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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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# 1

People are way too sensitive these days and go overboard.

# 2

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

# 3

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.

# 4

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

# 5

@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.

# 6

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”

# 7
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# 8

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

# 9

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

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

Living in a box @ 01/30/2014 at 2:04 am

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.

take money them object later

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

Candelaria Schank @ 01/30/2014 at 3:57 am

I think that she does not cut her tie even Media is so critized her issue.
http://goarticles.com/article/Get-Stamina-And-Increase-Libido/8366793/

Good for her. Beauty and brains.

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

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

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

Good for her.

Good for her.smart & beautiful.

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.

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

IloveISRAEL @ 01/30/2014 at 8:18 am

ISRAEL LOVES YOU! good for you ♥♥

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$$$$$$$$$ @ 01/30/2014 at 8:30 am

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

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