Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has been criticized over her tweet about the late Stephen Hawking.

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Hawking died on Wednesday at the age of 76 from complications due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Following the death of the brilliant physicist, many celebrities took the time to recognize all of his accomplishments and the impact he has made on the world.

Gadot was one of those celebrities, however faced some backlash from her tweet by people with disabilities. In her tweet she writes, “Rest in peace Dr. Hawking. Now you’re free of any physical constraints.”


People with disabilities and advocates alike took offense to her tweet, believing that the tweet was “ableist,” or discriminatory towards those who experience disabilities.

One Twitter user pointed out that “his physical constraints didn’t stop him from changing the world.”


Another user said, “He took trips through space, time and dimensions that we could not even imagine.”


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Other people tweeted in defense of Gadot, saying that she was just trying to be respectful, and did not mean anything harmful.


Gadot has not spoken out about the tweet since posting it.

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