Scarlett Johansson Resigns as Oxfam Ambassador Due to Commercial Controversy

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One 30-second spot has resulted in multiple controversies for Scarlett Johansson.

The gorgeous actress stars in a new SodaStream commercial, one that Fox actually banned from airing during Sunday's Super Bowl because it talks some trash to Coke and Pepsi.

The ad has also led to Johansson resigning from her role as an ambassador for Oxfam International because SodaStream maintains a factory in the West Bank.

And the humanitarian group opposes all trade from Israeli settlements, believing them to be illegal because they deny Palestinian rights.

"Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years," reads a statement announcing from the star.

"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."

Johansson had served as a global ambassador for Oxfam since 2007.

In this capacity, she has raised funds and promoted awareness about global poverty, traveling to such regions as India, Sri Lanka and Kenya to focus on the impact of traumatic disasters and chronic poverty there.

In response to the SodaStream issue, Johansson said last week she is a "supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine."

Oxfam is yet to comment on this flap.

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Its not just Oxfam thinks the settlements are illegal, the entire world does (including the US). Why is it illegal? Because its what Hitler was doing with Lebensraum, invading Poland, displacing/killing the locals and filling the space with Germans. One can only suppose that Israel paid Scarlett Johansson enough money to retire on now, because she's poisoned her own brand by siding with something so obviously unfashionable.


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