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 Miss Israel 2004, went on to a career as a fashion model and actress in Israel. Before she broke into film acting, she performed two years of compulsory service in the Israel Defense Forces. After a successful career in Israel, Gadot made the leap to Hollywood to try her luck at the big time, playing an ex-Mossad agent on the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise before landing the big role of Wonder Woman.
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.
“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.
Another tweet mocked Gadot’s supporters attempts to defend her from the terrible “charge” of being a Zionist: “Gal Gadot stans: SHES NOT A ZIONIST SHE JUST SUPPORTS HER COUNTRY AKA THE MURDER OF INNOCENT PALESTIANS [sic],” read one 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.
This is not the first time that the Israeli actress has been subject to a storm of abuse on the internet for her “Zionism”. During operation Protective Edge in 2014, Gadot posted a picture of herself lighting Shabbat candles with her daughter on Facebook, with the caption expressing “love and prayers” for the IDF soldiers “risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas, who are hiding like cowards behind women and children.” The same elements sending these tweets now responded similarly then.
“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.
I hope Wonder Woman flops bc gal gadot is a Zionist and they recast her
— kayla (@solosstyles) July 23, 2016
When you were super pumped for the Wonder Woman movie as its female led but realise Gal Gadot is a Zionist 🙃
— mhysa (@doseofprose) July 23, 2016
my 6-year-old watching the new wonder woman trailer “gal gadot is an ex-idf zionist who supports the occupation and oppression of the palest
— luke (@lukecolbourne) July 24, 2016
also im feeling more than slightly disillusioned abt wonder woman now that i realize what a vehement zionist gadot is…
— Kayleigh Lobdell (@kayleaving) July 25, 2016
gal gadot is a zionist i’m disappointed
— ㅤ (@psyIckes) June 30, 2016