Fashion By Sam Haysom2019-07-18 10:00:21 UTC If you were anywhere near the internet over the weekend, you probably heard about Scarlett Johanss
By Sam Haysom2019-07-18 10:00:21 UTC
If you were anywhere near the internet over the weekend, you probably heard about Scarlett Johansson’s latest controversy. You know, the interview where she said she should be able to play “any person, or any tree” she wants. Johansson later gave a follow-up statement saying her comments had been “taken out of context,” but by that point the memes were already in full flow.
Johansson has received criticism in the past for her role in Ghost in the Shell playing a character that was originally Japanese. She received yet more criticism a year later, when the news broke that she’d been cast to play a trans man in the movie Rub & Tug (a project she later backed out of).
Now, Trevor Noah has shared his thoughts on her latest remarks.
“For so long, Hollywood and the people who have defined storytelling in America, have defined it as stories to be told for and by white people,” The Daily Show host says in the clip above.
“All people are saying is, if there are these opportunities where it’s like, a Japanese character pops up, you saw how many people loved Crazy Rich Asians ’cause they’re like, ‘Hey man, just to see myself on screen’ — not in just a stereotypical fashion but just to see myself as a human being.
“We take for granted how much representation means to human beings.”