Tunisia Suspends (and Maybe Bans) Wonder Woman

Published June 9th, 2017 - 08:28 GMT
Gal Gadot: denied. (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.)
Gal Gadot: denied. (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.)

Tunisia has followed in Lebanon's steps in banning Wonder Woman (dir.: Patt Jenkins) from theaters. The film's upcoming premiere in Tunis was cancelled after a protest by the People's Movement, a political party.

In a statement, the party said, "We must continue the mobilization on this type of affair, as on everything related to the Zionist entity."

Lassad Goubantini, a distributor, combated this assertion, saying it was based on "bogus accusations."

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is largely the focus of this entire argument. The star, who has has served in the Israeli Defense Forces, has been a supporter of Israeli attacks against Gaza, infamously stating her support for the 2014 Gaza War in a Facebook post.

On the other hand, a spokesperson for the Tunisian Ministry of Culture stated that the cancellation of the film's premiere was due to an administrative issue: the film's visa had been filed only two days ago, as opposed to the requisite eight.

Either way, Tunisia won't be playing Wonder Woman for the foreseeable future.


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