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Scarlett Johansson Quits As Oxfam Ambassador

Scarlett Johansson has ended her relationship with Oxfam after receiving criticism for her support of SodaStream, which has a factory in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.

Oxfam says the settlements are illegal and deny Palestinian rights.

The actress’s spokesman said the 29-year-old, who was an ambassador for the charity, has “a fundamental difference of opinion” with the humanitarian group which opposes all trade from Israeli settlements.

“Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years,” a statement said.

“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.”


 

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