Apr 11, 2016 03:18 AM EDT

Scarlett Johansson Responds To Jennifer Lawrence’s Equal Pay Issue: 'It's Obnoxious'for Me to Complain About My Salary'

By Jane Reed

The issue on equal pay has been a controversial topic in the Hollywood industry. While Cosmopolitan has it that some celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Patricia Arquette voiced their concerns about men being paid more than women, the "Avengers" actress, Scarlett Johansson, has her own thoughts on the matter.

"There's something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole," Johansson says. "I am very fortunate, I make a really good living, and I'm proud to be an actress who's making as much as many of my male peers at this stage."

Johansson is known for her epic roles in the "Iron Man" franchise, "Captain America" and "Avengers" series. Though she has a long list of successful films, she did acknowledge the fact that there is a prevalent issue on income that affects women in the industry. USMagazine reports that the actress said, "I think every woman has [been underpaid]." However, without dragging Jennifer Lawrence's name in the conversation, she further went on to say that unless she is "....addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious. It's part of a larger conversation about feminism in general."

While this is going on, Jennifer Lawrence tells Harper's Bazaar that she had no idea that her comment was "... Going to blow up like that." Her controversial issue caused the industry to lash back. "But, really, people who criticized it are people who think women should not be paid the same as men. So I don't really care what those people think," she told Bazaar. "I try not to be too sensitive to the 'poor rich girl' jokes. I was saying my reality is absolutely fabulous, but it is not the reality of a lot of women in America. That's what I'm talking about."

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