It’s the celebrity feud nobody saw coming. The eternally elegant Lynda Carter and frequently problematic director James Cameron have become involved in a high profile social media war. You might recall, last August Cameron randomly critiqued Wonder Woman as an “objectified icon.” He then doubled down like a Trumpster this week in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter saying
the summer hit was a “step backwards” for female representation in Hollywood because, in comparison to his gritty protagonist Sarah Connor in Terminator, it relied on familiar tropes of sexualizing female characters to attract male audiences.
He told the British newspaper Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman was an “objectified icon,” adding that “it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing” and that “Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit.”
Well. The original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, was having none of it and took to Facebook to tell Mr Cameron he doesn’t know WTF he’s talking about:
To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women–we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron–I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So–STOP IT.
Yes, Cameron. Just STOP IT.
Don’t fuck with the OG Wonder Woman, dude. She will clock yo ass.
(Photos: Pacific Coast News)