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Social media uproar after Gal Gadot wears Lebanese designer's dress

Twitter and Instagram erupt after Lebanese designer proudly posts an image of the star wearing one of his designs

    Gal Gadot at the National Board of Review awards
    Gal Gadot at the National Board of Review awards (Picture: Getty Images)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is at the centre of a social media storm after the publication of an image showing her wearing a dress from Lebanese designer Elie Saab.

    A state of war, dating back to 1948, is still officially in force between the two nations.

    Instagram users were very vocal in their criticism, leading Saab to take down the post.

    The now-deleted Instagram post
    The now-deleted Instagram post (Picture: Elie Saab./Instagram)

    Gadot wore the dress to the National Board of Review awards in New York on Tuesday, when she and director Patty Jenkins were presented with the Spotlight Award for their work on hit superhero film Wonder Woman. The film was banned in Lebanon.

    Gadot has not directly commented on the furore, merely posting a tweet expressing her delight at having received the award.

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