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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:

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