LONDON: Actress Scarlett Johansson has said she has "no regrets" over her role in a SodaStream ad campaign, which led to her quitting as an ambassador for charity Oxfam.
Johansson appeared in an ad for the Israeli soft-drink company, which was created for the Super Bowl broadcast.
Oxfam, which had used Johansson as an ambassador since 2007, subsequently came under fire from pro-Palestinian activists over the fact that SodaStream has a factory in a disputed Israeli settlement in the West Bank.
The charity issued a statement that said it was "considering the implications" of Johansson’s partnership with SodaStream, only for the actress to end her ties with Oxfam, citing "a fundamental difference of opinion" on the matter.
In an interview with The Observer, Johansson said, "I stand behind that decision."
"I was aware of that particular factory before I signed," she added. "And it still doesn't seem like a problem – at least not until someone comes up with a solution to the closing of that factory and leaving all those people destitute."
Johansson said the argument against the SodaStream factory was far from clear cut.
"In that case, I was literally plunged into a conversation that's way grander and larger than this one particular issue," she said. "And there's no right side or wrong side leaning on this issue."
This story originally appeared on the website of Marketing.