Scarlett Johansson calls out James Franco at the Women's March: 'I want my pin back'




 

Scarlett Johansson was among the many actresses to speak at yesterday's Women's March, but few were as pointed in their remarks as the "Avengers" star. Addressing a crowd in Los Angeles, Johansson made a comment about men abusing their positions of power that was widely speculated - and later confirmed - to have been directed toward James Franco. Watch below.

Read More: Women's March 2018: Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson, and More Take to the Streets

"My mind baffles: How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?" she asked before adding, "I want my pin back, by the way."

"How is it okay for someone in a position of power to use that power to take advantage of someone in a lesser position? Just because you can, does that ever make it okay?"

Read More: Scarlett Johansson Returns As Ivanka Trump: 'There's A Special Place in Hell, and We're All There'

According to the Los Angeles Times, Johansson's rep confirmed that the remark was "meant for and referring to Franco."

Ending her speech, Johansson said, "No more pandering. No more feeling guilty about hurting someone's feelings when something doesn't feel right for me. I have made a promise to myself to be responsible to myself, that in order to trust my instincts I must first respect them."

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.
Women's March 2018: Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson, and More Take to the Streets
Oprah Discusses Time's Up With Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross, and More -- Watch
Ashley Judd Calls James Franco's Response to Sexual Harassment Accusations 'Terrific'
COMMENTS

More Related News

Escobar
Escobar's home lifts D-Backs over Dodgers, tightens NL West

The Los Angeles Dodgers surged into the NL West lead with a superb September, yet have struggled to shake the Colorado Rockies. Eduardo Escobar homered off Kenta Maeda leading off the ninth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks tightened the NL West race with a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday

Texas man accused of series of California homeless beatings
Texas man accused of series of California homeless beatings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Texas man was arrested on suspicion of killing three people and seriously injuring four in a 2½-week-long string of attacks targeting sleeping homeless men in Southern California, Los Angeles police said Tuesday, while authorities in Houston investigated him for the disappearance

NBA notebook:
NBA notebook: 'Some day' for Lakers, LeBron says

Team executive Magic Johnson lured LeBron James to Los Angeles with visions of restoring Showtime, but the Lakers are not quite ready for prime time. "Hopefully some day we can put ourselves in position where we can compete for a championship as Golden State has done for the last few years,'

Ryu has 3 of Dodgers
Ryu has 3 of Dodgers' 16 hits in 14-0 rout of Padres

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched six scoreless innings and tied a career high with three of the Dodgers' 16 hits, and NL West-leading Los Angeles routed the San Diego Padres 14-0 on Sunday.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Entertainment

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.