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In a recent interview with The Guardian, the Terminator and Avatar filmmaker talked about the Gal Gadot starrer — and he was rough on it.
“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided,” Cameron said. “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.”
Cameron pointed to his female protagonist, Sarah Connor, in the Terminator films as a strong woman, saying her imperfections made her intriguing to the audience.
Needless to say, his remarks got under Wonder Woman fans’ skin, big time. And they made their their thoughts known by criticizing some Cameron’s female characters’ exploitation.
See some of the Cameron ire below.
Putting on my 3D glasses to watch Twitter rip apart James Cameron like pic.twitter.com/WipBXdxIF5
— Jenn Kaytin Robinson (@JennKaytin) August 24, 2017
I told my mom what James Cameron said about Wonder Woman & she started to cry.
WONDER WOMAN MATTERS. pic.twitter.com/xvzk5Q7AIf
— Lauren Gallaway (@LaurenGallaway) August 24, 2017
— Manjot Sumal (@Mani2thaJ) 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
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
James Cameron can suck a giant blue dick. https://t.co/52O81SRWGN
— Donna Dickens (@MildlyAmused) August 24, 2017
The James Cameron who made fun of his Titanic star by calling her “Kate Weighs-a-Lot”? That James Cameron? https://t.co/puCLt3jIHu
— Mrs.BearJew (@andizeisler) August 24, 2017
— Susan Eisenberg (@susaneisenberg1) August 24, 2017
also hey James Cameron? pic.twitter.com/fH1HTAZv9D
— Alicia Lutes (@alicialutes) August 24, 2017
Criticism is never effective when it’s followed immediately with “But you know who did it better? ME!!” Back to Pandora, Mr. Cameron! https://t.co/E3lZsPBX94
— Dan Murrell (@MurrellDan) August 24, 2017
James Cameron congratulating his ex wife Kathryn Bigelow on being the first female to win a best director Oscar. What a supporter of women! pic.twitter.com/HtSU4AmNYY
— Lauren Ash (@lauren_ash) August 24, 2017
James Cameron may have just proved the existence of a multiverse because there’s no way in hell we’re navigating the same reality.
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) August 24, 2017
Things James Cameron has said:
“Wonder Woman is a step backwards.”
“Terminator Genisys is good.”
— Chris Stuckmann (@Chris_Stuckmann) August 24, 2017
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