Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash!
While she had earlier defended the role, 'The Avengers' star on Friday announced that her decision to pull out was made "in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting."
The Avengers' star on Friday announced that she had quits transgender role for the upcoming movie
"Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I've learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues," she said, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
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"While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante's story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a transgender person, and I am thankful that this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film," the 33-year-old added.
After people started criticising the 'Captain America: Civil war' star on social media for her role, Johansson had justified the same by pointing out that other actors who have played transgender characters in the movie have won awards for all their performances.
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