Dozens of users on Twitter have attacked Gal Gadot, the new leading actress in the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, for being an Israeli “Zionist” with the wrong political views.
The official trailer for the upcoming film has received over 13 million views in just two days, however a small group of social justice-orientated “anti-Zionists” are not content with the movie, despite its strong female lead.
“I want Wonder Woman to succeed so bad but I also don’t support Gal Gadot and her Zionist opinions Help” posted one user, receiving 34 likes in agreement.
“Can’t really bring myself to like the Wonder Woman trailer since Gal Gadot is an outspoken Zionist who boasted about killing Palestinians” wrote another.
The comments come in response to Gadot’s military service, where she spent a mandatory two years in the Israeli Defense Force. Gadot has been vocally supportive of the Israeli military since her service and has been criticized frequently for it.
“I am sending my love and prayers to my fellow Israeli citizens” wrote Gadot in a Facebook post two years ago.
“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”.
The post received over 200,000 likes in support, but started a very bitter group of critics against Gadot’s work.
Simply searching “Gadot Zionist” on Twitter will reveal dozens of tweets against the actress, with some users even declaring a boycott on Gadot’s work, and expressing hope that the film gets cancelled.
gal gadot is a zionist i'm disappointed
— ᴋᴇᴋᴇ 🇷🏴 (@tolissos) June 30, 2016
“We could’ve had a woc [woman of color] wonder woman” expressed one user. “instead we got a white zionist”.
The anti-Gadot tweets are somewhat ironic considering a majority of the same people would frequently advocate for such a large movie portraying a strong female lead, however Gadot’s political views distance herself from the crowd, and she now appears to just be another target in the crosshairs of social justice.