Excuse me. I always though Wonder Woman came from the Amazon island of Themyscira. Apparently not. She’s Jewish. Israeli. And that, according to Fairfax writer Ruby Hamad, is a problem:

Last week, Wonder Woman, the “first superhero film with a female lead”, hit the screens prompting calls for “more female action movies” and reactions so gushing you’d be forgiven for thinking Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince, was a real person … For Arab women, however, Wonder Woman is not necessarily such a wonderful figure …

While Diana’s exploits may be fictional, the political controversy surrounding Gal Gadot, the actor who portrays her, is very much real.

Gadot, an Israeli woman, was a vocal supporter of Israel’s War on Gaza in 2014, during which she posted online a picture of herself and her young daughter praying for the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) soldiers , “risking their lives protecting [her] country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas who are hiding like cowards behind women and children …”

Read the full article by Marian Tomsey at The Spectator.

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