Gal Gadot Speaks on United Nations Wonder Woman Controversy

Posted: December 19, 2016 in Comic Book News

A few months ago, on October 21, the United Nations named Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls in a ceremony that also included Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot. After a petition against swearing in the character picked up thousands of signatures, citing reasons like her being a “large-breasted white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif and knee-high boots,” the U.N. dropped the campaign.

Speaking with TIME in an article discussing the history of the Wonder Woman character, Gadot reacted to the controversy surrounding the U.N., stating:

“There are so many horrible things that are going on in the world, and this is what you’re protesting, seriously?”

“When people argue that Wonder Woman should ‘cover up,’ I don’t quite get it,” [Gadot] says. “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?”

The article also featured two new images of Gadot, one with her wearing her character’s signature magical bracelets, and another featuring a new look at her in the upcoming Wonder Woman film. You can check out both in the slideshow below.

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Wonder Woman will arrive in theaters on June 23, 2017.

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