Gal Gadot became well known after she won the title of Miss Israel in 2004. She has been called the “biggest Israeli star” and “Israel’s most successful actress.” Later, she was in the Fast & Furious movie series, and then she played Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe movie series.
In 2018, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Recently, she spoke out against violence against women, calling it “a terrible epidemic that needs to be stopped.” Gadot has also talked about her allegedly abusive relationship with Hollywood director Josh Whedon, who the actress said: “threatened her career.”
But on Wednesday, Gadot was the most talked about thing on social media, and it wasn’t because of anything she had said about those things or for any of her recent movie roles. Gadot’s tweets about the violence in Jerusalem, on the other hand, caused a strong reaction.
It started Wednesday morning when she posted a message on her personal account (@GalGadot) that called for an end to the violence and was meant to bring people together.
Instead, it caused a big fuss.
More than 41,000 people responded to the tweet in less than an hour, and many of them were very mean. Some people wanted Gadot to be taken out of the next Wonder Woman movie, and others called her a “Zionist.”
Others tried to draw attention to the fact that Gadot served in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) from 2005 to 2007.
“Reminding you that Gal Gadot spent two years in the IDF, where she not only saw the ethnic cleansing of Palestine firsthand but also helped it along. How can you say that you want to stop the cycle of terror when you are on the front lines making it worse?” @thetaeprint said so.
Some of Gadot’s critics have refused to talk about the fact that all Israeli citizens over the age of 18 are required to do national military service. This includes most Israeli women.
Still, some people criticized her because she only talked about Israel in her tweet and didn’t say anything about the Palestinians who had been killed in the past few days.
But not all of the comments were against the actress, and it’s clear that she still has a lot of fans in Israel and around the world. Israel War Room, a Twitter account, praised what she said: “Gal Gadot speaks for everyone who wants peace instead of war. #IsraelUnderAttack”
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