As Twitchy reported, “Wonder Woman” opened this weekend and is on track to gross more than $200 million worldwide.
That’s a ridiculous amount of money for an opening weekend, but none of it comes from Lebanon, where the film was banned, thanks in part to pressure brought by the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel–Lebanon. As Slate points out, that group on Facebook refers to “Wonder Woman” as “the Israeli soldier film,” which — spoiler warning! — it isn’t.
Still, for the film to gross that much money must mean people just want to see some decent entertainment, right? Or do they?
— Slate (@Slate) June 5, 2017
By our count, Slate has tweeted the same thing 18 times since Thursday. It’s too bad they didn’t use a different still for each tweet so movie lovers on a budget could have scrolled quickly through Slate’s timeline and practically watched the film that way.
Gal Gadot “has proudly discussed her experience in the IDF, touting her combat training in interviews as helpful in preparing for the role. (A decade ago, she participated in a Maxim feature on women of the IDF, ‘the world’s sexiest soldiers.’) She has also been outspoken in her political support for her country,” notes Ruth Graham.
So, why do so many people care that “Wonder Woman” actress and former Miss Israel served in the Israeli Defense Force as a combat trainer? Hmm…
— Patrick (@PatChristophe12) June 5, 2017
????? … because normally
media demonizes Israel and the IDF …
… and it's fun to watch media parade
— BOKE [name/brand] (@artistofideas) June 1, 2017
#WonderWoman is a fictional character from a fictional land. The "outrage" is nonsense
— Michael Napoleone (@mnapoleone) June 1, 2017
Because people will complain about anything
— ?? Mike ?? (@ManhattaKnight) June 4, 2017
Most people don't give a fuck so the headline is misleading
— Lastlion (@Darronb) June 2, 2017
Actually, nobody cares about this. No one. Zero.
— Sid Vichyssoise (@DollarBill4264) June 1, 2017
I haven't heard one person care.
— Tess Deco (@TessDeco) June 3, 2017
Can you do an article of why so many people care what people care about? And who are these "many" who give cares? Why so many cares to give?
— Daniel K. (@worldisall) June 5, 2017
They're fucking bigots. There. We're done.
— Old Turkey (@Corduroyalist) June 5, 2017
Quite frankly I find this offensive. A Jewish or Israeli woman is the lead of a movie? Really, that's cause for discussion? Only for bigots
— abraham elterman (@aelterman) June 2, 2017
So is Natalie Portman. She has dual citizenship. Who cares when it's a movie. Did she do a good job? Obviously she did. End of story.
— Renee Begley (@RBTrepessa) June 2, 2017
People do realize this is an actor playing a role and not a political statement on Israeli-Palestinian relationships.
— J. K. Keck (@_jkkeck) June 4, 2017
They're jealous they aren't Israeli. https://t.co/lRGWoAgUkv
— Miss Jessica Covfefe (@Lady_Sappho) June 5, 2017
Because Gal Gadot is smoking hot!
— Jonathan Wesley (@TheMooPz) June 2, 2017
How many more times do you plan to tweet this ridiculous article?
— J. Cross (@jdylancross) June 4, 2017
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Before she was Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot had a kick-ass message for the IDF fighting terrorists in Gaza https://t.co/zsV0P5Ej3A
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 5, 2017