Scarlett Johansson Awarded Asian Of The Year In Hopes That She'll Be Cast Less Now
Talk about progress!
This past weekend, the Asian American Actors Association awarded Scarlett Johansson the prestigious Asian Of The Year award. In the awards ceremony, in which the Asian American community gathers to select one person who has demonstrated respect for Asian culture, the Alliance went with Ghost in the Shell actress Scarlett Johansson.
This year’s choice was hotly debated, spanning across actors and actresses who’d fought for Asian rights and battled racism in the school system. But the award went controversially to Johansson, in the hopes that she would be cast less now in films.
When asked, Wendy Chu, a spokeswoman of the community stated: “We wanted to recognize her major achievements in film and humanitarianism. Also, we’re hoping that because she’s ‘Asian’ maybe they’ll cast her less now.”
Upon the pronouncement, the crowd erupted into applause. “Scarlett, you’re a superstar! And now that you’re Asian, maybe it’ll be 25 more years until another one of your films!” a member of the audience shouted.
“We wanted to show Johansson the respect she should expect,” explained Janice Nguyen, producer of the ceremony. “It’s such an honor to be working with her. I mean, because I’ll be one of the last people to, fingers crossed.”
As she was welcomed to the stage to accept her award, an excited Johansson laughed, “Now I’m a Crazy Rich Asian, haha.” Following which, the curtains closed over her.
In a crazy and unfortunate turn of events, Johansson is now the face of the Affirmative Action lawsuit at Harvard University.