Published: 2017-06-13 12:04
Last Updated: 2021-03-02 20:50
Jordan is not banning "Wonder Woman"!
The Jordanian Audiovisual Authority (JAA) has given movie theatres across the Kingdom the go ahead to screen the much-debated Hollywood blockbuster.
Dozens of activists and social media users demanded that Jordan bans the film after accusing its lead actress, Gal Gadot, who is also a former soldier in the Israeli Army, of being a “Zionist.”
Gadot served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years and vocally supports the state's military. Some people have argued that the 32-year-old former soldier should not be attached to a role that romanticizes her as “a hero and a peacemaker.”
A source said that the JAA “did not find a valid reason to ban cinemas from screening the movie.”
“The Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon” first spurred the mission to ban Gadot’s movie, arguing that the actress is a “Zionist and a supporter of Zionism.” Lebanon’s Minister of Trade officially banned the modern remake of the superhero film from Lebanese cinemas on May 31.