Gal Gadot faces backlash after ‘offensive’ Stephen Hawking tribute post.

On Wednesday, 76-year-old Stephen Hawking died, prompting people everywhere to pay tribute to the renowned physicist.

Among many celebrities, Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot joined the mourning by posting a tweet that read:

Though some saw the tweet as an innocent farewell, others viewed the words as discrimination against people with disabilities.

Prominent disability advocates called her comments ableist, condemning the 32-year-old’s inference that those with disabilities are incapable to live life to the fullest, and are thus ‘freed’ by death.

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In Hawking’s 2013 memoir titled My Brief History, he recognitioned his ALS for his subsequent life successes.

“Before my condition was diagnosed, I had been very bored with life. There had not seemed to be anything worth doing,” Hawking wrote.

“I suddenly realised that there were a lot of worthwhile things I could do if I was reprieved,” he said.

“After all, if I was going to die anyway, I might as well do some good.”

Gadot has not yet responded to the criticism.

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