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Lebanese Government Officially Bans Wonder Woman Two Hours Before The Film's Release

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, May 31 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Lebanese Government Officially Bans Wonder Woman Two Hours Before The Film's Release

A lobbyist group targeted the Israeli star Gal Gadot.


Source: Variety

On Tuesday, lobbyists in Lebanon attempted to get Wonder Woman banned due to lead actress Gal Gadot's Israeli nationality. Wednesday saw the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon succeed in getting the Lebanese government to implement the ban, which was decided by a six-member committee of the Ministry of Economy & Trade.

The country's Ministry of Economy & Trade issued a "clarifying statement" on its website confirming the reason for the ban, and pointing to its history of actions against films featuring Gadot, including a call in 2016 for the actress to be placed on a blacklist.

Lebanon is officially at war with Israel, which has been ongoing since 1948. An older law boycotts Israeli products and bars Lebanese citizens from traveling or having contacts with Israelis. The group initiating the boycott, Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon, also failed to ban Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice in 2016.





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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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