A South African woman is being called Scarlett Johansson’s “twin” after going viral for emulating many of the movie star’s most famous roles.
Kaylee Petrus, a TikTok user from Cape Town, South Africa, shared a clip on March 5 responding to several commenters on her previous videos who had said she resembled the “Avengers” actress.
“A lot of you guys say I look like …” the on-screen caption of Petrus’ video reads — before she strikes a series of poses that resemble a number of Johansson’s most famous roles from movies, including “Lucy” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”
The striking comparison was then shared on Twitter, where it’s received more than 9 million views in just four days.
Petrus’s video drew praise and admiration from thousands of social media users, who called her a “W.O.C.” (woman of color) version of Johansson, who is white.
“Scarlett Johansson but with flavor,” one Twitter user wrote.
“There’s a black Scarlett? I need her in my life,” another added.
The comparisons weren’t without controversy though, as Johansson has previously faced backlash for portraying non-white and non-cis-gendered characters.
In 2017, she portrayed a Japanese woman in the movie “Ghost in the Shell,” and in 2018, she accepted a role as a transgender man in the movie “Rub & Tug” — a project she ultimately left amid public outrage.
Twitter users were quick to reference that history as well, with many using Petrus’ video as a chance to slam Johansson.
“She’s who Scarlet Johansson thinks she is,” one user commented.
“Don’t let [Johansson] see this! she already thinks she’s asian!” another wrote.
“Pretty sure this is just ScarJo in blackface,” another added, before conceding that, “jokes aside y’all look like twinsss.”
Meanwhile, others were simply struck by the resemblance between the two women.
“Have you ever considered being a movie star?” another asked.
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