Palestinians Ban Justice League Movie Due to Wonder Woman Actress’s Israeli Origins
Likely A Palestinian theater company in Ramallah, a city on the West Bank are banning DC’s Justice League movie, and all because Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot hails from Israel.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Palestine Cinema Tower, Palestinians’ largest film distributor, made the announcement after a campaign launched a viral video that alternated between showing Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman costume to her Israeli Defense Uniform.
I’m not sure how to tell the difference between the two costumes either.
The video is in Arabic, but here it is nonetheless.
There’s no word yet as to whether or not other theater companies have banned the movie due to Gadot’s appearance, according to JP. However, this would not be the first time Gadot’s presence in a film resulted in a ban in Arab nations.
This is not the first time Gadot’s Israeli background limited a film starring her from showing in an Arab nation.The film Wonder Woman was banned by Qatar, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon and other Arab nations specifically because Gadot is Israeli.
Funny enough, the ban mattered very little for the Wonder Woman movie, which ran away with the bucks despite its absence from some theaters.
Wonder Woman succeeded in the domestic box and was the highest grossing film of the summer and the second highest grossing film of 2017 despite the boycotts. The film was also a critical success, winning numerous awards and launching Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and Gadot into the pantheons of Hollywood history.