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

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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 Withdraws From Rub & Tug Role as Trans Man

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After a warranted online backlash for Scarlett Johansson's casting as a trans man in an upcoming movie, the actress has announced she will no longer be participating in the film.
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Scarlett Johansson Will No Longer Portray Transgender Man in Rub and Tub Following Backlash

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Scarlett Johansson said she is dropping out of the film Rub and Tub , where she was set to play a transgender man, after facing intense backlash from the LGBTQ community.
Johansson had signed on to portray Dante Tex Gill, a transgender man who owns a massage parlor, in Rupert Sanders' upcoming film Rub and Tub. When Johansson's role was announced, many took to social media to complain, calling the casting tone deaf and arguing that a trans actor should be given the opportunity to tell the story.
WHY CAST SCARLETT JOHANSSON AS A TRANS MAN WHEN YOU COULD JUST CAST A TRANS MAN AS A TRANS...
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Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash

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NEW YORK - Scarlett Johansson has pulled out of the film “Rub & Tug” after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash.
In a statement to Out.com on Friday, Johansson says she's withdrawing from the project “in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting.” Last week, Johansson said she would star as Pittsburgh 1970s and '80s prostitution ring leader Dante “Tex” Gill, who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man.
When transgender actors and advocates questioned the casting, Johansson initially responded with a statement that criticism “can be...
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Scarlett Johansson Drops Out of Role as Trans Man

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Scarlett Johansson drops out of *Rub & Tug*. “I've learned a lot,” Johansson says, of backlash to her casting as a trans man.
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Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of movie 'Rub and Tug' after backlash against her playing a transgender man

Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of movie 'Rub and Tug' after backlash against her playing a transgender man

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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.
Johansson issued a...
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