During the recent Women’s March that took place on Saturday (January 20), Scarlett Johansson was invited to speak on the March along with few other celebrities. During her speech, Scarlett Johansson called out to Hollywood actor James Franco for being a hypocrite and continued her speech to justify the claim. The actress later added to her sentence saying, “I want my pin back by the way.”
Ever since the Golden Globe Awards, which showcased men and women from the Hollywood industry flooding the cause of the ‘Time’s up Movement’ with their black attire and Time’s Up pins, there have been some stories of actors claiming to be allies to the movement when in fact previous cases show otherwise.
The actor to be targeted, James Franco, who had won a Golden Globe award, wore a Time’s Up pin while claiming his prize. In addition to the award, he garnered a lot more attention on social media for the pin James had worn. Later the actor was accused of sexual misconduct of five women, though all claims were denied by the actor.
This time, however, Scarlett Johansson, who is one of the original signers of the movement and a major donor, addressed the actor publically at this year’s Women March. Even though Scarlett Johansson didn’t mention the actor’s name directly during the speech, later sources close to her confirmed the fact that she, in fact, was referring directly to James Franco when she said, “How could a person publicly stand by an organisation that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” After this, the actress demanded her pin back.
Scarlett Johansson calls out James Franco at the #WomensMarch2018 for taking advantage of his young female acting students and then wearing a Times Up pin to the Golden Globes pic.twitter.com/RjCUT6en27
— conor (@ConorFerrin) January 21, 2018