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Vote at the Guardian: Should Oxfam sever ties with Scarlett Johansson?

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“Sure, Oxfam. Let’s keep the dialogue going. What could happen?”(Graphic: Stephanie Westbrook @stephinrome)
“Sure, Oxfam. Let’s keep the dialogue going. What could happen?”(Graphic: Stephanie Westbrook @stephinrome)

The Guardian just launched an online poll on the ScarJo controversy. So far it’s a blowout: 87% of voters (number unspecified) says yes, Oxfam should sever its ties with its recently appointed “brand ambassador.” I suspect, though, that SodaStream’s friends have not yet mobilized their forces – look for a big surge in the “no” column when they do. Still, we should be able to win this one – vote now, and spread the word.

Poll closes in seven days (Tuesday, Feb. 4).

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I have a feeling that all this only helps the PR of SodaStraem PR. With so much publication it might end up rivaling Coca Cola….

Well now its 85% for yes and 15% for no, but when aipac see this it will probably end in reverse.

Good for the guardian to bring attention to this though.

I voted.

But how do you see the results?

I don’t think you voted. The same thing happened to me; I voted twice but no results appeared. My browser was blocking the cookies. I unblocked the cookies and when I voted a third time the results appeared.

I wholeheartedly support the call for Scarlett Johansson to sever all her ties to Soda Stream immediately. No lessening of Palestine solidarity pushback should occur until this is done. If she fails to do so in short order then the call for Oxfam to sever all their ties with her is also appropriate and essential. Her comments to date are not encouraging but we must ask ourselves if she has been “birthrighted”: has she been… Read more »