What was the writer for Yahoo! News‘ “The Sideshow” going for with this?
Is this a reference to Scarlett Johansson? No? In that case, scarlet is the correct spelling?
Is this a reference to the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne? Yes? Then it should be “The Scarlet Letter,” with the word The as part of the title. No? Then it should be the scarlet letter, without quotation marks or capital letters.
Whatever the writer was trying to convey, she failed.