Social media has its pros and its cons, but giving the entire world a platform to sound off from will always come with its issues. On the more ridiculous side of this, British tabloid The Telegraph has found that a few people are complaining about Wonder Woman’s apparently bleached armpits. This isn’t the first time that the Wonder Woman actress has come under fire from the social media world.
The clip in question is in the most recent trailer for Wonder Woman, there is a brief shot of her underarms and they seem to be digitally bleached. This may be something that was done in post-production, but it could also be a product of lack of sunlight. Either way, this has ignited a controversial wildfire online. The conflict is about whether an Amazonian woman from a secluded island would have the same beauty standards as the rest of the civilized world.
Female underarm shaving didn’t begin until 1915. This brings up an interesting idea though. Should superhero movies be historically correct? The answer to this is a rather simple one, and shouldn’t take up much more of your time than a few seconds. That answer is no. A superhero film shouldn’t have to be historically correct. It is correct to the source material. Besides that, giving Wonder Woman underarm hair for the sake of correctness, would be off-putting for some viewers.
Just speaking aesthetically, the new Wonder Woman trailer had me wishing she had armpit hair.
— mattson tomlin (@mattsontomlin) March 12, 2017
Leaked screenshot reveals what Wonder Woman’s armpits looked like before they were digitally altered by the patriarchy. pic.twitter.com/V4nZ07heaj
— マイル (@martian_munk) March 18, 2017
Gal Gadot has responded to the unfair criticism about her appearance as the heroine in the past, telling Ynet (via EW):
“They said that I was too skinny and my boobs were too small. After they asked me here, in Israel, if I have eating disorders and why am I so skinny – they said my head was too big and my body was like a broomstick – I can take anything. It’s just empty talk. I understand that part of what I’m doing means being exposed. And part of being exposed is being under fire. When I was younger I would take criticism really hard. But now it mostly amuses me. The true Amazons had one boob so it wouldn’t bother them in their archery. So it’s not going to be like real Amazons. We always try to make everyone happy but we can’t.”
On another note, ComicBook received confirmation from Patty Jenkins the film’s director that the blasts don’t come from Wonder Woman’s bracers, rather they come from the heroine herself.
Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 2.[Source: DarkHorizons]