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Has Scarlett Johansson hurt her career?

The internet and the LGBTQ community blasted Scarlett Johansson for signing on to play a transgender man in the upcoming film "Rub & Tug.” Critics claim the cisgender movie star stole a role from a potential trans actor, but she has since dropped out of the movie. Johansson also caught flack for whitewashing the remake of "Ghost in the Shell" in 2017, a Japanese manga and anime saga. But others feel Johansson was just doing her job as an actress and her personal identities should be irrelevant. But with all the backlash, has Johansson hurt her career?

(Ed. Note: The framing of this story has been updated to reflect Scarlett Johansson dropping out of "Rub and Tug.”
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Activists argue that by accepting the role in "Rub and Tug," Johansson is taking away roles from trans actors. Marcus Gilmer of Mashable wrote Johansson is contributing to the marginalization of trans people. 

 Prominent transgender actors took their issues with the casting to Twitter. For them, the problem is multi-layered: Cisgender actors are paid to play trans people, but trans actors aren't cast in cisgender roles, and just because other actors had been applauded for trans roles in the past, doesn't mean the poor decision-making should continue.  
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But others are defending Johansson and believe she should be able to play any role because it is literally her job. Writer Daniella Greenbaum formally at Business Insider recently left her job over defending the star who she felt was unfairly criticized. Fox News reported the writer left Business Insider when they took down a piece she wrote defending the actress. Greenbaum wrote: 

“The job of an actor is to represent someone else... Johansson's identity off the screen is irrelevant to the identities she plays on the screen,” Greenbaum wrote in the now-deleted column. The Daily Beast reported that “some employees were offended by the column” and it was swiftly removed from the website as a result.
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It looks like Greenbaum said what she said and isn't changing her mind. 

Is Johansson a bad person or is she just living her dreams? 

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