First off, let me state that the new “Wonder Woman” movie is one of the greatest Comic Book Superhero movies ever made.
And the Left is unhinged because the lead character, a feminist icon for the last 75 years, is played by an Israeli!
These are the same people that say that it you’re a hater if you object to say, The Doctor, from “Doctor Who” being played by a woman.
The orthodoxy must not be upset.
It started when the trailer come out almost a year ago:
Social justice warriors spent years fervently fighting to get more blockbuster films starring women. Comic-Con’s debut of the Wonder Woman trailer, has triggered an uproar of these same liberals, indignant that lead actress, Gal Gadot, is an Israeli woman and proud veteran of the Israeli army.
Conscripted into the Israeli Defense Forces at 20, Gal Gadot served two years, where she excelled in the physically daunting boot camp, and went on to serve as combat trainer. She studied law for a year, but after being discovered by a casting director went on to persue her career in film. Putting her combat training to use, Gadot does all her stunts herself. After finishing her service in the army, Gal married her fiancé, and went on to have a baby girl.
In an interview with People Magazine, Gadot elucidated on the importance of strong female characters in popular culture. Keen on passing her values of independence, courage and hard work to her daughter, Gadot explained, “It is so important for girls and boys to have a female, strong, superhero to look up to.”
Needless to say, she’s a total badass. A strong combat army veteran, a caring mother and rising action star. You would think this ought to be the apex of feminism. But alas, Gal was attacked relentlessly by the social justice acolytes for her Israeli background.
In one example of some of the vitriol hurled at the Israeli Wonder Woman heroine, which has since been removed, a Twitterer accused her of “boast[ing] about killing Palestinians.”
“Can’t really bring myself to like the Wonder Woman trailer since Gal Gadot is an outspoken Zionist who boasted about killing Palestinians,” he wrote.
Boasted about killing Palestinians? That’s flagrantly false. It likely refers to a Facebook post made by the actress, in which she decried the barbaric practices of Hamas. She wrote, “I am sending my love and prayers to my fellow Israeli citizens. Especially to all the boys and girls who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas, who are hiding like cowards behind women and children…We shall overcome!!! Shabbat Shalom! #weareright #freegazafromhamas #stopterror #coexistance #loveidf.”
Some more left-wing reaction: