Scarlett Johansson breaks with anti-semites

A statement released by Johansson’s spokesman said the 29-year-old actress has “a fundamental difference of opinion” with Oxfam International because the humanitarian group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements, saying they are illegal and deny Palestinian rights.

“Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years,” the statement said.

“She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam.”

Excellent news.

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95 Responses to Scarlett Johansson breaks with anti-semites

  1. JC

    So she’s not just great looker , she also has a proverbial set. Good for her. Nice to have you on the team Scarls.

  2. duncanm

    she’s just doubled her hotness.

  3. Aristogeiton

    Must be over the Sodastream incident.

  4. Rabz

    I’ll be buying a SodaStream dispenser shortly and that decision has absolutely nothing to do with Johansson and everything to do with sticking one in the eye of the BDS nazis.

    Thanks for alerting me to this wonderful product, you braindead bigots!

    :)

  5. JC

    she’s just doubled her hotness.

    Doubt it. She’s 9.6834 on the Cat’s looks meter, so it’s impossible for a doubling. We’re not talking about carbon emissions here dunkster. This is the Cat’s very own looks meter where we apply hard science – not the tree ring circus by climate botherers.

  6. danno

    Bought a SodaStream on the way home …

    It’s the best I could do at short notice

  7. stackja

    Oxfam International because the humanitarian group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements, saying they are illegal and deny Palestinian rights.

    Oxfam International because the humanitarian group opposes all trade from African countries Israeli settlements, saying they are illegal and deny Palestinian African rights.

  8. JC

    I’ll be buying a SodaStream dispenser

    I dabbled in that stock a few years ago. Made a couple of pennies out of it too and got out before accusations accounting irregularity rumors.

  9. brc

    I’m sure she is in with the climate crowd and drives a Prius so it won’t end up in a banishment. I doubt she holds remotely conservative views about anything. I’m sure she probably campaigns for ‘marriage equality’.

    Still, she probably doesn’t mind being filmed in Oscar night gowns so that is two positive aspects to Ms J.

  10. JC

    I’d like to boy one of their contraptions but I just can’t hack the grief wifey will give me. She’s a food and drink Nazi.

    How could you, it sugared water and will kill you. What about all the good things you’ve done to stay away from crap food and soft drinks. Why give it all away now.

  11. Gab

    I love me some soda water and have been putting off buying one but now I have even more incentive thanks to the BDS anti-Semites such as OXFAM.

  12. Infidel tiger

    “She’ll never work in this town again. “

  13. Mayan

    Sodastream could do even better if they produced cannisters with nitrous oxide :)

    Sadly, the self-denying anti-Semites are everywhere. I broke a promising relationship, and consequently lost friends over just this issue. Kudos to Ms Johansson. She may well be spurned by her peers, but she stood for principle, which is a rare quality these days.

  14. JC

    I broke a promising relationship, and consequently lost friends over just this issue. Kudos to Ms Johansson.

    There’s no shortage of human beings, so form other relationships with decent ones. Fuck the rest and never hide you’re own beliefs and principles when they are trying to shove theirs down your throat. If you hear fascism, call it out for what it is. Fuck’em.

  15. In fact, buy three, and send two of them to coz, the poor soul. She needs a bit of nice Israeli fizz in her life.

    I’ll even shout her a pot of hommous to have with it.

  16. I’d like to boy one of their contraptions but I just can’t hack the grief wifey will give me. She’s a food and drink Nazi.

    You can use it to make soda water and bogus ‘mineral water’ that’s indistinguishable from the real thing. In fact, I have an enterprising friend who told me he was going to have a go at carbonating a bottle of Scotch.

  17. squawkbox

    Too broke to buy a sodastream, but as an act of homage I will watch Scarlett lounging around a Tokyo hotel room in her underwear in “Lost in Translation”. Does licking a plasma screen void the warranty?

  18. Infidel tiger

    Can you make tonic water with them?

  19. H B Bear

    Before the usual suspects start getting toooo excited, this is the same chick who was going out with Sean Penn, only the 2nd most annoying Left wing luvvie douchebag after Bono.

    She has a lot of ground to make up. Telling Oxfam to piss off is a good start though.

  20. Leo G

    Racial discrimination as a secondary boycott is a particularly virulent type of racism- a pro-active racism that purports to have the best of intentions, but often conceals a profit motive, invites confrontations and leads easily to intimidation and violence.
    Does Oxfam gain advantage by creating such divisions? Apparently it does.

  21. Gab

    Can you make tonic water with them?

    Lots of flavours including sugar-free stevia sweetened for the health Nazis conscious and yes even Tonic.

