Ynet reports: “Scarlett Johansson says anti-Semitism behind criticism of SodaStream endorsement”
American Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson believes anti-Semitism is to blame for much of the fire she drew earlier this year over her endorsement of Israeli company SodaStream, which operates a factory in the West Bank.
“There’s a lot of anti-Semitism out there,” Johansson told Vanity Fair, in an interview for the cover of their May edition.
Johansson stuck with SodaStream when the endorsement became controversial in January. She ended up resigning her position with Oxfam.
From a celebrity site‘s report on the Vanity Fair story:
Only one fly in the ointment: The controversy over the Israeli company SodaStream, for which she is a brand ambassador, when it came out the company has a factory in the occupied West Bank.
[Writer Lili] Anolik hears the hurt in Johansson’s voice as she talks about being called “the new face of apartheid.”
“There’s a lot of anti-Semitism out there,” Johansson tells her.
Is that a quote from her about apartheid? If so, I think Annie Robbins got there first:
Sultry Scarlett Johansson is adding another image to her resume, as the new face of apartheid.
Apparently Johansson is in serious denial over her role with SodaStream. From another gossip site:
On the SodaStream controversy: “[I’m being called] the new face of apartheid. There’s a lot of anti-Semitism out there.”