Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Scarlett Johansson calls out James Franco at Women's March

Scarlett Johansson calls out James Franco at Women's March

"I want my pin back, by the way", she added in a final swipe at Franco. A few days later, the L.A. Times printed a report of five women accusing Franco of sexual misconduct. The Scarlett Johansson James Franco comments have made headlines for their IDGAF nature, and we're totally here for it.

The Time's Up movement, which the Avengers actress is an original founder of, was created by leaders in entertainment and politics to fund legal defence for people who have experienced inequity in the workplace, across all industries.

While she did not mention him by name, a representative for the star later confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that she was indeed referring to the Disaster Artist director.

"How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault, while privately preying on people who have no power?" she said.

He has since been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.

Social media was abuzz following her speech with many supporting her remarks. "Please never ever ask me why I left the film/TV business", read one of her tweets. I have no idea why she was upset, she took the tweet down and I can't speak for her'.

Others, including actors Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley, raised their allegations in a more direct manner.

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It remains to be seen how much the accusations and current atmosphere will affect Franco's awards future, and his career.

But then some people are slamming those people for slamming Johansson for slamming Franco.

'After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17-year-old?'

"With so much silence being broken by so many courageous people against so many high profile people, I felt it was important to add my story to theirs because it's something I've struggled with for a long time and it was ... it was very momentous for me to see this conversation finally carried into a public setting", she said. If I've done something wrong, I will fix it.

'That's how that works.

"I don't know anything about it". As far as the bigger issue of how we do it, I really don't have the answers. I'm here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it's off. "No more feeling guilty about hurting someone's feelings when something doesn't feel right for me", she said.

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