Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam after SodaStream dispute

ANI| Updated: Jan 31, 2014, 10:56 AM IST

Washington: Scarlett Johansson has left her role at charity Oxfam because of her new position with the carbonated drinks company SodaStream.

The 29-year-old actress recently came under fire for endorsing SodaStream that manufactures some of its products on what the United Nations defines as occupied territory in the West Bank.

According to a statement, the `Avengers` star respectfully decided to end her role as an ambassador due to differing opinions about the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, the Verge reported.

It further added that Johansson, who has been an ambassador for Oxfam for eight years, remains proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure there.