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Gal Gadot tweets ad for Android from iPhone

‘Wonder Woman’ star, acting as brand ambassador for Huawei, appears to post promotional video using a competing product

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Screen capture from a promotional video by Gal Gadot for the Huawei Mate 10 cellphone. (Twitter)
Screen capture from a promotional video by Gal Gadot for the Huawei Mate 10 cellphone. (Twitter)

‘Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot may have conquered the big screen, but she was forced to retreat on the small screen after she appeared to post a promotional video for an Android cellphone manufacturer — from an iPhone.

In January, Israeli-born Gadot became a brand ambassador for the Huawei Mate 10 cellphone, billed as a direct competitor of Apple’s iPhone, and she posted Monday an enthusiastic clip about how happy she is with her device.

The clip showed Gadot frolicking in Los Angeles with her Chinese-made device by her side.

However, the popular gadget vlogger Marques Brownlee noticed that Gadot’s tweet was stamped “via Twitter for iPhone,” an automatic stamp added to tweets sent using the iPhone Twitter app.

Gadot issued an explanation via her publicist, CNET reported, saying that it was all to do with a slip up by a member of her publicity team who had posted the video on her behalf, from the wrong phone.

“Some people have asked about my recent post with my new Huawei smartphone, and think I am using an iPhone,” Gadot said. “That’s simply not the case. I love my Huawei P20 and Mate10Pro. They are lifelines wherever I am in the world.”

“Sometimes I rely on help from my team to post larger videos,” Gadot added, “And that is what happened here.”

The original tweet was soon deleted and replace with another one — minus reference to iPhones.

Gadot isn’t the first to be caught out by the iPhone signature on Twitter. According to 9to5Mac, in February 2016 Donald Trump, then campaigning to become US president, called for a boycott of Apple products after the company refused to cooperate with the FBI and unlock an iPhone as part of an agency investigation. At the time, a series of unrelated posts to Trump’s official Twitter account were made from an iPhone.

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