Looks like Scarlett Johansson is in the middle of another casting controversy. She's rumored to be casted as Dante "Tex" Gill in the upcoming film Rub & Tug. This mob movie is about Dante, born Lois Jean Gill who identified as a man in the 70's ran a massage parlor. The director is also same who casted her as the lead in Ghost in a Shell, a Japanese film.
Twitter is not happy about this
And not only do you play us and steal our narrative and our opportunity but you pat yourselves on the back with trophies and accolades for mimicking what we have lived... so twisted. I’m so done...— Trace Lysette (@tracelysette) July 4, 2018
Just as I wasn't happy with Scarlett Johansson playing Japanese Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell, I am sure as hell not okay with her accepting trans roles which should have gone to actors who actually are. Also, just give trans actors and POC more roles in general. Damn. https://t.co/tovNFS1il7— Nina Bean (@mangostar20) July 4, 2018
scarlett johansson is gonna work with the ghost in the shell director AGAIN but this time she’s gonna play a trans man pic.twitter.com/G9BrZLbedF— maría (@brujasescarlata) July 3, 2018