Scarlett Johansson Leaves International Rights Group

Scarlett Johansson Leaves International Rights Group
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(Jerusalem) -- Actress Scarlett Johansson is abandoning her role as an Oxfam ambassador to keep controversy over her soda pop endorsement from bubbling over. The international human rights group doesn't like Johansson's decision to appear in a Super Bowl commercial for Israeli beverage machine maker SodaStream because the company runs a factory in the occupied West Bank. Oxfam says the business contributes to furthering poverty and denying rights to the Palestinian community. SodaStream employs both Israeli and Palestinian workers and says the factory is a model of peaceful cooperation. Johansson became an Oxfam ambassador in 2007 and has been involved in several global campaigns.