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Linda Carter: ‘Wonder Woman is a superhero for bisexuals’

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Linda Carter says Wonder Woman was a superhero for bisexuals

Legendary actress Linda Carter confirms Wonder Woman is ‘a superhero for bisexuals’ (Picture: Getty/Rex)

Linda Carter marks pride month by confirming Wonder Woman is ‘a superhero for bisexuals’.

The veteran actress made the claim in response to trolls who criticized her for sharing a piece of fan art on Twitter that showed Wonder Woman surrounded by a rainbow flag.

‘Happy Pride!’ Linda, who played the iconic comic book character in the live-action TV series in the 1970s, wrote with the image earlier this week, as Pride Month began.

‘Excited to celebrate with all my LGBTQIA+ friends and fans.’

This led to a series of homophobic reactions and many followers reprimanded her for the post and questioned Wonder Woman’s connection to the LGBTQ+ community.

In response to a commenter who wrote that Wonder Woman ‘wasn’t a superhero for gays’, the 70-year-old shot back: ‘You’re right.

‘He’s a superhero for bisexuals!’

Linda Carter Wonder Woman illustration Paulina Ganucheau @DCComics/Twitter.  for

Linda’s posting of this Wonder Woman illustration by Paulina Ganucheau for DCComics on Twitter was slammed by homophobic online trolls (Picture: Twitter)

She also linked her answer to a 2016 article confirming that the character was ‘canonically queer’.

In a follow-up tweet, she wrote: ‘I didn’t write Wonder Woman, but if you want to argue that she’s not a queer or trans icon in any way, you’re not paying attention.

‘Every time someone comes up to me and says WW helped them while they were off, it reminds me how special the role is.’

Linda in her iconic role as a comic book hero in the 1970s (Picture: Sipa Press / REX / Shutterstock)

The debate over Wonder Woman’s sexuality was previously addressed by comic book writer Greg Rucka, who confirmed that the superhero was indeed a strange character.

He said: ‘When you start thinking about giving the concept of Themyscira (or Paradise Island, which is an isolated island nation of Amazon women), the answer is, “How can they not all be in same-sex relationships? are?” Right?

‘Otherwise it has no logical meaning.’

He continued, ‘It is considered heaven. You should be able to live happily.

Linda recently returned in a cameo from Wonder Woman 1984, which stars Gal Gadot (pictured) as the superhero (Picture: Warner Bros. via AP)

‘You must be able – in a context where one can live happily, and all that a person needs for that happiness is a partner – to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only option is women…

‘Now, are we calling Diana’ [Wonder Woman] Been in love and have relationships with other women? … The answer is clearly yes.’

Linda, The one who recently shared that she is still trying to come to terms with her late husband’s death remained unaffected by the criticism.

He continued to celebrate Pride Month with a tweet later in the day about using his superpowers to protect his LGBTQ+ fans from ‘gay relatives’.

Despite the trolls, most of his tweets received a flurry of support.

One fan said: ‘When I was a kid, I used to watch Wonder Woman every now and then, and then I’d go around and pretend to be Wonder Woman. [you] did. Thank you for supporting our community!’

Another wrote: ‘Linda, you are my hero. Me and my mom that day were just talking about how awesome you are, and you prove it every day. You are the best.’

The actress most recently returned to the franchise by making a cameo appearance in Wonder Woman 1984 alongside Gal Gadot.

She was featured as Asteria, a legendary Amazon warrior, in the film’s end credits sequence.

DC Comics fans rejoiced in December as Wonder Woman was given a girlfriend in the new comic series, Dark Knights of Steel.

This is the first time fans have got to see superheroes in gay relationships.

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