Actor Lynda Carter, best known as the star of the 1970s live-action television series Wonder Woman, called out a meme comparing failed Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake to her most famous role.
The meme shows Lake's face edited onto Wonder Woman with the caption 'MAGA Woman!' and prompted Carter to share what the superhero's actual qualities represent.
Horrifyingly, the still shot posted by Carter is actually pulled from a full deep fake video featuring a Kari Lake as "MAGA Woman" in a full MAGA version of the iconic opening of the famed TV show.
In a blistering takedown, Carter wrote:
"Wonder Woman represents kindness, empathy, and pursuit of truth and justice. It is a delusion to believe Kari Lake could fill those boots, unless she’s just dropping by a Spirit Halloween store."
You can see her post below.
Lake—a known election denier and conspiracy theorist—has been one of former President Donald Trump's most vocal defenders, regularly amplifying his lies that the 2020 election was stolen.
Over the summer, she was criticized after stating that if prosecutors wanted to target the former President, they would have to go "through" her and the 75 million Americans who supported Trump and are members of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Indeed, she took many pages out of Trump's playbook while campaigning against Katie Hobbs, the Arizona Secretary of State whom Lake threatened with imprisonment on baseless and unspecified allegations of criminality related to the 2020 election.
Lake's loss was yet another sign that those who've backed Trump's "Big Lie" were being repudiated at the ballot box. But she and her supporters alleged electoral wrongdoing right to the bitter end, even going so far as to demand the military step in and redo what they claimed was a "false" election as she continued to fall behind Hobbs.
Many concurred with Carter's assessment of Wonder Woman's qualities and Lake's lack thereof.
Carter has been very critical of the MAGA movement and has made headlines for her commentary more than once.
Last year, she mocked Trump following his announcement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided his Mar-a-Lago estate by evoking the "Florida man" meme that refers to an alleged prevalence of male persons performing irrational or absurd actions in the state of Florida.
Carter has also been consistently praised for her progressive advocacy, often speaking out on matters related to women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and gun control.
She was cheered by her fans after she issued a strong and spirited defense of the rights of transgender people, who have been the subject of increased attacks by conservative legislatures around the United States.
Writing on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, Carter said that she "cannot think of anything that helps women’s rights less than pinning the blame on trans women," adding that the community faces "so much violence and scrutiny as is."
Carter urged her readers to leave transgender people "alone and focus on the real war on women" that is "happening in the courts and legislatures around this country."