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Scarlett: Obama E-Mail Controversy is 'Sexism'


While promoting her new film, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," Scarlett Johansson is talking about
Barack Obama
, blaming "extreme sexism" for the media frenzy surrounding by reports that she and Obama had personal e-mail exchanges, reports Us Weekly.

"I kept thinking to myself, 'God, if this was just...

George Clooney
, or any of the other [Obama] surrogates or supporters... there wouldn't be a question about it," the actress tells AP. "Nobody would even talk about it." Good point.

The 23-year-old starlet recently set the record straight, telling "Extra," "I never said we were pen pals. I was merely trying to communicate how excited I was that Obama has such a hands-on approach with his supporters... which was unfortunately exploited in a silly media frenzy."

Johannson's twin brother, Hunter, works for the Obama campaign.

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