August 9, 2018 at 12:41 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Gal Gadot gives support to boy with Wonder Woman backpack

Gal Gadot has the title role in ‘Wonder Woman.’(Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment)

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot praised a boy for choosing to wear a Wonder Woman backpack and crown to school.

In an article for Romper, writer Katie Alicea shared her concerns over letting her son, Issac, wear a Wonder Woman backpack to school.

Alicea admitted she was apprehensive when her son picked out the backpack, which came with a matching crown, on a shopping trip.

“I’ll be honest, my first response to him was, ‘Are you sure?’ Without skipping a beat, he replied, ‘Yes, I looked at all of them and I love superheroes the MOST and this Wonder Woman backpack is my favorite!'” Alicea writes. “I asked if he was sure, not because the backpack bothered me, but because I imagined Isaac being made fun of at a new school when he has been so desperate to make new friends.”

Ultimately she decided to ignore gender stereotypes and let Isaac wear the backpack.

“The truth is, if I start to worry about what the world thinks, Isaac will start to worry too and I don’t want that. Isaac is a world-changer and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the coolest kid I know,” she writes.

Gadot, who stars as Wonder Woman in the superhero film reboot, gave her stamp of approval of the parenting decision with a tweet.

“Just read this article about breaking gender stereotypes by Katie Alicea. Such an important topic and something I believe in so strongly. I hope Isaac wore the crown and his WW backpack proudly to school. #WonderBoy,” Gadot tweeted.

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