Twitter action: Tell Oxfam to drop Scarlett Johannson over SodaStream role
Hollywood actress Scarlett Johannson has agreed to be the public face of SodaStream, an Israeli drinks company that manufactures its products in the illegal Israeli settlement of Ma’ale Adumim .
Johannson is also a goodwill ambassador for Oxfam. Having the actress representing Oxfam conflicts with the charity’s opposition to Israeli settlements. Thanks to the countless letters that Oxfam has received, they’ve now said that they have entered into ‘dialogue’ with Johannson.
In the past, Oxfam Italy cut ties with radio personality Paola Maugeri over her endorsement of SodaStream and Oxfam US sacked actress Kristin Davis over her endorsement of Ahava, another settlement company.
Let’s keep the pressure up on Oxfam to do the right thing.
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Please Tweet @Oxfam and @OxfamAmerica and to let them know that failure to act would amount to helping Israel whitewash its colonisation of Palestinian land and would contradict the core values of Oxfam.
Please use the hashtag #NoScarJo in your Tweets.
You can also tweet to Oxfam’s senior staff via @Winnie_Byanyima and @Mark_Goldring1
Some example Tweets:
As @Oxfam dialogues w/ Scarlett Johansson over ties to SodaStream, what’s the deadline on hypocrisy? http://bit.ly/1dYdaVQ #NoScarJo
Tell @Oxfam that ambassador Scarlett Johansson should stop promoting SodaStream! bit.ly/KNTjh6 #NoScarJo #BDS
Why is @Oxfam ambassador Scarlett Johansson promoting trade w/ Israel’s illegal Israeli settlements? bit.ly/KNTjh6 #NoScarJo #BDS
. @Oxfam ambassador wants to ‘set the bubbles free’ w/ SodaStream, but what about freedom for Palestinians? #NoScarJo bit.ly/LCmkwr
. @Oxfam asks EU to match words with concrete measures to end settlements. Will Oxfam heed own advice? #NoScarJo bit.ly/LCmkwr