Scarlett Johansson has opened her mouth again, and thankfully this time it’s not to sing. Woody’s muse is speaking out against the media’s recent obsession with her emails to Barack Obama, and their frenzied reaction and exaggeration of their e-lationship. And she makes a good point, one that the candiate she chose not to support may agree with. “It seemed to me to be like a product of extreme sexism,” ScarJo said, “and I kept thinking to myself, ‘God, if this was just, like, Kal Penn or George Clooney or any of the other [Obama] surrogates or supporters … there wouldn’t be [any] question about it. Nobody would even talk about it.”
To clarify, if George Clooney was sending Barack Obama adoring emails, we’d be the first to gush about it and blow the notes significance way out of proportion. But yes, ScarJo’s got a point. No one’s ever accused Ben Affleck of trying to bone all the politicians he drools over. Sadly, the media’s obsession with a hot chick emailing a politician got in the way of them actually covering the unique thing she’s accomplished – being a politically active young person. Besides, everyone knows she’s into Penelope Cruz anyway. [ET]
Check out photos of Scarlett and Penelope at the Los Angeles premiere of Woody Allen‘s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
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