Gal Gadot, known for her portrayal as DC’s Wonder Woman, has been mocked by netizens for promoting her collaboration with Huawei, through Apple’s iPhone Twitter app. This was to market the Huawei Mate10 Pro.
Screenshots of the gaffe were shared online, with Gadot’s team posting the video on her Twitter page, home to 1.78 million followers. The post was subsequently taken down and re-posted via Android. In the spot, Gadot is seen in a photoshoot with the new Huawei phone, coupled with a voiceover praising the phone’s camera functions while she poses and demonstrates herself using the phone. Watch the reposted tweet here:
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) April 25, 2018
However, comments mocking Gadot and her team for the slip up continued on the new post. Meanwhile, screenshots of the slip up continued to gain traction, sparking laughs and Apple-related and Steve Job memes in the process. Here are some of our favourites!
Posts advert for her new Android phone using her iPhone pic.twitter.com/IsTXgpaZgV
— Focused Maverick (@FocusedMaverick) April 25, 2018
Reminds me of the time they got Brooklyn Beckham. He was on stage talking about how the Mate 8 was his favorite phone ever because of the camera. 5 minutes later he’s back in the crowd playing Candy Crush on his iPhone.
— Quinn Nelson (@SnazzyQ) April 24, 2018
In a statement to CNET, Gadot clarified through her publicist that she does not use an iPhone and "love[s] her Huawei P20 and Mate10Pro". She added that her Huawei products are her lifelines wherever she is in the world. It was also reported that a member of Gadot's PR team had posted the video on her behalf from his/her personal device without recognising the device used was visible to others.
"Sometimes I rely on help from my team to post larger videos. And that is what happened here," Gadot said to CNET, adding that the tweet originated from a Mac, not an iPhone - despite the circulated tweet being labelled "Twitter for iPhone". Marketing has reached out to Gal Gadot’s PR team and Huawei for further clarity on the matter.
Earlier this year, the actress partnered with Reebok globally to inspire women and future generations. The partnership aims to help women discover and embrace fitness as a means to become the best version of themselves physically, mentally and socially. Reebok declined to comment on the cost of the partnership.The company teamed up with lifestyle photographer Collier Schorr to introduce Gadot through a series of striking imagery that embody Reebok’s “Be More Human” mantra.
Gadot garnered international fame through her portrayal as Diana Prince in the DC film Wonder Woman. She was also known for her role as Gisele Yashar in the Fast & Furious movie franchise, along with other action flicks such as Knight and Day and Keeping Up with the Joneses.