  22. JC

    Before the usual suspects start getting toooo excited, this is the same chick who was going out with Sean Penn, only the 2nd most annoying Left wing luvvie douchebag after Bono.

    Yea but she booted the sanctimonious douchebag.

  23. johninoxley

    They are global warming zealots as well. No donations from me.

  24. Infidel tiger

    She has a lot of ground to make up. Telling Oxfam to piss off is a good start though.

    If she gets her norks out in her next movie all is forgiven.

  25. Tintarella di Luna

    If she gets her norks out in her next movie all is forgiven.

    IT you’re such a soft touch, first a reprieve from Abbott now forgiveness for Scarlett

  26. Carpe Jugulum

    I have an enterprising friend who told me he was going to have a go at carbonating a bottle of Scotch.

    NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  27. .

    They don’t come any hotter than Scarlett. I wish she’d stop singing.

    I was thinking about getting a Sodastream but couldn’t decide on what model – spoilt for choice. Soda Club is one of Israel most successful multinational enterprises. Surely you couldn’t have a more endearing company?

    I’m not a fan of settlements but a humanitarian organisation making up an embargo – they are falling into a dangerous trap, and totally out of their remit.

    Like people born in Israel and Palestine – some people are born in the settlements. This changes everything to me, once someone is born. Most nations follow jus soli anyway.

  28. Tintarella di Luna

    for Abbott (gee this arvo I’m gettin’ my prepositions and co-ordinating conjunctions all mucked up – must be prepositionitis or conjunctionitis I’m going to see the pharmacist this evening.

  29. I have an enterprising friend who told me he was going to have a go at carbonating a bottle of Scotch.

    NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    I don’t think it was expensive Scotch, though.

    He also suggested a bottle of white wine. ‘Isn’t that champagne?’ he asked.

    I demurred.

  30. duncanm

    Doubt it. She’s 9.6834 on the Cat’€™s looks meter, so it’€™s impossible for a doubling. We’€™re not talking about carbon emissions here dunkster. This is the Cat’€™s very own looks meter where we apply hard science -€“ not the tree ring circus by climate botherers.

    Bollocks… it’s a logarithmic scale.

    She’s now 9.8417

  31. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    carbonating a bottle of Scotch

    The horror – the sheer horror……..

  32. duncanm

    The greatest worry about Oxfam is they apparently had a problem with:

    supporting economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine

    No money from me to you, Oxfam. Ever.

  33. Carpe Jugulum

    He also suggested a bottle of white wine. ‘Isn’t that champagne?

    whew, thats better. ;)

  34. .

    In response to the criticism, Johansson said last week she was a “supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine.”

    I am a fan of Ms Johansson’s views, because they coincide exactly with mine.

    Oxfam oppose this? – They are a compromised organisation should wind themselves up.

  35. Derp

    Can you make tonic water with them?

    Tonic with actual quinine and Scarlett. Sold.
    Bitter lemon, here we come.

    Can anyone confirm if the tonic is actually any good?

  36. No money from me to you, Oxfam. Ever.

    As a diehard second-hand shopper, I am proud to say that I haven’t set foot in an Oxfam shop since the one on Gloucester Rd, W2 in November 2007.

  37. Jannie

    What is amazing is that it is so newsworthy because ONE of the Elite has refused to toe the party line over ONE issue. They are accustomed to 100% compliance, so are genuinely surprised when somebody uses their own mind to come to a different conclusion.

  38. duncanm

    For those dirty old men (like me) – if you haven’t seen “Lost in Translation” you’re missing out.

  39. gnome

    Well if Scarlet Johanson… (Who the fuck is Skarlett Johansssen?)

    Do I need to know? Will I have to learn to spell his/her name correctly to get by in life from now on? Will I be seeing the name on a ballot paper soon, now that it is important to me, or has he/she been appointed by even higher powers to his/her high position, whatever position that is?

  40. Gab

    Well if Scarlet Johanson… (Who the fuck is Skarlett Johansssen?) Do I need to know? Will I have to learn to spell his/her name correctly to get by in life from now on? Will I be seeing the name on a ballot paper soon, now that it is important to me, or has he/she been appointed by even higher powers to his/her high position, whatever position that is?

    Why oh why do you let them in, Doomlord?

  41. JC

    Why oh why do you let them in, Doomlord?

    Sinc needs to place a height restriction, as gnome wouldn’t have got in with that idiocy.

  42. Carpe Jugulum

    Why oh why do you let them in, Doomlord?

    It’s quite quaint really.

    I’ve never seen a gnome wander in here wearing floppy clown shoes.

