‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot attacked as ‘Zionist’ on Twitter

Israeli actress who has the lead role in the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster face politicized social media chatter after trailer debut.

By JTA
July 28, 2016 13:24
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Gal Gadot . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will star in the upcoming “Wonder Woman” feature film, is being attacked on Twitter for being a “Zionist.”

Gadot, who was a fashion model and actress in Israel, and was Miss Israel 2004 before she broke into films, performed two years of compulsory service in the Israel Defense Forces.

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Warner Bros. released its first official trailer for “Wonder Woman” over the weekend, leading to a great deal of social media chatter about the film and the actress.

“I wanted to like gal gadot so bad she seemed so cool and nice until I found out she’s a Zionist,” read one tweet.New Wonder Woman trailer

“I wish Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) wasn’t a Zionist who supported the occupation of Palestine thru her IDF work, I would enjoy DC more :/,” read another anti-Gadot tweet.

“Gal Gadot stans: SHES NOT A ZIONIST SHE JUST SUPPORTS HER COUNTRY AKA THE MURDER OF INNOCENT PALESTIANS,” read another of dozens of such tweets. A stan is an avid fan in Twitterspeak.

“please dont go around conflating zionism w/ judaism. i cant stand gal gadot bc she’s a zionist & im an israeli jew,” read another tweet.

“This woman isn’t responsible for what Israel does or doesn’t do, she’s just a person, and should be treated thusly,” read a reply.

Gadot has not responded to the tweets.

“Wonder Woman” is scheduled to open in theaters in June 2017. The character was introduced in DC Comics movies several months ago in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Gadot is also scheduled to appear in the superhero film “Justice League,” which comes out in November 2017.

Taking place during the World War I era, “Wonder Woman” will introduce the hero’s alter ego, Diana Prince, and her origins on the Amazonian island of Themyscira.


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