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Wonder Woman Has Reached $500 Million Worldwide, But Why Do People Continue to Give Gal Gadot a Pass for Her Zionism?

Wonder Woman is a new superhero movie based off the DC Comics of the same name; with its recent release, it has received a lot of both praise and backlash from the public. The praise coming from the fact that it’s one of the few women superhero movies that is all about female empowerment. And the backlash coming from the fact ‘Wonder Woman’ is played by Gal Gadot, a Zionist.

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Zionism is defined in the dictionary as “a worldwide Jewish movement that resulted in the establishment and development of the state of Israel.”, yet that “development” of Israel includes the invasion and Israeli occupation of Palestine and entails the killings of thousands of innocent citizens of Palestine. Therefore a “Zionist’ is someone who supports said invasion of Palestine and mass murders of innocent Palestinians by the Israeli Military, which Gal Gadot has shown her support for in a Facebook post.

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Gal Gadot has not only been open in her support of the Israeli Military but she also was a former soldier for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for two years and, although many may try and justify her Zionism by stating that she’s “just a person” and she’s “not responsible for what Israel does”, her support and advocation of the oppression and murdering of innocent Palestinians on her huge platform says otherwise. Gal Gadot essentially stands for everything the morals of the character she plays is against.

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This is why Wonder Woman’s success is so damaging, I mean it’s already damaging enough that Hollywood has basically given her a free pass on her Zionism and genocide apologist views and allowed her to play one of the biggest female characters of the decade, but it makes it even worse when she and the movie are both thriving in immense success and profit. Hollywood is profiting off a Zionist actress and that shouldn’t sit right with anyone, yet somehow Wonder Woman reached $500 million worldwide in Box Office.

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And this isn’t new, Hollywood — for years — has profited off domestic abusers, people with years of sexual harassment allegations and people who are open about their racist, sexist and homophobic views. They continue to ignore their actions and make profits off them no matter how damaging because the public is still paying to see these movies and white feminists are still admiring Gal Gadot because they are not directly affected by her actions or views. Therefore, Hollywood will continue casting these types of people because the general public doesn’t care about their bigoted views and will continue to pay to see them.

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To conclude, Lebanon, Algeria, Jordan and Tunisia banned Wonder Woman from showing in their cinemas and not because they’re against female empowerment but because they’re against the murder of innocent civilians. And, while white feminists continue to only fixate on Gal Gadot’s armpits and the fact she shot the movie while being pregnant instead of her pro-IDF views, innocent Palestinians will continue to die and Palestine will remain occupied by the Israeli Military. It’s okay to differentiate the actor from the character, but not when the actor is racist, homophobic, sexist, a domestic abuser, an alleged rapist or a Zionist.

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Written by Rayan Ramadan

I'm 15 years old and live in London, but my family has roots of Libyan and Italian. Apart from writing articles, I enjoy basketball, ice skating, politics, debating and watching movies. If you want to contact me: rayanramadan@rocketmail.com.

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  1. I’m not sure if I’m correct, but it’s to my understanding that Gal posted about Hamas, which is a militant organization that is known for it’s anti-semitic views. They have, as an organization, have made some awful claims and statements about Jews in general, and proclaimed statements that can lead themselves to a terrorist mindset. As Gal is Israeli, and may also be Jewish, it’s understandable why she is against such extremist views. ALSO, every Israeli citizen is required to serve in their army. They don’t have a choice. So that point makes no sense. She’s never said anything with regards to eradicating all palestinians or muslims, and has never supported this as far as I know. The Israeli-Palestine conflict is multi-faceted, and much too complicated to completely rest upon the shoulders of one person. It’s not a black and white issue. I think you are making rather extreme claims that you need to be able to back up with much more than a facebook post.

    https://www.adl.org/news/article/hamas-in-their-own-words

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/meast/hamas-explainer/index.html

    https://www.facebook.com/GalGadot/photos/a.443954573925.242485.25616998925/10152522016708926/?type=3&theater

  2. I do NOT believe in the occupation, but when you look at this conflict through as black and white a lens as this you do an injustice to all those who’ve suffered. There are terrible human rights violations happening against the Palestinians – and they are also being victimized by their own people. Currently thousands of Palestinians are fleeing Hamas right now. Gal Gadot’s so-called offensive facebook mention calls out the corruption there. To say nothing of the corruption of Arafat. But in the meantime you seem to be holding up Algeria, where rights of assembly are illegal, as some kind of human rights bastion??? Please. http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palestinians/.premium-1.792773

  3. Zionism is problematic and fraught – but equating it with sexism, domestic abuse, and rape is ignorant, absurd, and, dare I say it, anti-semitic.

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