Lynda Carter is best recognized for her role in the live-action television series Wonder Woman. From 1975 until 1979, the role was based on the DC comic book fictional superhero character of the same name and aired on ABC and then on CBS.

According to Newsweek, Lynda Carter, sparked an online debate when she tweeted about the superhero’s LGBTQ origins. Carter, who previously played Wonder Woman in the 1970s television series, uploaded a photo of the superhero surrounded by rainbow colors on Wednesday, the first day of Pride Month.

“Happy Pride! So excited to celebrate with all my LGBTQIA+ friends and fans. Art by Paulina Ganucheau for @DCComics.”

Carter received plenty of responses shortly after posting the tweet. Many people expressed their support, while others chastised the actress for relating the superhero to the LGBTQ community. “Wonder Woman IS NOT A SUPER HERO FOR GAYS!” one wrote. “Wonder Woman is the original lesbian icon,” commented another.

Carter went on to explain her stance in a number of following tweets.

“I didn’t write Wonder Woman, but if you want to argue that she is somehow not a queer or trans icon, then you’re not paying attention. Every time someone comes up to me and says that WW helped them while they were closeted, it reminds me how special the role is.”

Carter said in another tweet “You’re right. She’s a superhero for bisexuals!” and linked a 2016 article in which the author of the comic book, Greg Rucka, discussed the superhero’s LGBTQ origins. Rucka was interviewed for the article by Comicosity and was asked about the superhero’s LGBTQ origins, as Diana of Themyscira lives in an all-female society in comic books and movies.

“It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able—in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner—to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women. But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist. Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women?”

Rucka went on to say that as he and Nicola Scott, one of the author’s comic book series collaborators, “approach it, the answer is obviously yes.” Carter, in addition to sharing the 2016 article, tweeted multiple times about her support for the LGBTQ community.

“Well, it seems I’ve stirred things up a bit…While you’re here, you should consider supporting these orgs during #Pride: @audrelorde @SRLP @TransLifeline…and if you’re a parent, there’s always @PFLAG.”

Lynda intended to do good but ended up receiving controversial remarks. On that note, Happy Pride Month! To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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