  43. Fleeced

    …going to have a go at carbonating a bottle of Scotch.

    Don’t think that’d work. Had one when we were kids, and you have to carb water without anything in it or it fizzes up rapidly when you inject the CO2… I suspect scotch would have same effect. Some other beverages might work. I might have to buy one just to experiment with…. for science.

    I must say, I’m surprised to see them make a comeback. They were popular when I was a kid, but they disappeared. They’ve come back big time in last few years.

    How could you, it sugared water and will kill you. What about all the good things you’ve done to stay away from crap food and soft drinks.

    You can get sugar-free flavours these days, I think – though if she’s a real food and drink Nazi, she’s probably opposed to fake sweetener as well. Of course, scotch and soda is a diet drink, isn’t it? Much healthier than scotch and coke. Tell wifey you want to drink more water for your health but don’t like the flat stuff.

  44. Fleeced

    Haha… I notice from Gab’s link they have “Energy” flavours… How long before it gets banned because some kid drinks a whole bottle of syrup and has a heart attack?

  45. Another fake charity bites the dust.

    If Ms Johansson can do it so can you Mr Hockey.

    Start with the ALPBC.

  46. Lochlinnie

    There is no-one more bigoted than a caring, sharing,” humanitarian”. Another perversion of our language on display.

  47. Senile Old Guy

    Can anyone confirm if the tonic is actually any good?

    Just tried some. Tastes like I remember (not having had real tonic for a while) so perhaps not a useful trial… (Hence my user name.)

  48. srr

    What is amazing is that it is so newsworthy because ONE of the Elite has refused to toe the party line over ONE issue. They are accustomed to 100% compliance, so are genuinely surprised when somebody uses their own mind to come to a different conclusion.

    ….and ONE little snowflake, ONE last straw, ONE horseshoe nail, ONE known only to God…such Only Ones, feature in wise men writings, for A reason.

  49. Richard of OZ

    What does show their hypocrisy, is that Sodastream has 3 factories (soon to be 4), and Palestinians are employed in all of them. Unlike arab companies in Israel, they pay their workers equal wages to their Israeli employees. Once again, irony loses out.

  50. We had a Sodastream for a while, but tended not to use it, so I gave the gas cylinder to a friend who has two Sodastreams and uses them all the time.

    Recycling. You read it first. Right here on the Cat.

    What a shame coz isn’t here today to celebrate with us.

  51. Harry Buttle

    OK Scarlett, that gets you across the line, I am prepared to marry you now.

  52. Oh Harry, it’s so nice to meet a fellow Brazil fan.

    Avoid holes in the floor.

  53. coz

    Johansson claims to be Jewish, but most people in Hellywood do, for obvious reasons

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffKJuV_-TlU

  54. Armadillo

    Crickey, did all you people miss your teenage years completely? Soda Stream is exactly the same as the old soda bottles. You inhale NOT carbonate – a quick and cheap high? Damn, Sinc really should consider a mirror website called ‘The Kitten’ so us youngsters can discuss the ‘cool’ uses for those small shiney gas cannisters. If those Thermomix thingys were around in my day, there would be hundreds of more uses for them by now.

  55. Armadillo

    so I gave the gas cylinder to a friend who has two Sodastreams and uses them all the time.

    If your friend is my age, yeah ‘sure he does’.

  56. Armadillo

    Hmm….could explain ‘Crickey’ instead of ‘Crikey’?

  57. Aristogeiton

    Armadillo
    #1172499, posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:08 pm
    Crickey, did all you people miss your teenage years completely? Soda Stream is exactly the same as the old soda bottles. You inhale NOT carbonate – a quick and cheap high?

    You get high from C02? You must be blazed 24/7.

  58. “I have an enterprising friend who told me he was going to have a go at carbonating a bottle of Scotch.”

    I am intrigued as to how that would turn out…

  59. JC

    Scotch and soda without the watered down taste plus bubbles, Sed. How else would it turn out?

  60. JC

    Crickey, did all you people miss your teenage years completely? Soda Stream is exactly the same as the old soda bottles. You inhale NOT carbonate – a quick and cheap high?

    We used to put the soda bomblets in a fire. I think they exploded from memory.

  61. I think there is only way to find out JC, someone has to carbonate some scotch and then we should do a controlled tasting… hahaha!

  62. ralph

    Time for me to make a donation to oxfam. Nice to see the usual absence of empathy on this site. How would you like the neighbouring state to construct a wall through your backyard and then construct houses on land they do not own?

  63. I’m with Gnome. Who is Charlotte Johanssen? (or whatever their name is)

  64. Gab

    LOL you’re hilarious, ralph.

