Scarlett Johansson: John Travolta Isn’t ‘Creepy’ Or ‘Strange’

Scarlett Johansson was one of several young actresses auditioned to be Tom Cruise’s girlfriend (along with Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner, but not Lindsay Lohan who only wishes) which she ultimately turned down costing her a role in Mission: Impossible 3. So for her to turn around and defend John Travolta’s weird behavior at the Oscars proves his mindbeams are more powerful than we ever imagined. *wraps tinfoil around head* Nope, still want to give him a massage. SAVE YOURSELVES.

There is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta,” the actress said in a statement to the AP today. Explaining the above photo, Johansson wrote, “The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome. . . . That still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live. Yet another way we are misguided, misinformed and sensationalized by the 24-hour news cycle. I haven’t seen John in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him.”

Of course, none of this explains John Travolta’s obsession with repeatedly fondling Idina Menzel’s chin because the answer is man-like. He was obsessed with it because it looks like a man. You’d figure an international soda ambassador like Scarlett Johansson would’ve noticed, but when you soar with the eagles, sometimes the pigeons below tend to look a little pedestrian. – Disturbing Behavior, 1998 (Why the hell did I just use that quote? RELEASE ME, YOU WIGGED BASTARD!)

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