Wonder Woman Lynda Carter Drags Anti-Gay Rep. Lauren Boebert for Drag Show Comments

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday June 13, 2022

Lynda Carter
Lynda Carter  (Source:Associated Press)

Legendary actor Lynda Carter has retired from her iconic role as Wonder Woman, but every now and then she shows that she is still able to deliver a superhero smackdown when required.

As reported by The Advocate, Carter clapped back against anti-gay congresswoman Lauren Boebert over tweets addressing the kid-friendly drag brunch in Dallas, Texas, that drew protests from right-wingers online and at the event.

Boebert, a Republican from Colorado who accused teachers of "grooming" children for educating them about LGBTQ+ people, tweeted that parents should take their children to church, "not drag bars."

Faster than a speeding bullet, Carter swooped in with the perfect response, comparing what happens in church no more different than what happens in a drag bar.

"Have you ever been to drag brunch? They have bread and wine, loving community, and men in fabulous dresses. Sounds a little like church to me!" Carter tweeted.

Well, when you put it that way. And the responses to Carter's comments only added to the ironies, with one user agreeing that churches are indeed like drag bars but bars pay taxes.

When Carter posted a "Happy Pride!" message last week with some colorful Wonder Woman artwork by artist Paulina Ganucheau, she drew backlash from close-minded fans.

One follower insisted in a tweet that "Wonder Woman IS NOT A SUPERHERO FOR GAYS!"

But in true hero-for-the-people-fashion, Carter pointed out that the Wonder Woman is "a superhero for bisexuals!" and reminded fans that the character is, according to comics, canonically bi.

"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," Carter said. "Every time someone comes up to me and says that WW helped them while they were closeted, it reminds me how special the role."

She has spoken.