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Scarlett Johansson Super Bowl Oxfam

SodaStream ambassador Scarlett Johansson fights back in Oxfam row as she quits the charity


By John Glenday | Reporter

January 30, 2014 | 1 min read

Scarlett Johansson has gone on the offensive in an increasingly bitter war of words with Oxfam, declaring that there is a ‘fundamental difference of opinion’ between her and the international charity.

The comments came in the wake of criticism of the Hollywood actress for her promotional work with SodaStream at the upcoming SuperBowl, with accusations that the Israeli firm is infringing on Palestinian rights by trading from an illegal Israeli settlement.

In a statement issued by the actresses spokesperson said: “Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years. 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 is a global ambassador for the firm and will take centre stage in an ad for the firm at the Super Bowl on 2 Feb, a piece which has already courted controversy after being censored by the Fox network.

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