Wonder Woman has been deemed a problem for Tunisians.
Or, more precisely, the Israeli star of the blockbuster film, Gal Gadot, has been deemed a problem.
In fact, she is such a problem, apparently, that the film has been banned by a Tunisian court from being shown anywhere in the country, according to the Independent.
The court weighed in following a complaint from the Al-Chaab nationalist party in Tunis. Al-Chaab had demanded the film be banned because of a Facebook post made by Gadot back in 2014. The post, which subsequently went viral, was a message of support for the Israeli army during the Gaza war, as well as a condemnation of the militant Palestinian Islamist group Hamas:
“I am sending my love and prayers to my fellow Israeli citizens. Especially to all the boys and girls who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas, who are hiding like cowards behind women and children...We shall overcome!!! Shabbat Shalom!”
As some have noticed, Gadot stars as Wonder Woman, as well, in the 2016 Marvel hit Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So how come there was no problem showing that film?
Well, as Anthony Sargon, a Lebanese-American who runs a comic book store in Beirut, Lebanon, notes:
“It’s because she’s the main star of this film, it freaked some people out.”
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large