Gal Gadot’s new superhero flick, “Wonder Woman,” set record-highs in the box office—and female liberals are loving it.
Or, they were loving it, until they found out Gadot is a veteran of the Israeli military.
One Facebook post in particular—a photo from 2014—has seem to set them off.
Here’s the post:
Check it out (via BizPacReview):
“It was demanding because you give up your freedom for two years, but there is something special in giving back to your community,” Gadot told Fashion Magazine of her time in the IDF after she was named the news Wonder Woman in 2015.
She went on:
“One day I hope we have peace in the Middle East and everyone is able to live together in harmony. I wish none of the countries in the world will ever need an army, but this is how it goes in Israel. It’s mandatory and I did my part. But the army wasn’t that difficult for me. The military gave me good training for Hollywood.”
Gadot said she believes women are “more empowered.”
“Men are more women-friendly in this generation,” the former Miss Universe Israel said. “We’re also stronger, sophisticated and can achieve what we want. That’s what I would like my daughter to know as she grows up.”
But Gadot’s military background has caused unreported trouble for the film.
Liberals are apparently boycotting it, and it was banned in the nation of Lebanon.
A group called the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon justified the ban by citing an ongoing war between the two states, according to Vanity Fair.
“Lebanon is officially at war with Israel and has a decades-old law that boycotts Israeli products and bars Lebanese citizens from traveling to Israel or having contacts with Israelis,” the group said.
And after Gadot served in the 2006 Israel–Hezbollah War she posed with other IDF Women fora Maxim magazine spread titled “The Chosen Ones: Israeli Defense Forces.”
And her time in the IDF has caused anger among social justice warriors who believe Israel is a terrorist state that doesn’t have a right to exist.
Here’s some tweets:
You: omg Wonder Woman looks so good I want to watch it
Me, an intellectual: don't support the Zionist regime, boycott Wonder Woman
— sim (@simrahakbar_25) June 5, 2017
while gal gadot was serving in the IDF, israel killed over 1100 lebanese citizens and wounded over 4400
— b 🍇 (@Igbtxmen) June 1, 2017
— theresistance1688 (@revolution1688) May 30, 2017
— Brynna (@brynsolo) May 30, 2017
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