  65. ralph #1172532, posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:26 pm
    Time for me to make a donation to oxfam. Nice to see the usual absence of empathy on this site. How would you like the neighbouring state to construct a wall through your backyard and then construct houses on land they do not own?

    Don’t make it a small donation. Give ‘em everything you own. Show some real solidarity with the Palestinians, man!

  66. duncanm
    #1172212, posted on January 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm
    she’s just doubled her hotness.

    Double infinity? Is that even possible?? Wowww!!!

  67. gabrianga

    I gave up on Oxfam when they employed a mining engineer whose sole job was to oppose mining projects in Indonesia and other South Pacific exploration applications.

  68. Mr Rusty

    Boobs.

    That’s all I can think of.

    What’s this story about again?

  69. entropy

    Oz farm are also one of the main agitators trying to bludgeon Australia into giving awayits Timor sea gas fields to East Timor. I have always despised them, maybe even more than those sell outs Amnesty.

  70. Fleeced

    Double infinity? Is that even possible??

    It’s possible, yes – but as soon as it’s more than is infinitely countable (i.e., more than the infinite number of integers with which to count it), it becomes uncountably infinite… in which case, I’m not sure how you distinguish double infinity from infinity plus ten (sure, there’s a difference, but who could tell?)

    At any rate, she’s hot, but lets not go overboard.

  71. Leigh Lowe

    I gave up on Oxfam when they employed a mining engineer whose sole job was to oppose mining projects in Indonesia and other South Pacific exploration applications.

    I gave up Oxfam when the dick-wad who ran the Australian chapter (Andrew Hewett) announced the Oxfam wouldn’t accept Howard Government money for reconstruction in Iraq.
    I wrote to him telling him he clearly had more than enough money so didn’t need my monthly contribution.
    I made it a lifetime ban when the fuckwit wrote back telling that “advocacy is a key part of the work of a charity”. He went on to imply at every turn that I didn’t understand the complexity of the world … blah, blah, blah.
    A Grade dickhead and I won’t go near Oxfam as long as my arse points to the ground.

  72. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    What’s this story about, again?

    Dunno. All I can think about is two piglets fighting under a blanket….

  73. rebel with cause

    Time for me to make a donation to oxfam. Nice to see the usual absence of empathy on this site. How would you like the neighbouring state to construct a wall through your backyard and then construct houses on land they do not own?

    Turned your house over to the local aboriginal tribe yet champ?

  74. jupes

    How would you like the neighbouring state to construct a wall through your backyard and then construct houses on land they do not own?

    Well if I was entering their land and murdering their civilians, building a wall to keep me out would be the least I would expect.

  75. I gave up Oxfam when the dick-wad who ran the Australian chapter (Andrew Hewett) announced the Oxfam wouldn’t accept Howard Government money for reconstruction in Iraq.
    I wrote to him telling him he clearly had more than enough money so didn’t need my monthly contribution.
    I made it a lifetime ban when the fuckwit wrote back telling that “advocacy is a key part of the work of a charity”. He went on to imply at every turn that I didn’t understand the complexity of the world … blah, blah, blah.
    A Grade dickhead and I won’t go near Oxfam as long as my arse points to the ground.

    Lee Rhiannon gave a very heartfelt speech lauding him in parliament, when he retired as Australian director of Oxfam. Tells you all you need to know really.

  76. .

    Richard of OZ
    #1172451, posted on January 30, 2014 at 7:32 pm
    What does show their hypocrisy, is that Sodastream has 3 factories (soon to be 4), and Palestinians are employed in all of them. Unlike arab companies in Israel, they pay their workers equal wages to their Israeli employees. Once again, irony loses out.

    I suspected as much, They actually help the Palis but Oxfam and misogynist anti semites don’t like a Jewish girl spruiking a firm that gives jobs and good wages to Palis…

    This is why tribalism is so fucking dumb. Oxfam are actually advocating for Palis to be unemployed and poor.

  77. At any rate, she’s hot, but lets not go overboard.

    So says the testosteronally challenged :)

  78. Leo G

    “Does Oxfam gain advantage by creating such divisions? Apparently it does.” Leo G

    “Time for me to make a donation to oxfam. Nice to see the usual absence of empathy on this site. How would you like the neighbouring state to construct a wall through your backyard and then construct houses on land they do not own?” – Ralph

    What was to be demonstrated? How Oxfam appeals to people like Ralph to gain an advantage from decisiveness?

  79. so I gave the gas cylinder to a friend who has two Sodastreams and uses them all the time.

    If your friend is my age, yeah ‘sure he does’.

