Gal Gadot stands up for Wonder Woman

The Israeli actress says the UN was wrong to strip the comic-book character of "Empowerment of Women" title


Israeli actress Gal Gadot has spoken out about the United Nation’s decision to strip her of her honorary ambassador title.

The star, who played Wonder Woman in the movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is furious that the international organisation ended her character’s Honorary Ambassadorship for the Empowerment of Women and Girls last Friday.

Earlier this year, the UN bestowed the title – which had previously been held by the likes of Winnie the Pooh and the red Angry Bird – on the 75-year-old comic book character.

But when Ms Gadot arrived at the New York building for the ceremony, she was met by protestors who had signed a petition objecting to “a large-breasted white woman of impossible proportions” and “the epitome of a ‘pin-up’ girl” becoming an official symbol of female power.

Two months later, Wonder Woman’s ambassadorial privileges were <> <>

In an interview with Time magazine, the former Miss Israel said: “"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?"

She added: "There are so many horrible things that are going on in the world and this is what you’re protesting, seriously?"

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