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Top Controversial Moments of Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot, the Israeli actress who played Wonder Woman in the movie, isn’t all lassos and truth. Here are 10 times she caused controversy as DC’s beloved comic book hero.

1 “Imagine All the People” Video

In 2020, Gadot enlisted her famous friends to sing John Lennon’s “Imagine” during the height of lockdown. Though meant to foster unity, many criticized it as out of touch with people’s real struggles.

2 Miss Universe 2016 Comments

While hosting Miss Universe, Gadot made remarks about peace in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that some saw as dismissive of a complex issue.

3 Wonder Woman 1984 Representation

Top Controversial Moments of Gal Gadot

The sequel was accused of perpetuating negative stereotypes about Middle Eastern characters.

4 Social Media Posts on Israel-Palestine Conflict

Top Controversial Moments of Gal Gadot

Gadot has faced backlash for social media posts expressing support for the Israeli military amid ongoing conflict with Palestine over disputed territories.

5 Cleopatra Casting

Top Controversial Moments of Gal Gadot

Gadot’s casting as Cleopatra, a Greek queen who ruled Egypt, reignited debates over Hollywood’s habit of whitewashing stories and failing to represent history accurately on screen.

6 Whedon’s Comments on Justice League Reshoots

Top Controversial Moments of Gal Gadot

Director Joss Whedon revealed he clashed with Gadot during reshoots for “Justice League,” but did not go into further detail.

7 Salary Disparity with Chris Pine

Top Controversial Moments of Gal Gadot

Reports that Pine earned significantly more than Gadot for reshoots of their scenes together in “Wonder Woman” fueled outrage and drew attention to Hollywood’s gender pay gap problem.

8 Fast X Cameo

Top Controversial Moments of Gal Gadot

Gadot’s brief appearance in a “Fast & Furious” movie after her “Wonder Woman” character was killed off left fans scratching their heads about continuity.

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