Disney’s “gendered” attack.
Following Scarlett Johansson filing a lawsuit against Disney over the Disney Plus streaming release of Black Widow, now the feminists are accusing Disney of a “gendered” attack against the actress.
Hollywood female-led groups, including Women in Film, Los Angeles, ReFrame and TIME’S UP, have come to “defend” Scarlett Johansson following Disney’s official reply to the lawsuit.
The feminist groups released a joint statement accusing Disney of a “gendered character attack” against Scarlett Johansson:
“While we take no position on the business issues in the litigation between Scarlett Johansson and The Walt Disney Company, we stand firmly against Disney’s recent statement which attempts to characterize Johansson as insensitive or selfish for defending her contractual business rights. This gendered character attack has no place in a business dispute and contributes to an environment in which women and girls are perceived as less able than men to protect their own interests without facing ad hominem criticism.”