Scarlett Johansson Selling Soda Machines Is Destroying The Middle East (Or Something)

The Superficial / January 30, 2014

The last time Scarlett Johansson got involved with politics, she might as well have fucked Sean Penn in the middle of the White House Correspondents Dinner, and before that, she was running around telling people Obama was her e-mail boyfriend. So let’s just say her track record isn’t exactly the greatest which is why it really shouldn’t be a surprised that she was basically asked to quit being an Oxfam ambassador after agreeing to shill for SodaStream who maintains a factory in the highly-contested West Bank of Israel. Via Mediaite:

SodaStream has a large factory presence in the West Bank, while Oxfam boycotts trade from Israeli settlements. The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement quickly called on Oxfam to drop Johansson over the sponsorship, which Oxfam did on Thursday.
“Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years,” read Oxfam’s statement. “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.”

And by “fundamental difference of opinion,” they mean Scarlett Johansson realized soda water pays way better than pretending to know what the fuck is even happening in the world. She’s sure Israel and Packistine will get over whatever it is they’re fighting about anyway. How bad can it be?

Remember when Scarlett Johansson said she’s tired of being a sex bomb and would prefer to be anonymous? Remember that? She’s blowing a straw in a soda commercial during the goddamn Super Bowl. Let that marinate.

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