Scarlett Johansson

Goldberg: Business Insider waves white flag in Scarlett Johansson flap

Goldberg: Business Insider waves white flag in Scarlett Johansson flap

A fascinating series of controversies erupted this week, and they had nothing to do with Donald Trump or Robert Mueller.

Business Insider ran a column defending actress Scarlett Johansson from fierce criticism for her decision to play a transgender man in a forthcoming film called "Rub and Tug." The writer, Daniella Greenbaum, took the apparently outrageous position that actors can pretend to be people they are not. Or, as Ms. Greenbaum put it, "Scarlett Johansson is the latest target of the social-justice warrior mob. The actress is being chastised for, well, acting."

Ironically, Ms. Greenbaum's column rendered this claim outdated, because by writing that,...

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