Scarlett did the right thing

  • Wurry

    Glad Oxfam ditched her. I do not go to restaurants who serve wine from occupied regions.

  • Kel

    Good for her.

  • Dan

    Good for & beautiful.

  • Mememe

    Oxfam gave her the option to get out, it’s not like it was optional. She makes uneducated mistakes in her press releases, like “supporting economic and cultural exchanges between palestinians and israelis” – basically a clueless perception that is not her own, but written for her by sodastream. And now she claims that she disagrees with Oxfam on boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israeli products (BDS) which is hilarious because Oxfam is not part of that movement, they only boycott products from illegal settlements, be that Israeli or from elsewhere in the World. It’s illegal to profit off of stolen property and in addition abuse of cheap labour that is a product of that illegal occupation. Oxfam should sue her for defamation in this statement. I thought she was smarter than this. And all you saying smart girl, get educated on the reality of the situation, and the lack of truth in her statements – as well as what criticism to her from Oxfam has really been about.

  • Truth

    She will never get a job in Hollywood if she is not pro-Israel. It is not about bulling or principles.

  • IloveISRAEL

    ISRAEL LOVES YOU! good for you ♥♥

  • sell out

    She’s Jewish (mother) and will always side with the corrupt Hollywood tribe that has turned this very average girl into a supposed sex symbol …if she wants to work.

  • IsraelLoves$$$$$$$$$

    Who in the hell would buy SodaStream anyway? Make your own soda ? LOL
    Who would trust the ingrediants ?

  • kelli

    politically, who cares. but she is obviously a smart woman and won’t back down from pressure. kudos to her.

  • leah

    I do believe in oxfam . I can’t believe she is choosing money over human rights . That’s ridiculous

  • lol

    The Israeil military bulldozed yet another old established Palestinian Bedouin town this week in the Jordan Valley leaving many families homeless and you won’t t hear about it on the jewish controlled corporate media in the US.
    & May those who turn a blind eye receive the same in their lives..Here’s hoping….praying hard lol
    Yes Scarlett tis very very smart indeed. Stick to yur guns gurl…lol

  • anna

    Well done Scarlett! Choose greed over human rights .

  • Hadasssah

    Scarlett knows where her matzo is buttered.

  • show me the money

    $$$carlett Johansson

  • Sum C

    Sodastream drinks has a large range, and can make the flavor strong or weak and even mix flavors. As with the little cylinders that have been replaced, we would tie a line between two goal post over the length of a football field, make a carriage for the cylinder to fit in and then puncture the cylinder- instant rocket!
    The new design type would be better if glass bottles could be purchased.
    As with negotiations in that region are always sensitive, it is best left to their own discussions. I don’t know if their swap ‘n’ go system for hydrogen stations is the most practical idea.

  • kidFromIsrael

    first of all , befor you say all of those things about israel you need a littel bit of knowledge about living in life full of terror !
    its very easy for you to critisize without knowing what are you even saying , so pls with the best meaning (i really mean it) do your homework befor you say all of this things
    best regards
    your friend from israel

  • Yo

    Get this jew off my visibility. Enough disproportionate dominance with these ilk. No wonder hitlers mein kampf is suddenly a best seller.

  • whatever

    you don’t omit news from whole populations unless you have something to hide
    for shame
    we want and deserve both sides of every story in a free society in order to decide for ourselves

  • 123

    @#36 – And what “ilk” do you belong to – the anti-Semite ilk??

  • GoodOnScarlet

    First of all, to call these areas occupied is a world-wide joke. There never was a palastinian state in the first place, these lands were in the control of various nations: jordan, the british (during the mandate) and the ottoman empire before that. all of which do not wish to get it back.
    Israel gained control of the west bank in 1967 after 3 arab countries forced israel to war (pretty much from every direction). israel won and trippled its size (most of the land was given back in peace agreements).
    so basically, if you’re saying that these territories are occupied, its as if saying that europe is occupied.

    About Scarlet, i’m glad she supported the company mainly for the reason that sodastream has about 550 palestinian employees that are paid MUCH better than in any job they’ll get elsewhere in their villages.

    i’d advise anyone who thinks boycotting israel is a good idea, to turn off any electronic device they have, because some if not most of the parts were either designed or manufactured in israel.

  • northwestnative

    @D: Your respect when up for her?? Mine went down – she’s nothing but a sellout who would rather make endorsement $$ selling some stupid soda machine than stand up for Human Rights!

  • history lesson from hell

    Where you once had a Palestinian family owned Olive tree farm with150 year old trees bulldozed and a family left to fend for itself in order to make way for a stucco cookie cutter subdivision you now you now have angry ‘terrorists’….get a jab at da soada factrie or shaddup! lol

  • Deut

    I’ve worked for a great german owned company that bought tungsten carbide cutting tips from israel, we manufactured seeding, nursery equipment and fruit handling equipment among it’s patents. Your a bigot to think every german is like that, more germans I have known are great humanitarians. It’s a little sad that israel has very powerful tanks and have armed guards at their schools, no country should have to have these measures, and not every country is subject to this type of humiliation. Since the introduction in some regions with gun cabinets, the incidence of children inflicted with accidental discharge of weapons has decreased dramatically. I haven’t heard of children injuring themselves here playing with bullets for 30 years.

  • Yo

    @Deut: Germans are fantastic and have a very proud history. Dont let the incessant propoganda and mind programming through the years get to you

  • Elise

    Anyone who dates Sean Penn can’t have good judgement.

  • Yo

    @123: Oh my, the term anti-semite is being thrown around here.. everyone run in fear before you are mistakenly confused as one..

  • Wanda

    I love her!!!!! And Oxfam is ridiculous. Everyone in Hollywood is Jewish and everyone in hollywood supports Israel!!!!! She’s a smart Jewish woman. pro-palestinians always boycott everything that has to do with Israel, they have nothing better to do. And Oxfam are the one’s who lost at the end. The commercial has almost 10 million views in 2 days, more than any other superbowl commercial. Wohoo!!! Go Scarlett!!! Go Israel!!!!

  • Maria Lunati

    Israel is the most advanced and modern country!!!! I went there once, and i want to go back so badly! I support scarlett, and obviously SodaStream is the best invention ever!!!!!!

  • 123

    @#45 – You still haven’t told us what “ilk” you belong to. C’mon, fess up.

  • UrineStream

    I love land thieves and I want mine stolen from me, but it’s bottled water that’s the best invention ever!— pure genius

  • Metafiction

    A bottle in front of me instead of a frontal labotamy.

  • Go Girl

    I liken the Palestinians to American Indian “savages” who had the audacity to try and protect what was theirs. They had no deeds or proof of ownership. They had no idea how to use law in order to take what they want.
    They didn’t even have a clue how to demonize your victim in order to take with a clear conscience.
    No one controlling and buying the story or writing the history.
    To the more powerful victor goes the spoils…unless it’s mine they are stealing,, of coarse . ; /
    You Go Scarlett. Strong Woman.WootWoot

  • Metafiction

    From sean penn to relations, turn over a new leaf as this is a year that could make all the difference.