• Scarlett Johansson Drops Out of Transgender Role in the Film ‘Rub & Tug'

    2 days ago - By Fortune

    Scarlett Johansson will no longer star in the film Rub & Tug , after she was criticized for taking on the role of a transgender man.
    The actress faced sharp criticism on social media when the project was announced on July 2, with online critics arguing that the role should have gone to a trans performer.
    On Friday, Johansson released a statement saying she won't be taking part in the film after all.
    “In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” Johansson said in a statement to...
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  • Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of movie 'Rub and Tug' after backlash against her playing a transgender man

    2 days ago - By Chron

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    Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of the movie "Rub and Tug," in which she would have played Dante "Tex" Gill, a transgender man who used a massage parlor as a front for prostitution in the 1970s.
    Johansson faced backlash for her casting.
    Scarlett Johansson is withdrawing from "Rub and Tug," the movie in which she was cast as Dante "Tex" Gill, a transgender man who gained money and power by using a massage parlor as a front for prostitution in 1970s Pittsburgh. Johansson received backlash for her casting as a trans man, including from the transgender community.
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  • Scarlett Johansson quits trans film “Rub and Tug” after backlash

    3 days ago - By Fast Company

    It's a wise move given Johansson's history with controversial casting.
    Scarlett Johansson has exited the film Rub and Tug after her casting as a trans man sparked backlash.
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  • Scarlett Johansson has dropped a trans role in movie 'Rub & Tug' after intense backlash

    Scarlett Johansson has dropped a trans role in movie 'Rub & Tug' after intense backlash

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Johansson's controversial casting as Dante "Tex" Gill, a trans man, was met with an immediate outcry from those who believe that trans roles should be played by trans actors.
    Anger grew after the actress' initial public response was widely viewed as insensitive.
    A week into the casting backlash, Johansson has pulled out of "Rub & Tug."
    Actress Scarlett Johansson's casting in the true story of trans man Dante "Tex" Gill in the upcoming film "Rub & Tug" was met with widespread dismay from many who believe that trans roles should be played by trans actors.
    While social media and commentators...
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