Wonder Woman is a box-office success, raking in over a half billion dollars worldwide since its release in early June. However, liberal millennial publications like BuzzFeed and Elle Magazine tried to push their gender pay gap agenda by comparing Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot’s earnings to her DC Cinematic Universe colleague Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill.
Both publications reported that Gadot earned $300,000 playing Wonder Woman, while Cavill earned $14 million for his portrayal of Superman.
It triggered Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca shared, in a now-deleted tweet, her disgust.
It’s an overt attempt to make women appear inferior in the eyes of men in Hollywood, and get liberals crying for equal pay for equal work. There’s one problem. None of it is true.
Gadot may have earned $300,000 base salary for her first film as Princess Diana of Themyscira, but that doesn’t include the film’s box office performance and bonuses. In fact, Gadot is said to have earned just as much as Cavill.
It should also be noted that, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Evans made $300,000 as his base salary for Captain America: The First Avenger and Chris Hemsworth made $200,000 for his portrayal of the God of Thunder in Thor.
A source told Vanity Fair, “Entry-level actors in franchise films are paid an initial rate. As a franchise takes off, they stand to make more money. If you do an apples to apples comparison, she was paid at least as much as he was.”
When asked if there was any truth to Cavill earning $14 million as his base salary for Man of Steel, the source said, “It certainly isn’t for one picture. That’s insane.”
It certainly is insane. It’s also insane that publications like BuzzFeed and Elle allow themselves to further hurt their credibility when, with a little research and some reporting, they could’ve presented accurate facts instead of pushing an agenda.
And people wonder why many distrust the media.