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  1. Scarlett Johansson

    Scarlett Johansson Criticized for Transgender Role

    The decision to cast the actress as real-life trans crime boss Dante “Tex” Gill in the mafia drama Rub & Tug has been panned for perceived insensitivity. Johansson was previously slammed for playing a character usually portrayed as Asian in Ghost in the Shell by the same director. “I wouldn’t be as upset if I was getting in the same rooms as Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett for cis roles,” tweeted transgender actress Trace Lysette. Johansson’s representative suggested critics be “directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.”

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