WONDER WOMAN NOT SO WONDERFUL – You’re not safe tweeting nice things about the dead because some people will think they are not nice:
[Gal] Gadot, like many celebrities, paid tribute to the best-known theoretical physicist of his time after his death was announced. Hawking was 76 when he died. His body was paralysed after he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS when he was 21.
Gadot tweeted Wednesday, “Rest in peace Dr. Hawking. Now you’re free of any physical constraints. Your brilliance and wisdom will be cherished forever.”
Some social media users took issue with Gadot’s tweet including the line, “Now you’re free of any physical constraints.” They labelled the “Wonder Woman” actor an ableist, meaning someone who discriminates against people with disabilities.
Etc in that vein.