Magazine article Screen International

James Cameron 'Wonder Woman' Remarks Spark Social Media Fury

Magazine article Screen International

James Cameron 'Wonder Woman' Remarks Spark Social Media Fury

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“She’s an objectified icon,” director claims.

James Cameron

James Cameron has provoked widespread anger after he claimed that summer smash Wonder Woman was a “step backwards” for the depiction of women on screen.

The director of Avatar, TheTerminator,Titanic and Aliens sparked a furious response among netizens following his comments in an interview published on Thursday.

“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided,” Cameron told The Guardian. “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 Connor] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”

After the interview appeared online it did not take long for advocates of Wonder Woman and detractors of Cameron in general to vent their feelings. …

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