    Actually, he does. He has a throat condition that causes occasional paralysis of the swallowing muscle.

    Oddly enough, one of the things that corrects this paralysis – which can be very painful, but is not immediately dangerous – is carbonated drinks of any kind.

    He learned this when he was admitted to A & E with this paralysis once, and the doctor on duty said he’d chance that first as a technique before recommending surgery to cut the offending muscle.

    It actually works. Hence the need for a good steady supply of carbonated water.

  80. Leo G

    Correction:

    What was to be demonstrated? How Oxfam appeals to people like Ralph to gain an advantage from divisiveness?

    Left leaning Spellcheck, I suspect.

  81. Paul

    She knows where her next Oscar is coming from.

  82. .

    Erm, she has Jewish roots. Plus there is plenty of “Ant Lowensteins” in the political elite in California, which overlaps with Hollywood.

  83. duncanm

    Oddly enough, one of the things that corrects this paralysis – which can be very painful, but is not immediately dangerous – is carbonated drinks of any kind.

    I get swallowing spasms when I first starting drinking a can of fizzy… interesting.

    Oh, and people are confusing the CO2 soda bulbswith the N2O cream-whip bulbs, when speaking of fun-times at the teen party.

  84. Fleeced

    Oh, and people are confusing the CO2 soda bulbswith the N2O cream-whip bulbs, when speaking of fun-times at the teen party.

    Yes – CO2 canisters will not give you fun times… it’s laughing gas you want for that – and that certainly isn’t carbon dioxide (though it would explain why the lefties want to ban it – maybe they’re equally confused)

  85. Tom

    Coverage of this story this morning by Fauxfacts was disgraceful, pretending that Oxfam had severed its relationship with Johannson when she axed them before Oxfam had even issued a statement on the matter, as clearly specified in yesterday’s Oz story:

    Oxfam representatives did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

    Johannson’s statement was not even mentioned by the Fauxfacts zombies, such is their arse-licking of the fellow Jew-hating BDS activists at Oxfam.

  86. Bruce of Newcastle

    Coverage of this story this morning by Fauxfacts was disgraceful

    Ah, so that’s where the ABC got it from. I was wondering. So they just spouted the Phage without checking the other side did they?

    As usual, tell the world what you want them to hear, don’t tell them what is really happening. Standard ABC modus operandi.

  87. nerblnob

    The BBC took a similar line tonight, going straight to a Palestinian spokesman who embellished on their story about Ms Johansson’s “fall from grace” and saying he was surprised Oxfam hadn’t sacked her already.

    Personally I’m not at all concerned about the “hotness” or otherwise of a movie star in a distant galaxy, nor who she gets her money from.

    As an occasional visitor to Tel Aviv, I suppose it’s fair to say that Jewish Israelis are Zionists by fact of being there, but they certainly don’t have uniform views on West Bank settlements and such. Maybe it’s different elsewhere in Israel.

  88. Supplice

    Oh, and people are confusing the CO2 soda bulbswith the N2O cream-whip bulbs, when speaking of fun-times at the teen party.

    No, its the CO2 bulbs that kids go for. At least, some of the ones I hung out with in my not too distant youth. Never tried it myself; not quite that stupid, but my guess the feeling is a bit like… asphyxiation. The auto-erotic kind, just without a belt.

  89. Jannie

    srr, that is very cryptic. Are you perhaps alluding to a tipping point?

  90. nilk

    How would you like the neighbouring state to construct a wall through your backyard and then construct houses on land they do not own?

    What about the wall that Egypt built? Or did you not know about that one.

  91. Infidel Tiger

    No, its the CO2 bulbs that kids go for. At least, some of the ones I hung out with in my not too distant youth. Never tried it myself; not quite that stupid, but my guess the feeling is a bit like… asphyxiation. The auto-erotic kind, just without a belt.

    C02 bulbs do nothing. You need the N20 bulbs.

    It’s called “nanging”and used to be all the rage.

    http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2802%2909611-3/fulltext

  92. Rabz

    Don’t forget Helium, peoples. The stuff that gives you the squeaky voice. We once commandeered a Mr Gaspo at a party for just that purpose.

  93. James in Melbourne

    Too broke to buy a sodastream, but as an act of homage I will watch Scarlett lounging around a Tokyo hotel room in her underwear in “Lost in Translation”. Does licking a plasma screen void the warranty?

    Damn you Squawkbox, some of us drink coffee while perusing the Cat. My keyboard now has coffee pooled under every letter.

  94. Gordon of 2902

    A deep breath in the dry ice bin fixes a hangover. SJ rox.

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