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:
Gal Gadot is perhaps the most badass actress in Hollywod, cast as the most badass heroine of all time. Her support for the Jewish people’s right to self-determination will continuously villainize her in the eyes of the far left. But she can take it.
In contrast to the neurotic, man-hating cast of the new Ghostbusters, Gal is a strong, independent woman and a loving mother. She is the paradigm of everything feminism ought to produce. Not your modern-day social justice-Trumblr-warrior, Gal is an actual warrior, a renegade feminist.
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