BREAKING: Scarlett Johansson Withdraws From Transgender Role in “Rub & Tug”

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OUT has exclusively reported that after drawing intense criticism for accepting a role in the movie Rub & Tug, Scarlett Johansson has withdrawn from the project.

“I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues,” she said. “While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante’s story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a transgender person, and I am thankful that this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film.”