Twitter users have been targeting Gal Gadot after news of her new role was made public.
Gal Gadot has been slammed online after she was cast to play Cleopatra in an upcoming film...
The casting caused outrage from those who thought Cleopatra was black and North African...
Paramount pictures casting Gal gadot as cleopatra has the same energy as this https://t.co/ax2PikP9yY— izzy (@izzy)1602435699.0
I'm going to say this once and I'm not going to say it again, Cleopatra was Greek. Yes, she was in Egyptian ruler… https://t.co/t7SGsqDNrX— The Moonlight Warrior 🌙 (@The Moonlight Warrior 🌙)1602432462.0
Why we casting Gal Gadot as Cleopatra when we have a whole icon named Zendaya https://t.co/4MlLDpINDr— Joshua Chenault (@Joshua Chenault)1602439758.0
People are upset because Gal Gadot, who isn't Black, is playing Cleopatra, who wasn't Black either. https://t.co/MD5vLF7Dvb— Ian Miles Cheong (@Ian Miles Cheong)1602432905.0
leaked footage of gal gadot as cleopatra https://t.co/D8Nt3n1nFR— rimas (@rimas)1602433641.0
How you gonna cast Gal Gadot to play Cleopatra when Lupita is RIGHT THERE?!?— Justina, Drowning in an Indescribable Emptiness (@Justina, Drowning in an Indescribable Emptiness)1602437071.0
me digging up cleopatra so she can stop zionist gal gadot from portraying her https://t.co/VARQ4Lqptv— ً (@ً)1602431018.0
Dear Americans please read this before you go off calling Gal Gadot's Cleopatra not being "black" a crime. She was… https://t.co/qfIkHSjcYo— Burhan Khalid (@Burhan Khalid)1602437618.0
okay this is a thread on why casting gal gadot for queen Cleopatra is so wrong: (yes i made a whole ass thread abou… https://t.co/T6d6P3njOr— moved to @SNGULARS (@moved to @SNGULARS)1602450412.0
Gal Gadot cast as Cleopatra. Twitter is arguing about: Are Greeks white? Are Israelis white? Not understanding ther… https://t.co/VOMOyf3MJg— Sirkowski (@Sirkowski)1602449321.0
Gal Gadot as Cleopatra?! Who are they going to get to play Nefertiti... Miley Cyrus lol— Khaled Beydoun (@Khaled Beydoun)1602445039.0
For those confused by the @GalGadot-Cleopatra nontroversy ("why is an Israeli playing a ... foreign queen of Egypt… https://t.co/VyELuavmRv— Yair Rosenberg (@Yair Rosenberg)1602517347.0
Other social media users were quick to point out Cleopatra was actually Greek or Persian.
via: Getty"Cleopatra was NOT black, she was of Greek descent, and there are even effigies of the time on how she looked like. People need to stop trying to rewrite history with the SJW stupidity of today," one user tweeted. "People are upset because Gal Gadot, who isn't black, is playing Cleopatra, who wasn't black either," Journalist Ian Miles Cheong quipped.
Cleopatra was reportedly the last leader of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in ancient Egypt.
via: GettyWhile she was born in Egypt, she was part of the Macedonian Greek royal family that ruled Egypt for 275 years, which means she was more than likely fair-skinned.
In books and paintings, she was depicted as having pale white skin...
via: GettyDespite this, Twitter still debated the queen's origins.
Gadot confirmed her role with her followers on Sunday.
Despite the backlash, Gal Gadot seems pretty stoked to be playing the iconic role...
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I love embarking on new journeys,I love the excitement of new projects, the thrill of bringing new stories to life.… https://t.co/l9WEt1RfRi— Gal Gadot (@Gal Gadot)1602435739.0