Scarlett Johansson: John Travolta is not 'creepy,' Oscars kiss was 'totally welcome'

According to Scarlett Johansson, sometimes a picture isn’t worth a thousand words.

The actress gave a statement to the Associated Press Thursday regarding the awkward-looking encounter she shared with John Travolta on the Oscars red carpet.

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While photos appear to show an unhappy Johannson begrudgingly accepting a kiss on the cheek from Travolta, the actress said she hadn’t "seen John in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him."

"The image that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome," Johansson told the AP. "That still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live."

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    Johansson also added "there is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta."

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    It was recently revealed that Travolta would be returning to television for a role in the upcoming "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson."

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