Scarlett Johansson: Moron, Enemy Of Culture

Scarlett Johansson sues author of novel that ‘stole her image’

Scarlett Johansson is suing for €50,000 (£41,000) in damages the author and publisher of a novel that features a character who closely resembles her.

The American actress claims that La Première Chose qu’On Regarde (The First Thing We Look At) violates her privacy and constitutes a “fraudulent and illicit use of her name, her fame and her image” for commercial gain – allegations the book’s publisher has dismissed as “crazy”.

According to Vincent Toledano, the 28-year old actress’s lawyer, the bestselling work by Grégoire Delacourt, published in March last year, also contains “defamatory claims about her private life”.

I really like the work that Scarlett Johansson does. Just her voice alone in the movie Her was brilliant.

But this lawsuit shows that she has zero understanding of creative rights, a greed beyond bounds, and is destined to be a transient footnote in what could have otherwise been a lasting career.

Because she is a rank amateur at heart.

What’s the difference between a shitty little child amateur and an adult professional who lasts?

This:

Bette Davis Eyes

Bette Davis admitted to being a fan of the song and approached Carnes and the songwriters to thank them for making her “a part of modern times.”

Wikipedia says a citation is needed for that. My own memory provides my own citation: I remember Davis being on talk shows at the time and she was flattered by the song.

If anyone could have sued over “appropriation,” it could have been Bette Davis.

But such a thought never entered her mind.

And that is the difference, Scarlett, between a shitty little child amateur and an adult professional who lasts.

Now drop your goddammed lawsuit.

You look like a fucking moron.

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7 responses to “Scarlett Johansson: Moron, Enemy Of Culture

  1. ikari

    She should better cancel the ad for sodastream, which is a company who operates in stolen lands, before picking on an author for no good reasons ….

    • The lands were not stolen. There were no official borders because that’s what the Arabs wanted and they used the land to attack Israel and they got their asses kicked in real bad. Stupid is stupid does and the arabs were certainly very stupid.

  2. This makes no sense. In the US, 50k Euros, would be less than her legal fees!

    I can understand that she might not like having her image used this way, but I’m not sure she took the best course of action here. I wonder if she even tried to contact the author to discuss it. Apparently, she filed the suit last year before the book was even translated into English, so she wouldn’t have actually, you know, read it to see what it was about. The book is about a person who looks like Scarlett Johansson and is mistaken for her.

    The tribunal should render its decision on July 2nd.

  3. Ric Day

    I sorely miss the days of Audrey and Kath Hepburn. Class ladies.

  4. richfinck

    I guess my initial reaction was wrong. However if I were writing a novel I would not use a live famous person. If you do you’re setting yourself up for something like this. I let my personal feelings enter the logic. I was the victim of a bad rumor but could not afford a lawyer.My best offering is she was protecting her brand. Maybe agent or lawyer involved. OBTW, I played that tape till it wore out. Betty Davis Eyes.

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