Trevor Noah shares a thoughtful take on the Scarlett Johansson controversy

By Sam Haysom

If you were anywhere near the internet over the weekend, you probably found out about Scarlett Johansson’s newest controversy. You know, the interview where she said she must have the ability to play “anyone, or any tree” she wants. Johansson later offered a follow-up statement stating her remarks had actually been “taken out of context,” however by that point the memes were currently completely flow.

Johansson has gotten criticism in the past for her role in Ghost in the Shell playing a character that was originally Japanese. She got yet more criticism a year later on, when the news broke that she ‘d been cast to play a trans guy in the movie Rub & Tug(a task she later backed out of).

Now, Trevor Noah has actually shared his ideas on her most current remarks.

” For so long, Hollywood and the people who have actually defined storytelling in America, have actually specified it as stories to be told for and by white individuals,” The Daily Show host states in the clip above.

” All individuals are stating is, if there are these chances where it resembles, a Japanese character turns up, you saw how lots of people enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians ’cause they’re like, ‘Hey man, simply to see myself on screen’– not in just a stereotyped fashion but just to see myself as a person.

” We consider given just how much representation means to human beings.”

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