Super Bowl Commercials: Scarlett Johannson’s Uncensored SodaStream Ad Found [Video]
Sorry to all you Black Widow fans out there, but the reason why Johansson’s commercial was taken off the air was not due to showing off an excess amount of skin. Though, we hear that her upcoming “Under the Skin” film will feature the lovely lady of Marvel finally showing off her birthday suit. But the commercial itself is quite tame asides from name-dropping both Pepsi and Coke by both Scarlett’s dialogue and the commercial’s title, “Sorry, Coke and Pepsi”.
During SodaStream’s defunct ad, Johansson shows how easy it is for you to make your own hand-crafted soda with a SodaStream machine. She mixes up a drink for herself, and explains that the soda you make with SodaStream is much healthier than most name brands and you don’t have to worry about wasting less bottles since you can pour it into your own containers at home.
While the SodaStream process is rather simple, the reason why the ad was pulled is not.
It has to do with Johansson stepping down from her position of Oxfam ambassador (a non-profit that tries to fight worldwide poverty). She raised a ton of money for Oxfam to help donate to various institutions and places of need. Unfortunately, she found out that Oxfam bans all trade from the West Bank area of Israel, where SodaStream has their largest factory simply due to the beef that exists between Israelis and Palestinians.
Because of the conundrum between Oxfam (which Coca-Cola has donated to as well), SodaStream and Johannson’s quitting at Oxfam, the commercial was removed from the Super Bowl’s programming lineup of advertisements.