Wonder Woman is in trouble with Israel already
Gorgeous Israeli-born actress Gal Godot has been Wonder Woman for all of a hot minute, and she's already in trouble for a controversial commercial she's shot. The model-turned-actress has had a deal since 2008 with Israeli clothing company Castro and their recent commercial featured Godot pulling on a pair of their jeans, then twerking.
Unfortunately, what was done in good fun (if not in good taste) met with multiple complaints from people claiming the spot is inappropriate for daytime television and that it objectifies women, according to The Second Authority for Television and Radio in Israel (think our version of the FCC).
Godot spoke about the controversy on Israel's Channel 2 news:
I am very much in favor of women’s rights, being a woman myself, and I support intelligent, successful, independent working women. I shot the commercial from a place of having fun and amusement. Not every commercial comes with a certain agenda. For me, it was fun, and I had no intention of hurting anyone.
Of course, because she has suddenly been thrust into the limelight with her new role in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, millions more eyes are on her actions than they were a few months ago. Still, she seems to have a good head on her shoulders about it:
No matter what I do, there will always be those who will love it and those who won’t. So I keep on going my way, and whoever is with me, they’re with me.
Okay. Two things. One, the most offensive part of this whole thing is Gal Godot thinking she could twerk. Girl...no. Just no. White women -and I am looking straight at you, Miley Cyrus- we need to calm ourselves, because not a damn one of us can twerk right. Don't even pretend like we can.
(Author's note: It's become clear from the comments that a good number of readers didn't get that I was making a tongue-in-cheek joke here. My apologies for not conveying that clearly. Not apologizing for making a joke, however, which is, ironically, the point of the next paragraph.)
On a more serious note, it's a shame that we live in such a permanently-offended culture that it seems not one bit of marketing, writing, or commentary can hit the public without someone crying foul. I worry that rather than creating a genuine culture of awareness, our generation is merely cultivating a culture of offense.
But that's another rant for a much longer editorial, so I digress. In the meantime, it's at least nice to know that our future Wonder Woman has enough self-confidence not to let the slings and arrows of the internet ruffle her tailfeathers much.
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(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)