TV's 'Wonder Woman' slams 'poor soul' James Cameron for comments
After James Cameron doubled down on his "Wonder Woman" comments earlier this week, the original actress who played the role took to Facebook to tell him to "STOP."
Lynda Carter played Diana Prince on TV from 1975 to 1979 and is beloved to this day for her betrayal of the Amazonian superhero.
She couldn't stay quiet any longer after Cameron commented for the second time about the recent movie starring Gal Gadot, calling the film and the character anything but "groundbreaking," though fans have flocked to theaters, making it one of the highest grossing films of the year.
"To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul," she snarked. "Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women -- we are more than the sum of our parts."
She continued calling his comments "thuggish" and slights at the film's director, Patty Jenkins, "ill advised."
"This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron -- because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So -- STOP IT," she added.
Cameron spoke to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week saying he stood by earlier remarks that had him less than enthralled by the picture.
"She was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "She's absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that's not breaking ground. They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the '60s."
Cameron's comments echo his remarks to The Guardian last month when he said Gadot's "Wonder Woman" was "an objectified icon."
But Carter isn't the only woman to stand up to Cameron. Jenkins fired back on social media in August after the original slight saying, "James Cameron's inability to understand what 'Wonder Woman' is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman. I believe women can and should be EVERYTHING just like male lead characters should be."