Last week, Elie Saab’s official Instagram account posted a picture of the Israeli actress Gal Gadot wearing a blue gown of the Lebanese designer‘s ready-to-wear spring-summer 2018 at the National Board of Review Awards in New York City.
In the Instagram caption, Gadot was described as flawless. This sparked an online row because Saab publicly praised Gadot. The post was removed the next day.
There were various opinions on this incident. Some people believe that posting the picture was wrong. Others consider Elie Saab a global brand.
Gadot was a soldier in the Israeli army and has expressed support for Israel’s military policies against the Gaza Strip, a coastal Palestinian territory run by the militant Hamas group.
The movies “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League” were banned in Lebanon because the Israeli actress is featured in them.