Lebanon has banned Wonder Woman from showing in the country’s movie theaters because the film’s lead actor, Gal Gadot, is Israeli.
Lebanon’s Ministry of Economy issued the ban just before the film was scheduled to premiere in Lebanon, which is officially at war with Israel.
Wonder Woman has been promoted around Lebanon and was scheduled to premiere in the country until hours before the ban went into effect. Lebanon’s Grand Cinemas movie theater chain announced the ban on its Twitter feed.
Though Wonder Woman had passed the country’s normal screening procedures, the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon put pressure on the government to block the film, describing it as “the Israeli Soldier film”.
Gadot, who is from Tel Aviv, was a combat trainer in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) for two years and crowned Miss Israel at age 18. The Campaign had previously tried to block Lebanon’s screenings of Batman v Superman, which also features Gadot as Wonder Woman, but was unsuccessful.
The Guardian - 31/05/2017
Updating: Tunisia, Algeria, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait & Jordan follow Lebanon in banning Wonder Woman screenings because lead actress Gal Gadot is Israeli.Bahrain: Civil organazations letter to cinema theater to stop showing Wonder Woman.
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