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The actress Scarlett Johansson found herself involved in two minor controversies in early 2014, both involving her endorsement of "SodaStream", a soda drink maker that a consumer can use to prepare carbonated soft drinks.

In the first case, a Super Bowl ad for the product featuring Johansson was edited as a result of Fox TV refusing to air it in its original form. Why the censorship? (note: this involved a business reason, and nothing to do with Johansson's performance in this ad).

Secondly, she and a Britain-based non-profit organisation ended their association with each other because SodaStream operates in the disputed West Bank area in Israel-Palestine, which the charity is opposed to. Which non-proft is this?

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