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Scarlett Johansson steps down from her role of ambassador with Oxfam

SodaStream unveils Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Global Brand Ambassador at the Gramercy Park Hotel on January 10, 2014 in New York City.
SodaStream unveils Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Global Brand Ambassador at the Gramercy Park Hotel on January 10, 2014 in New York City.
Photo by Mike Coppola

Scarlett Johansson is no longer the global ambassador for Oxfam. The actress split ways with the international charity after criticism over her Super Bowl ad for SodaStream, according to The Washington Post on Jan. 30.

Johansson said in a statement on Wednesday that she's stepping down from the role. She cites "fundamental difference of opinion" with Oxfam. Johansson says that she supports the cooperation between "a democratic Israel and Palestine."

Oxfam accepted Johannson's statement and resignation on Thursday. Johannsson became the center of controversy for her racy Super Bowl commercial. She also became the latest casualty in a campaign to boycott the Western Bank settlement.

SodaStream is a Tel Aviv-based company that makes soda machines and flavorings. Its main plant is based in an Israeli industrial park, which is next to the West Bank settlement.

This made people wonder if Israel will ever reach a peace deal with Palestine.

Scarlett Johansson isn't the only celebrity to become a global ambassador for the brand. Others who took on that role include Annie Lennox, Kristin Davis, and the band Coldplay.