Gal Gadot dress trouble for Lebanese designer

Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot
The posting of a photograph of Israeli actress Gal Gadot in a dress by Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab has caused consternation on social media.

Israel and Lebanon have technically been at war since 1948, and Lebanon boycotts its southern neighbour.

“I love and respect Elie Saab, but is he really happy an Israeli actress wore a dress he designed?” asked Lebanon journalist Heba Bitar on Twitter.

The picture of Gadot has since been removed from Saab’s Instagram account.

The image of the Wonder Woman star in a blue sash dress by Saab and was accompanied by a description of the former Israel Defense Forces combat trainer as “flawless”.

Saab’s Instagram post saw some people share their frustration that a former member of the Israeli army would be promoted by the designer.

Gadot was wearing the dress to the National Board of Review awards in New York, where she and director Patty Jenkins received the Spotlight Award for their work on Wonder Woman.

The deleting of Saab’s picture has drawn a mixed reaction on social media. While one user praised the decision to remove the post, another called the whole debacle “shameful”.

This is not the first time Gadot has found herself in the middle of controversy due to her nationality.

In 2014 the actress voiced her support of the Israeli armed forces on Facebook during the Gaza War, which left more than 2,100 Palestinians dead. On the Israeli side, 67 soldiers and six civilians were killed. The post was both condemned and condoned in thousands of comments.

In 2017, her superhero blockbuster was banned from Lebanese cinemas, specifically because of her casting as the title character.

However, this ban did not extend to Justice League, which also stars Gadot as Wonder Woman, released later that year.

BBC

  • Danny Farah

    Oh grow up people.. Who cares who made her the dress. Now you are going to hung the guy because she wore his designed dress. Go worry about your damned trash it made headline news in the world and the pollutions in lebanon. you are very narrow and small minded and bunch of hypocrites.

  • The Naked Prey

    They should ban the second film too. No need to glorify anyone who doesn’t respect your existence. The US, which many unknowing people in the developing world wrongly consider a beacon of freedom, has many effective bans on films and literature. The difference is in that in the US, these bans are not effected by government but by publishing houses, theaters, and media syndicates. The results are the same. Youtube/Google, Twitter, and Facebook are all widely known for banning or suppressing content at the behest of the government.

    • Niemals

      Any evidence that “Youtube/Google, Twitter, and Facebook are all widely known for banning or suppressing content at the behest of the government.”?

      Did you ever seen @abyadhind Twitter account content?

      Twitter didn’t banned or surppresed the content of @abyadhind!
      Abyss is still spreading anti-Semitic propaganda and other conspiracy theories.

      • The Naked Prey

        This is just the latest example to come to light. It describes in detail covert or “shadowbanning,” which is a means used to limit the spread of dissident content on Twitter. Numerous examples can be found of Youtube banning channels because of “offensive content” – a euphemistic way of referring to content which contradicts the government story.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64gTjdUrDFQ

      • Hind Abyad

        Stop stalking Alzheimer! Twitter didn’t banned @abyadhind because she’s not spreading anti-SEMITIC propaganda. Zionists are not Semitic

        • Y K

          The one place where Dumbyad should really be banned for life is Canada’s welfare services. 🙂

          • Niemals

            I doubt that Canada’s welfare services care about Dumbyad, only when she does something that upset Canada’s welfare service, only than they may perhaps ‘discover’ her existence in Canada.

          • Hind Abyad

            Zionist psychological warfare broken record-
            I’m on Welfare, Hannibal is a Janitor..

            I said, call the Canadian Welfare get it over with already.
            Case closed.

          • Y K

            “call the Canadian Welfare get it over with already.”
            You started using some 9-year old to edit your crap? Because that’s waaay too grammatical for you. 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            Likewise

    • Y K

      Another degenerate joins the club! No wonder Dumbyad upvoted him. 🙂

      • Hind Abyad

        Thanks for your opinion. Is opinion for you something backed up
        by sources with quotes, and evidence? The definition is futility.

        YeeK the other spamming troll degenerated squatter on YaLibnan distributing insults, dictating orders to Lebanese for their “opinions”
        https://twitter.com/RichardHardigan/status/952092255090855936

        • Y K

          “dictating orders to Lebanese”
          Ain’t my job to order you to get on that plane, princess. And that’s the only order you need. 🙂

          • Hind Abyad

            Dictating orders to Lebanese..<
            Spamming is a well paid job.

            Have you met me before?

  • elie

    bunch of idiots. this isnt fucking politics. This backwards thinking of some lebanese is beyond belief.

    • Niemals

      Abyss backwards thinking is beyond belief.

    • Hind Abyad

      The Hollywood Wonder Woman superhero blockbuster..
      “In 2014 the actress voiced her support of the Israeli armed forces on Facebook during the Gaza War, which left more than 2,100 Palestinians dead. On the Israeli side, 67 soldiers and six civilians were killed.
      The post was both condemned and condoned in thousands of comments.”
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=52&v=IfBWZG3uvuc

  • Y K

    Gal Gadot does not need an Elie Saab to prosper. She;s probably already forgotten about him. It’s the Elie Saabs of the world who feed off the Gal Gadots, not vice versa.