Vanity Fair reports that Scarlett Johansson wants to snatch back James Franco’s #TimesUp lapel pin due to his perceived hypocrisy when it comes women and sexual harassment. Look, she’s only worked with Woody Allen twice and it was before 2014 so you can stop sending her loan applications for that glass house, you catty kitties! Or not, she DID sort of refer to bad touching the underaged as “a lifestyle.“ Yikes.
Black Widow popped up at the second annual Women’s March: L.A. Edition yesterday and pointedly shaded Franco in her speech to the masses. Franco has recently been accused of sexual harassment and coercion by multiple women. This made his sporting a Time’s Up pin during his Golden Globe acceptance speech slightly problematic. He also physically prevented gorgeously-tressed The Room’s genius Tommy Wiseau from speaking his truth for which he should be equally castigated.
ScarJo didn’t mention him by name but was clearly referencing him. One of her reps later confirmed it.
Though she didn’t name him directly during her speech in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, a rep for Johansson later confirmed to the L.A. Times that the actress was indeed referring directly to Franco when she said: “How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” Pausing for effect, she then asked Franco for her pin back.
Speaking of problematic, if you were looking for a definition of the word, please see “Scarjo’s response to being asked about Dylan Farrow calling her out in an open letter about Woody Allen“ in 2014.
“I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me.”
Uh, and there was this…
“I’m unaware that there’s been a backlash. I think he’ll continue to know what he knows about the situation, and I’m sure the other people involved have their own experience with it. It’s not like this is somebody that’s been prosecuted and found guilty of something, and you can then go, ‘I don’t support this lifestyle or whatever.’ I mean, it’s all guesswork. I don’t know anything about it. It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other. “
ScarJo did mention there’s a “rage” inside of her yesterday when it comes to abuses of power and issues of consent. But “I don’t support this lifestyle or whatever” sort of betrays that whole rage deal. Maybe she’s changed her mind since, who knows. We won’t know until ScarJo goes through her Google Alerts and finds the pieces about this. You can watch ScarJo’s speech below, and fast-forward to 1:25 for James Franco-skewing.