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If you were ever in love with TV’s Wonder Woman, you may want to skip this item. (Also, it depends on your politics.)
Asked simply what she thinks of Sarah Palin, Lynda Carter goes off on a rant.
I can’t tell you how crushed I am to hear such paranoid, hateful nonsense from someone I’ve loved since I was 7. (Yeah, loved. Lifelong. For the last thirty years, you say “Lynda Carter”, my heart jumps a bit.)
The day Palin was announced, I immediately thought, "Oh my gosh… It’s DIANA PRINCE!" I went on a Google Image search trying to find a matching pic of Lynda Carter so I could put them side by side on the MD blog. (Tried and failed. Found a bunch, none of which had similar enough glasses or pose.)
And now this.
Hey look, Lynda can believe what she believes and say what she says politically. But she could have done the smart thing and not pissed off half of her audience. The problem with Hollywood is that it’s so insular that many stars convince themselves that all of their audience must be of the Left. Sure, there’s a huge bunch of hicks in the middle of the country but those people don’t go to movies or watch TV, they just read their bibles and handle snakes. So why hold one’s tongue when surely all of her admirers share her politics?!
How hard would it have been to say simply, “I don’t agree with her politics but I’m sure Wonder Woman would be proud of her Amazon sister” or something gracious of that sort? Instead, it’s a long complaint about how Palin is so un-Wonder Woman.
Sure, Lynda Carter got to portray Wonder Woman once because she had a stunning smile and a fantastic rack, but she’s not William Moulton Marston nor is she the legal owner of the character. DC Comics may be a bunch of left-wingers but how much leeway are they going to give an actress to go out using their licensed character to defame a political figure?
Lynda does not own Wonder Woman and she doesn’t really know the character that well.
The Amazons are hunters. Palin is too, Hillary isn’t.
Wonder Woman is known for her own actions, not for being the wife of someone famous.
Wonder Woman, by the way, is a worshiper of the Greek Gods who is absolutely certain of her religion. (Well, why not, she’s MET them.)
AND she was sent to Man’s World to constantly nag everybody about trying to live in peace and behave like her people. That is, in fact, Wonder Woman’s primary mission: lecturing everyone else on how to behave.
I’m not even saying that Palin IS the ferocious religious nut that Lynda believes she is… but even if it were true: so is Wonder Woman!
Hollywood has been sitting out this election, perhaps realizing that all their mouthing off in the past didn’t help their candidates… but Palin is driving them nuts and they’re coming out of the woodwork. Don’t believe me? Check out Dirty Harry’s Place and just keep scrolling.
Hat tip: Dirty Harry
P.S. What say you? Should I post all the Diana Prince pictures I did find?
First off, I removed the photos because my buddy Lance pointed out that the picture of Sarah Palin was erroneous; it was a spokesmodel who had been misidentified as Palin on some blog. (Side-by-side with the real thing, I still couldn’t be sure. If you’ve ever compared Cindy Crawford in normal lighting to one of her professional glamour photos you wouldn’t know it was the same person either. But I trust Lance’s word.)
And I’m not going to bother responding to all the Palin hate in the comments section, because this post was never about Palin. If it weren’t about a DC Comics character and the TV actress portraying her, and how vacuous her comments are, I wouldn’t put it on Monitor Duty. I could be wrong, but I don’t think I’ve said boo about Barack Obama this year, and believe me I could say a lot but this isn’t the blog for it.
I will say…it’s tempting to do a lengthy, deep post about Wonder Woman, feminism and Sarah Palin, especially in light of the old women’s magazine cover with Wondy on it. But if I’m going to devote time to this blog, I’d rather keep it off politics and more about comics. So as far as the Palin-hating goes: you’re wrong, you’re nasty, you’re mean and in November you will lose.