Scarlett Johansson declines Marine’s invitation to ball

07.30.11 7 years ago 10 Comments

When a Marine made a video asking Mila Kunis to the Marine Corps Ball and she accepted, it was pretty cute. Then when another, female Marine called Justin Timberlake out for setting up Mila Kunis’ date, that just made good sense (and spawned the delightful headline, “Justin Timberlake accepts Marine’s invite to ball”).  Then when Linda Hamilton started trying to get herself invited along, it all started getting a bit weird. Most recently, Sgt. Dustin L. Williams made a video asking Scarlett Johansson to go his ball (hee hee!). She made up an excuse and regretfully declined and sent him a form letter, and I breathed a sigh of relief, because things were finally back to normal again.

I feel incredibly honored to have been invited to the Marine Corps Ball by Sgt. Dustin L. Williams. Not only does Sgt. Williams deserve recognition for his bravery, selflessness and dedication to the United States and its people, but he also displays a cheeky talent for film making. Sgt. Williams, unfortunately due to prior commitments I will not be able to attend the Ball with you this year but I am sending you a case of Moet and Chandon with gratitude. In my absence, I raise a glass to you and all the men and women of the U.S. Marine Corps, past and present, in thanks for your continued commitment to preserving the safety of our nation. —  Scarlett [Zap2It]

Ooh, a case of champagne, what a thoughtful gift! I’m sure that when a big tough Marine sgt. comes home from a hard day of drilling and doing push-ups in the dirt, there’s nothing he likes better than getting his hand around cold, frosty flute of champagne. Only things I need in the world are a comfortable chair, my old pal Rex, and cold champagne flute, I always say. That Scarlett Johansson represents a champagne brand is just a happy coincidence. Heck, maybe that’s why he asked in the first place.

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