James Cameron Draws Twitter Heat For Comments On Wonder Woman: ‘An Objectified Icon’
Filmmaker James Cameron is drawing criticism on Twitter over comments claiming Wonder Woman is “an objectified icon.”
In an interview with The Guardian, Cameron said he believed Wonder Woman represents “a step backward” from Sarah Connor — the female protagonist of the Terminator series.
“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards. Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!
Many on Twitter criticized Cameron. Here is a sample of the reaction:
Things James Cameron has said:
“Wonder Woman is a step backwards.”
“Terminator Genisys is good.”
— Chris Stuckmann (@Chris_Stuckmann) August 24, 2017
The most important thing to note about this story is the slug, which begins “He says…” https://t.co/3MWYPBze0j
— Andrew Husband (@AndrewHusband) August 24, 2017
Is this the same James Cameron who routinely polled his all-male crew to ensure a lady alien was fuckable, or is that a different dickhead? https://t.co/9AXfkVacD0
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) August 24, 2017
No James Cameron. Just No.
This is EXTREMELY disappointing to hear from 1 of my fav filmmakers.
Equally as disappointing as AVATAR. https://t.co/SuRQKV93Is
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) August 24, 2017
Don’t you have 10 Avatar movies to make for no one https://t.co/igB80SRSiU
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) August 24, 2017
James Cameron: “Wonder Woman objectified it’s lead & was a step backwards from Sarah Connor.”
Linda Hamilton: pic.twitter.com/jUeaNjOVpd
— Cher (@thecherness) August 24, 2017
— Susan Eisenberg (@susaneisenberg1) August 24, 2017
James Cameron is absolutely one of those dudes who’s way to eager to tell everyone how attractive he finds Brienne.
— Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) August 24, 2017
Putting on my 3D glasses to watch Twitter rip apart James Cameron like pic.twitter.com/WipBXdxIF5
— Jenn Kaytin Robinson (@JennKaytin) August 24, 2017
— Jill Pantozzi ♿ (@JillPantozzi) August 24, 2017
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