The good people over at I-D vice got an article from Marie Clare where Scarlette Johansson finally spoke out about her leading role in the Ghost in a Shell adaptation. Her point in the article below was basically that she took the role for feminist purposes. Look, men should not be speaking on too many issues regarding women. Its not our place to talk. Its our place to listen. However, this is some bullshit from her. This is the epitome of white feminism. White feminism leaves out women of color as well as Gay/Lesbian women as well. Often times, white feminist want this sisterhood with women but then fail to back Black women up on issues that matter to them.
I was never going to see this movie anyway. But this article pretty much cemented that thought!
Last year Scarlett Johansson was caught up in a conversation about whitewashing following her casting in Ghost in the Shell, the film adaptation of Masamune Shirow's classic Japanese anime. Johansson was brought on to play Major Motoko Kusanagi, despite the fact that she is not Japanese.