And were these four men attached to each other, true in heart, really united?
I don’t intend to start now, if watching Gadot in BvS would somehow empower Israel it would be different, but she’s just an actress, not the US Senate, and it’s high time Tumblr realized these actors are not actual superheroes.
Anyway, it’s not like Marvel doesn’t have its own Israeli Army vets, who could very well share Gadot’s views.
It’s fine if you want to boycott, but understand it will be purely symbolic, Israel isn’t going to stop if BvS bombs, so please Tumblr for once don’t make this into a judgmental thing.
I haven’t watched anything Batman since Dark Knight (and, then, only for the Joker); Superman, since the Christopher Reeve movies (except for Lois & Clark, of course, but that I watched around the same time as those). So, my one interest in watching BvS was to celebrate the fact that Wonder Woman is finally appearing in a movie, and soon to be gaining her own. I had some reservations when Gadot was cast, but decided to stay optimistic, because what was the point otherwise? And now this. I might not know a lot about Wonder Woman, but to have the first live-action incarnation of the character since Lynda Carter as good as defend war crimes in social media? I mean, I know she’s IDF, but that doesn’t mean she has to agree with everything her country does; and Carter might not be perfect, but Gadot is seriously lacking in the personal politics department.
I think your position is absolutely legitimate, though, and, of course, individuals choosing not to watch something because they disagree with something one of the people involved said is just symbolic, and possibly foolish, but no less significant when you believe in that choice. The article you linked is great, but if we started boycotting stuff for how shitty the executives behind them are, the only American movies we’d watch would be the indie ones, if that, so let’s use other actresses for comparison. Elizabeth Olsen makes a lot of offensive statements about mental illness without realizing (she has stopped doing that recently, which is a good sign). Let’s not even begin to discuss some of the things ScarJo has defended in the past. If I didn’t have any further interest in the Marvel Universe, cinematic or not, and they said something that terrible about something I cared about, as what Gadot did, I wouldn’t watch Avengers 2.
Also, there’s a limit to how symbolic this is, really, because getting people to discuss this subject honestly, or at the very least become aware of what’s happening over there, is important in the long term for some peace to be eventually achieved in that region.