Gal Gadot Beams Over Boy Who Chose Wonder Woman Backpack, Crown
Gal Gadot fully supports a five-year-old Florida boy who wants to wear a Wonder Woman backpack on his first day of kindergarten.
The superhero actress tweeted Tuesday morning that she read an article in Romper (described as a parenting site by millennial women for millennial women) in which a parent by the name of Katie Alicea wrote about her son Isaac's choice of school supplies and her concern over how he may be treated.
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"Just read this article about breaking gender stereotypes by Katie Alicea. Such an important topic and something I believe in so strongly. I hope Isaac wore the crown and his WW backpack proudly to school. #WonderBoy," Gadot tweeted.
Alicea explained that during a recent shopping trip, she told Isaac he could choose any backpack he wanted. The boy picked out a Wonder Woman design and loved the fact that it also came with the character's iconic crown.
"I’ll be honest, my first response to him was, 'Are you sure?' Without skipping a beat, he replied, 'Yes, I looked at all of them and I love superheroes the MOST and this Wonder Woman backpack is my favorite!'" Alicea wrote. "I asked if he was sure, not because the backpack bothered me, but because I imagined Isaac being made fun of at a new school when he has been so desperate to make new friends."
She continued her post with, "The truth is, if I start to worry about what the world thinks, Isaac will start to worry too and I don’t want that. Isaac is a world-changer and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the coolest kid I know."
Read Alicea's full post here.
Just read this article about breaking gender stereotypes by Katie Alicea. Such an important topic and something I believe in so strongly. I hope Issac wore the crown and his WW backpack proudly to school. #WonderBoy pic.twitter.com/sCbfprbG5y— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) August 7, 2018
by Lesley Goldberg