Scarlett Johansson has accused the press of “unbelievable sexism” towards former US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
The sexy actress, who is a staunch Democrat, used her appearance in the latest edition of US Cosmo Girl to promote her political views, lambasting the media over its treatment of the New York senator – the first woman in history to have a chance at running for America’s president.
Clinton lost her campaign to become the Democratic candidate for presidency in June (08), with Barack Obama chosen to battle Republican John McCain for the White House race.
And Johansson was stunned by the treatment Clinton received from political pundits.
She told the publication: “We still live in a country that’s sexist and racist. Those are issues that we deal with whether we want to ignore it or not. Seeing how the media portrayed Hillary (Clinton) with unbelievable sexism – some of the things that people were saying were just so overwhelming. You just couldn’t believe the names that they were calling her!”
But the star believes American culture will soon change – because she met so many politicised young people on a tour of US colleges.
She added: “These kids are just so well-informed and so interested. There were really obscure questions and debates that they wanted to lead – I couldn’t believe it! And it was amazing how many of these kids turned out. I’m 23, and all of these kids are probably between 16 to 24. They’re my peers, so we can all talk on the same wavelength. We’re all connected by the same issues.”
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