Scarlett Johansson demands James Franco to return her Time's Up pin

Lawrence Kim
January 22, 2018

Johansson ended her speech by promising that she's not going to be polite about abusers any more.

James Franco publicly supporting the #TimesUp campaign at the Golden Globes.

"When the Palestinian American Women's Association (PAWA) was approached by the Women's March Los Angeles Foundation to participate in this Saturday's anniversary event, the invitation to include a Palestinian women's organization was a welcomed step toward building a more aware and intersectional movement", said their statement.

Johansson also said she was a "supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction between a democratic Israel and Palestine".

Franco has denied the allegations levied against him, but acknowledged that he wants to "fix" a situation if he's "done something wrong".

Scarlett Johansson was one of many celebrities to address the crowd at the Women's March.

"I want my pin back, by the way".

Scarlett's comments come two weeks after James wore a Time's Up Pin to the 7 January Golden Globes ceremony.

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"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?" she asked.

Scarlett Johansson speaking at the Women's March.

"No more pandering", Johansson stated. "I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in it that much".

Johansson and Portman were just two celebrities who joined hundreds of thousands of women across the United States on the anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency.

Of her own behaviour, she said she had previously felt the need to be polite to the powerful in order to get along. When the film was released, "I opened my first fan mail to read a rape fantasy that a man had written me", Portman said. "I understood very quickly, even as a 13-year-old, that if I were to express myself sexually I would feel unsafe and that men would feel entitled to discuss and objectify my body to my great discomfort".

"Beautiful weather all over our great country, a ideal day for all Women to March", he wrote.

The American Women rights marches went on throughout the week-end despite the Palestinian organisation's boycott, aiming to build on the movement launched past year when more than three million people turned out nationwide to voice opposition to Trump. I'm here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it's off.

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