If you’ve seen Wonder Woman — which, you should, because it’s wonderful (I’m sorry) — it’s very clear that Diana (Gal Gadot), princess of the fictional island of Themyscira, is not an American girl. While it’s a little unclear where exactly the island of the Amazons is located, her origin is heavily rooted in Greek mythology. Whether she was molded from clay by her mother, Hippolyta, and given life by Aphrodite in the original comic or by Zeus in the film, she has no reason to immediately pledge allegiance to the Red, White, and Blue.
Despite this, Fox News decided to gripe and immediately decry this decision as anti-American. On Friday’s Your World with Neil Cavuto, guest Dion Baia went in on the film’s apparent lack of patriotism.
“I think, nowadays, sadly, money trumps patriotism. Especially, recently, I personally feel like we’re not really very patriotic, the country, in a certain sense. They want these movies to succeed internationally, so they’re going to dial back.”
The group also bemoaned the fact that her costume was red, blue, and gold, and panel member Mike Gunzelman even quipped, “I think the Hollywood aspect, we see this time and time again, it’s cool to hate America these days.” So, apparently just having Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), the heroic second lead, be American means that you hate the old Stars and Stripes. Fox News always needs new fodder for the outrage machine, but this feels like a real stretch.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)