When Israeli actress Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie, fans immediately took to the internet to complain about her body type. Wonder Woman is an Amazon, the fans reasonably insisted, and therefore needs a more muscular build, particularly in the boob area. Of course, these complaints were dismissed as the usual brand of sexism and misogyny that causes fanboys to question the casting of every actress in a superhero movie, but could there have been something more to it?
Gadot recently posted a picture of her bicep on Facebook, proving that she'd been addressing fan complaints by working out, something women have to do because unlike natural studs like Ben Affleck and Chris Pratt, they aren't constantly sporting beefed up six packs due to superior genetics. But one industry expert claims that Gadot has taken things to far.
"Her bicep is clearly 30% larger than Wonder Woman's bicep should be," explained Professor of Misogynistic Oppression of Women Through Culturally Enforced Body Image in Superhero Movies at the prestigious University of Phoenix, Thaddeus T. Puffinbottoms. "You can clearly see in this illustration that Gadot should have stopped working out when her bicep reached the blue line. Instead, she's taken things way too far and can never play a convincing Wonder Woman."
Puffinbottoms went on to dismiss claims that his ideas about Gadot were sexist, and that this type of scrutiny is never applied to male actors. "I'm not trying to oppress women," he clarified. "I just believe that their primary value is as attractive objects of mens' attention."
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