A few months back Wonder Woman was named as the UN Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. Adults soon questioned how a "large-breasted white woman of impossible proportions" could pass as the symbol of female power? More than 600 signed a petition wanting the iconic comic book character removed from the role, and two months later the UN did just that.
Being some time removed from the situation, we have yet to hear what our current #WonderWoman, Gal Gadot, thinks of the situation. That is until Time Magazine sat down to talk with her during their write-up.
Gal Gadot Speaks Her Mind
In the article, Gadot made quite clear that she was utterly disappointed in the whole situation that went down:
“There are so many horrible things that are going on in the world, and this is what you’re protesting, seriously?”
Besides winning the title of Miss Israel in 2004, many don't know that Gadot also served in the Israel Defense Forces. Needless to say, if there is anyone who is going to understand the role of Wonder Woman it's Gadot. In fact, Gadot seems to be quite fed up with the overall hate of Wonder Woman as a character.
“When people argue that Wonder Woman should ‘cover up,’ I don’t quite get it. They say, ‘If she’s smart and strong, she can’t also be sexy.’ That’s not fair. Why can’t she be all of the above?”
How Does This Affect Wonder Woman In The DCEU?
As far as I'm concerned, I think it's great that we have an actress so passionate about Wonder Woman's ideals. Gadot is literally embodying the character of Wonder Woman. This leads me to believe that her film will be great come June. If Gadot is passionate about keeping something in the film, then I'm pretty sure it will be in there. At the very least, she will fight to the end to give us the best Wonder Woman we have ever seen. So buckle down my friends!
In short: Don't mess with Wonder Woman. After all, she didn't become such an iconic character for nothing. Look for Gadot to bring Wonder Woman to a whole other level that leaves a lasting impression. We're in for a treat!
What do you think? Do you stand with Gal? Let me know in the comments down below!