Is Gal Gadot’s Casting as Wonder Woman a ‘Slap’ in the Face of Palestinian Women?

Controversial movies are nothing new. Usually, however, they’re controversial because they’re trying to poke at something. The Day After Tomorrow seemed to want to push back against President George W. Bush’s position on climate change, for example.

Wonder Woman, however, seems to have created controversy over and over completely by accident. The latest bit seems to be from a Pakistani writer who believes that the character being played by Gal Gadot is apparently a massive affront to all that is good and decent in the world.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Their own men do far worse to them without complaint from anyone, so what then is a FIGURATIVE “slap in the face”?

    • David Murrell

      Because the star of Wonder Woman is a Jew.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Of course, that’s the only reason.
        Why aren’t the white actresses boycotting the film too for “brown-washing” the role of Wonder Woman?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Sometimes PJMedia asks questions that are better left to the Huffington Post.
      They had to be dragged kicking and screaming into supporting Presidential Candidate Trump.
      I’m still kind of ticked off about that.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Gal Gadot is a gorgeous woman, a gorgeous Jewish Israeli woman, and to my mind celebrates what is good and decent in the world. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1daaa03dd8c661b6dfcc92afde26f662b3fa7371a9bc67d0c37511e855373dd6.jpg

    • Norman_In_New_York

      She is also a wife and a mother. Every year, thousands of “wonder women” serve in the Israel Defense Forces. Many are in her class of looks, and some with hourglass figures that drive men from around the world wild. I’ve seen offers on Instagram by foreign viewers to volunteer and go through fire and water for the love of one of these warriors.

      • k2

        Whereas black bipedal garbage bags motivate the male followers of allah to go forth and do great chivalric deeds in honor of those unidentifiable things enshrouded in dark cloth … er, not exactly. There is some fundamental lesson to be learned here in the way a society treats its women (and weaker members in general), I suspect. As objects to be hidden away, powerless, or as equal partners in society – what are the consequences of each approach? Hmm ….

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        To paraphrase Jimmy Carr: It’s not that Palestinian men need Viagra. It’s just that Palestinian women are so very ugly.

  • marty_p

    Interesting how the article in the Tribune is quite similar to the anti-Gadot screed in the Toronto Star:
    https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/06/15/when-feminisms-wonders-arent-for-all-women-kanji.html

    It must be a miserable life being a Paki.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I am certain being a muslim paki is horrible. Most of us would probably prefer to return as cats than as muslim pakis.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I thought it was pronounced pocky.
        Obama said so.

  • Editor

    Wow, the article reads like it was plagiarized straight from an intersectional feminism gender studies textbook. Although I shouldn’t be surprised. Pakistan is known for its progressive attitudes.

  • vwVwwVwv

    Plastelinian woman are used to get punched by man, a slap from gal gadolinium
    doesn’t matters much.

  • Bill Smith

    “Is Gal Gadot’s Casting As Wonder Woman A ‘Slap’ In The Face Of Palestinian Women?”

    I sure hope so.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I hope so, but I sure wish somebody could explain to me who actually gives a fuck. “Palestinian women” are, after all, a fictional demographic.

    • V10_Rob

      Hollywood Sharia:

      Outrage if Israel is depicted positively.
      Outrage if Israel is depicted neutrally.
      Outrage if an Israeli is depicted positively.
      Outrage if an Israeli is depicted neutrally.
      Outrage if an Israeli is cast in a positive role (that has nothing to do with Israel). <— We are here
      Outrage if an Israeli is cast in a neutral role (that has nothing to do with Israel).
      Outrage if an Israeli is cast in a negative role, because a Jew is getting paid.
      Outrage if an Israeli holds a job in Hollywood.
      Outrage if a Jew holds a job in Hollywood, because same difference.

  • Micky C.

    Just saw WW last night. It was okay, surely the best of the DC movies. Gadot though was really really good in it.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      All these frickin’ comic book movies and I’m still waiting for a remake of Logan’s Run after forty years.

  • Why should she apologise for defending her country?

  • k1962

    You know, believe it or not, everything is not always about “the Palestinians.” They think the world revolves around them.

  • Dave

    Maybe the next wonder woman movie will star a goat humper’s spouse dressed in a trash bag. Yeah, that’ll generate a lot of revenue for the producers.
    The people on this planet are getting more insufferable by the hour, it seems.