Monday, November 09, 2020

Gal Gadot just ensured she won't have many fans back home

Israel Hayom reported that Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot has angered plenty Israelis after she praised Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, both of whom have awful records:
Israeli actress Gal Gadot sparked controversy over the weekend after congratulating Democratic candidate Joe Biden for being elected as president of the United States, a gesture that did not go over well with supporters of President Donald Trump.

[...] While Gadot's post quickly gained over a million likes, there were many who took her to task, calling her a populist and accusing her of becoming a "Hollywood liberal who has forgotten what is good for her country."

[...] Israeli rapper and right-wing activist Yoav Eliasi, commonly known by his stage name "The Shadow," also criticized the move by Gadot on both Instagram and Facebook, Sunday.

"Gal Gadot made a big mistake … In order to ensure her future in Hollywood, she congratulated Biden and his vice president [-elect Harris] (who has promised to first thing bring back the PLO's offices to the US and the funding for the Palestinian Authority) but the Americans did not take it sitting down, and sent her hundreds of comments calling hypocritical and ungrateful, and how was she not ashamed to congratulate Biden after everything Trump had done for Israel. In short – disappointing."
I think she's just ensured I won't be particularly interested in checking out most of her movies going forward, and she does seem to have a very awkward perspective on many issues. She is not a "national treasure" in this country, and her desperate attempts to appease the US left certainly says something about her personality. Best way to send her a message is to avoid all her starring roles from this point onwards, and even the Cleopatra movie she's planning doesn't sound particularly interesting compared to Liz Taylor's film.

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