Scarlett Johansson says John Travolta's Oscars 'welcome' kiss wasn't 'creepy'

Washington, Feb 27 : Scarlett Johansson has defended John Travolta, who planted a kiss on her cheek at the Oscars, by saying that he didn't overstep.

The 30-year-old actress said in a statement that there is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about Travolta, who is a true class act and everyone in the business would agree, E! Online reported.

The 'Lucy' star added that the image, in which Travolta had his hand on her waist and she at least appeared to not be welcoming the exchange, that is circulating is an unfortunate still-frame from a live-action encounter that was very sweet and totally welcome.

Johansson noted that the still photo does not reflect what preceded and followed if you see the moment live and yet another way people are misguided, misinformed and sensationalized by the 24-hour news cycle.

She continued that she hasn't seen Travolta in some years and it is always a pleasure to be greeted by him. (ANI)