Gal Gadot's "Wonder Woman" is being showered with critical acclaim, but there's still some people out there raining on her parade for political reasons.
"How can you praise the new Wonder Woman movie when she is being played by someone who condones the horrible crimes committed by Israel for years," blogger Tharushi Hett wrote in a post for Affinity Magazine. "How can the new Wonder Woman be someone who dedicated a portion of her life to serving in that military, which goes against the character's values and beliefs?"
Hett is just one example of Palestinian sympathizers slamming Gadot, who served as a solider in the Israel Defense Force (IDF). The actress made her position on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict clear in 2014 when she, not surprisingly, declared her support for the Israeli military on Facebook.
"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," Gadot wrote.
The post, which has since been resurrected on social media, was met with immense backlash, calling Gadot out as a Zionist (which is defined as someone who supports the occupation of Palestinian land by Israel, which includes the war crimes committed by the Israeli military.)
The wonder woman trailer looks amazing but too bad gadot's a zionist and fought for the IDF :/
Since becoming Wonder Woman, the actress has been ridiculed for the character she plays vs. what she stands for, with her critics noting that she chooses to support inhumane war crimes against innocent Palestinian civilians while playing a character that would be opposed to such a thing.
Gadot's heritage and clear stance on the Israeli-Gaza conflict has even led Lebanon to ban "Wonder Woman" from theaters.
Warner Bros. and Gadot's representative did not respond to TooFab's request for comment.
Still, the movie is on track to open this weekend to blockbuster results, with domestic box office estimates at about $95 million, plus another $100 million from international showings. Meanwhile, "Wonder Woman" is sitting pretty on Rotten Tomatoes with a 93 percent approval rating from critics.