Scarlett Johansson Is No Longer Playing A Trans Man In A New Movie & Twitter Has THOUGHTS

Announced in a statement provided to Out.com on Friday, July 13, Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of the film Rub & Tug. In the film, the actor was cast to play transgender man Dante ‘Tex’ Gill. In the statement, Johansson said:

The project’s announcement on July 3 was followed by backlash over Johansson’s role. Later that day, Johansson’s rep issued a statement addressing the backlash to Bustle: "Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment."

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