Despite Wonder Woman sweeping up at the box office, inspiring women and girls around the world, making Patty Jenkins the highest paid female director of all time, and shooting Gal Gadot into super stardom, the Israeli actress has had to bat away more than one question about the size of her breasts. A bizarrely controversial topic which has dogged Wonder Woman's appearance all the way to the United Nations.
Gal Gadot recalled in the past how Wonder Woman "fans" complained that her proportions were not up to snuff, arguing that her breasts (and butt) were too small to accurately portray the Amazonian demigod. There was also a bit of an uproar about her bleached armpits. Gadot has opened up about the ridiculousness of these controversies before, but gave the perfect response when asked about it in a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
Appearing on the cover of the July issue and discussing her astronomical rise to stardom, Gadot gave the most hilarious and on-point comment on the subject of the breast controversy, saying:
“I told [critics], 'Listen, if you want to be for real, then the Amazons, they had only one boob. Exactly one boob. So what are you talking about here? Me having small boobs and small ass? That will make all the difference.”
And she's not wrong. The word #Amazon is even derived from a Greek word meaning "without breast," as according to folk mythology an Amazon's right breast was removed during infancy. Yet classic art of the warrior women depicted them with both breasts in tact, so the mythology changes. While Wonder Women does not fully adhere to Greek mythology, that's not the point. She's making a point that if you wanted to really be "accurate" to the source material, why not go back into the mythology it was based upon? Why not get truly historical?
The straight-forward actress followed up her comments by talking about how sexist the whole thing was, saying:
“It's the ultimate sexism to say because she has big breasts and a costume on, that is what you think represents her and who she is. Women do have breasts and women can defend themselves and fight back. Wonder Woman is about telling the truth.”
Fans on Twitter are also loving #GalGadot's brilliant response to her critics, rallying around her and spilling all the T.
Thankfully, all this ridiculous body shaming has only helped Gal Gadot's light shine even brighter, making her an excellent feminist role model for young women. It also hasn't dented the movie's success, which recently became the most successful superhero origin story film of all time. You go, Gal!