If you were planning to check out on social media today, brace yourselves. The Internet is buzzing over a recent interview where the Avatar director bashed , and fans aren’t being shy with their clap-backs.
Earlier today, the published an interview the site did with Cameron about his upcoming Avatar projects. It was there came up, and the director paused to criticize the film’s “misguided” reception.
“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!”
The director continued, going so far as to say Diana Prince’s live-action portrayal is a “step backwards” for female representation in film.
“I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards,” he explained before nodding to a character of his own creation.
“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,” Cameron finished. “And to me, [the difference] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”
Cameron’s criticism is being slammed on social media for its own misguided leanings. The director may take issue with Wonder Woman’s skin-baring outfit, but the male gaze isn’t what brought about the DCEU’s costume; Fans can thank Patty Jenkins for that. The director of Wonder Woman fought to eradicate the objectified narrative which Diana Prince has been subjected for decades. And, if the following tweets have anything to say, then Cameron is blind for thinking Wonder Woman perpetuates such a history.