Trevor Noah Explains What Scarlett Johansson Isn’t Understanding About Representation

Trevor Noah Explains What Scarlett Johansson Isn’t Understanding About Representation
Scarlett Johansson’s complicated history with representation in Hollywood was back in the news this month after a cover story interview with As If magazine quoted the actress as saying, “You know, as an actor I should be able to play any person, or any tree, or any animal, because that’s my job and the requirements of my job.” Johansson became one of the biggest faces of Hollywood’s whitewashing problem after starring in the Japanese manga adaptation “Ghost in the Shell.” The actress generated further outrage by signing on to star as real-life trans figure Dante Tex Gill in the feature film “Rub & Tug,” a role she walked away from due to industry backlash.

The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah spent some time during his July 17 episode addressing Johansson’s recent comments and attempting to explain what the actress isn’t understanding about Hollywood representation. Johansson later
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