Scarlett Johansson has again come under fire for her recent comments about her choice to play the lead character in the live-action adaption of the anime Ghost in the Shell.
The decision to cast a white woman as a beloved Japanese character immediately angered a lot of people, with many calling it yet another example of Hollywood's whitewashing.
In a conversation with Marie Claire published this week, Johansson says that she "certainly would never presume to play another race of a person," and that "diversity is important in Hollywood." She then pivots the conversation away from the topic of race to one of gender, explaining that "having a franchise with a female protagonist driving it is such a rare opportunity."
People were mad.
They noted how her comments came from a position of privilege.
And how it overlooks not only the importance of intersectionality in feminism...
But also the lack of representation for Asian and women of color in Hollywood.