Scarlett Johansson condemned for playing transgender character! Have people lost their mind?

Highest paid actress of Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson faces a backlash from people as she is all set to play a transgender character in her next movie.

Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson condemned for playing transgender character! Have people lost their mind? Source : Press

One of the highest paid actresses of Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson is currently facing the wrath of people.

The actress will play the character of a transgender man in her upcoming film Rub & Tug which tells the story of a man Dante ‘Tex' Gill, who owned a massage parlour in Pittsburgh's underground sex industry in the 1970s.

It seems that Twitterattis are not happy with Scarlett portraying the role. "re today's ScarJo garbage news, resharing this month-long profile series I did on trans actors last year. hire these people" wrote one of the Twitter users.

While we don't think there's something wrong in it, there are some people who are supporting her.

"#ScarlettJohansson All you idiots bashing on Scarlett Johansson for portraying a transgender male in a film even though she is cis: This is not a documentary. This is a film. She is not transgender in real life, she is ACTING as one. That's what ACTORS do."

Scarlett also said in a statement that "Tell them (trollers) they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman's representatives for comment."

Well, this is not the first time the actress is facing a backlash for her character. In 2015, she was heavily criticised for taking the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi, a Japanese manga character in the film Ghost in the Shell.