Scarlett Johansson recently appeared on SNL in which she impersonated the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, in a skit parodying an ad for a perfume called “Complicit.”
Although Johansson may have been joking during the skit, she didn’t seem to find anything funny about Ivanka’s recent actions:
While speaking at the Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday, Johansson brought up Ivanka’s recent interview with CBS News. Ivanka revealed she does voice her opinion to her father if she disagrees with him. However, she said she does so in private.
In Johansson’s first opportunity since Ivanka’s interview to bring up the subject, the actress jumped all over Ivanka, when she bluntly stated she’s not only “baffled” but completely “disappointed,” feeling that Ivanka’s actions are a backward step for women:
“I’ve been thinking a lot about Ivanka Trump actually very recently.”
“It was kind of baffling, I have to say. It was really baffling. You can’t have it both ways, right? If you take a job as a public advocate, then you must advocate publicly, right?”
But that was just the beginning of Johansson’s rant about Ivanka.
As Ivanka was just officially given the title of “assistant to the president,” Johansson felt it would be “cowardly” of her to keep her opinions from the public:
“I thought to myself, ‘Well, that’s empowering!’”
“How old-fashioned! This idea that behind a great man is a great woman. What about being in front of that person, or next to that person, or standing on your own?”
The actress added that Ivanka being unwilling to address the public only shows she cares first and foremost about her public image rather than what’s right or best for the country:
“It’s such an old-fashioned concept that to be this powerful woman, you can’t appear to be concerned with that someone’s going to think you’re ‘bitchy.’ I think powerful women often get concerned with this idea that they’re going to be seen in this unforgiving light. Screw that! It’s so old-fashioned, and so uninspired and actually really cowardly.”
While Ivanka may be keeping her opinions about her father’s presidential decisions between them, it’s clear the first daughter isn’t willing to keep all of her opinions to herself.
“If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit.”
Johansson’s recent comments towards Ivanka are one instance of many in recent months in which the actress has been vocal about her political opinions.
In fact, the star recently said she could run for office in the future.
If you want to check out the SNL skit, look no further: