‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot shared her approval for a young boy who opted for a backpack with the hero’s symbol.
A Florida mother was initially nervous to have her 5-year-old son to choose from the iconic Wonder Woman gold glittered tiara, and design for his new backpack, but they could probably feel better to know actress Gal Gadot approves the purchase.
According to the parenting site Romper, the boy’s mother, Katie Alicea, concerned about the fact that her son Isaac would get made fun of by colleagues, wearing a backpack depicting Wonder Woman instead of a superhero more stereotypically aligned with their gender.
Just read this article about gender stereotypes-a by Katie Alicea. Such an important topic and something I believe in so strongly. I hope that Issac was wearing the crown and his WW backpack proudly to school. 🙅🏻♀️#WonderBoy pic.twitter.com/sCbfprbG5y
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) August 7, 2018
Gadot, who played in 2016, the hit film and will reprise the role again in a sequel, took to Twitter to share her thoughts about the boy’s choice.
“Just read this article about gender stereotypes-a by Katie Alicea. Such an important topic and something I believe in so strongly. I hope that Isaac wore the crown, and his WW backpack proudly to school. #WonderBoy,” Gadot tweeted.
Isaac’s love for superheroes at the height of his decision to choose a backpack that he wanted, Alicea explained.
“My first response to him was, ‘are you sure?’ Without skipping a beat, he replied: “Yes, I watched all of them and I love superheroes the MOST, and Wonder Woman backpack is my favorite!'” Alicea wrote. “‘It is a CROWN, Mommy! IT’S PERFECT!'”
Alicea, for fear rested on how Isaac’s new classmates would receive him while sporting, for example, a backpack.
“I admittedly have some fear of my dear Isaac,” Alicea wrote. “I asked if he was sure, not because the backpack bothered me, but because I thought Isaac being fun of a new school when he is so desperate to make new friends.”
Alicea didn’t really need the support as she came to stand by her son, who in the end, but Gadot, encouraged probably can’t hurt.
“The truth is, if I start to worry about what the world thinks, Isaac will start to make also and I don’t want that. Isaac is a world-changer, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for the coolest boy I know,” the article concludes.