Gal Gadot is seeing herself caught in the crosshairs of internet backlash after she tweeted a statement regarding the escalating violence taking place between Israel and Palestine. The Wonder Woman star once served in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) and her position has caused many people online to question her beliefs and stance during this moment.
Here is the tweet Gal Gadot put up that started the conversation around her feelings and beliefs when it comes to Israel and Palestine:
It did not take long for many people on Twitter to call out Gal Gadot for her position and the wording of her statement as she does not mention the name “Palestine” and seems to take an unspoken side with Israel in the mounting conflict.
And the backlash against Gal Gadot does not seem to stop with just regular civilians. Apparently, Brie Larson herself has ended up in the fray as it appears that she has stopped following the Wonder Woman actress after her comments about the Israel/Palestine conflict.
As previously stated, Gal Gadot did serve in the Israel Defense Force and has not been shy about her service. This has led many to wonder just what her stance is when it comes to the issues involving Palestine and the feelings of Israel being an occupying force in the country. It is an undeniably difficult issue that requires far more time, nuance, and knowledge than we have to give. Suffice to say, it is an issue that generates incredible emotions for anyone involved with the conflict taking place in that part of the world.
One has to wonder if this newest controversy will end up seriously affecting Gal Gadot’s clout or not. The actress is already on board for a third Wonder Woman film as well as a number of projects like a new version of Cleopatra, the upcoming Netflix action blockbuster Red Notice with Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson, and a number of other projects like a spy thriller and a sci-fi drama. She has even been rumored to join the Star Wars franchise after her Wonder Woman collaborator Patty Jenkins hopped on board to direct the upcoming Rogue Squadron. Will this recent controversy put a stop to any of these projects?
It is hard to say. The fact that Gal Gadot was a member of the Israel Defense Force was never something that was being hidden from the general public or her entertainment collaborators. She has been very open and proud of her service in the IDF. Now, with the conflict between Israel and Palestine entering another period of increasing violence, it looks like her viewpoints are being magnified on the global stage that is social media. It is going to be interesting to see if she sticks by her previous comments or tries to renavigate the situation for PR reasons.
Regardless, it looks like it’s Gal Gadot’s turn on the chopping block of public outrage. Whether or not those feelings towards her are justified will depend on which side of the Israel/Palestine issue you land.