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Well, this is trans-parently ridiculous

18 July 2018

12:12 PM

18 July 2018

12:12 PM

Goddammit, she’s buckled. Scarlett Johansson has pulled out of her role as a transgender character in upcoming movie Rub and Tug. Clearly no one has told her that the worst thing you can do is actually listen to the whining of the far-left. This is a disaster.

“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,” Johansson said in a statement. “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realise it was insensitive.”

Not only was this outrage is ill founded – it’s regressive.

In 2006, Felicity Huffman was nominated for an Oscar for playing a transgender character in Transamerica.

So, effectively, we have gone backwards.

We are more backwards in 2018 than we were in 2006. Brilliant.

We are more close-minded than we were 12 years ago. Winning.

A writer has been forced to resign for daring to suggest that actors should be free to act and pretend to be anyone. That’s not progress.

While none of this makes any sense, there’s one thing we know for sure: identity politics is being used by minorities to create cultural power. That doesn’t mean they are right.

Wake up, bowing to the demands of the SJW mob is absolutely not the way forward.

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