Paid as a brand ambassador by Huawei, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot tweets from iPhone

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in iPhone edited April 2018
Huawei paid Gal Gadot to tweet out her affection for its Mate 10 Pro smartphone, but the Wonder Woman star sent it via her iPhone, the latest in a long line of celebrity endorsements for Android that revealed they were really iOS users.




After realizing that her tweet contained metadata showing it was sent from an iPhone, CNET asked for a statement from Gadot's publicist, who assured the media company on Gadot's behalf that she loved her "Huawei P20 and Mate10Pro."

The iPhone tweet was deleted and several more ads were subsequently posted from an Android phone. Gadot has been paid to be Huawei's brand ambassador since January, making her April tweet from an iPhone appear particularly sloppy for any advertising campaign.

Gadot has since said that one of her staffers made the Tweet.

Last May, professional tennis player Sania Mirza tweeted out "Not rly a techie, but totally love using the OnePlus 3T the past few months. More in my story onepl.us/a5 #oneplusstarcommunity." It too was sent from an iPhone.

A long series of brand ambassadors tweeting from iPhones have plagued previous marketing efforts. Samsung created a fantasy soccer league in 2013 at the height of Peak Galaxy intended to "combine fans' universal love for football and GALAXY devices," but then the legendary leader of its fantasy team Franz Beckenbauer tweeted from his iPhone.

Just prior to that, T-Mobile chief executive John Legere intended to use Twitter to direct attention to Samsung Mobile's latest Note 3 phablet, but inadvertently did so via his new iPhone 5s.

The year before that, Oprah Winfrey used an iPad to send out tweets endorsing Microsoft's Surface, using the hashtag "#FavoriteThings" to say she had bought a dozen of them for Christmas gifts.

After BlackBerry paid Alicia Keys to serve as its Creative Director, she sent a personal tweet from her iPhone in February, then removed it and claimed her account had been "hacked."

In March 2013, after the Chinese government's CCTV propaganda channel began airing reports stating that Apple was "biased against Chinese consumers in its warranty and customer service policies," a series of orchestrated tweets on China's Sina Weibo from various celebrities and other well known personalities voiced unison disapproval of Apple on cue after the broadcast, many of which were sent from iPad and iPhones.

Shortly afterward in April, Spanish tennis player David Ferrer tweeted his satisfaction with his #GalaxyS4 and that he was "configuring S Health on my new #GalaxyS4 to help with training @SamsungMobile," all via Twitter, que contento estoy con mi iPhone.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 18
    racerhomie3racerhomie3 Posts: 1,160member
    It’s sad that they even try.
    ronnjbdragonradarthekatolsRobPalmer9baconstangwatto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 2 of 18
    mavemufcmavemufc Posts: 326member
    Women uses phone to tweet, oh wow, the horror.
  • Reply 3 of 18
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 4,658member
    the media should stop asking, they should sit back and see how long they keep this up, now that is has been pointed out you know they will fix this, someone will set up a dummy account on a Huawei phone and just send msgs from it.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 18
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 4,768member
    It’s almost as if they don’t want to be seen using an Android phone. 🤔
    jbdragonolsivanhracerhomie3RobPalmer9anantksundaramwatto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 5 of 18
    it's laughable really, but did anyone really believe any of these obviously paid-for promotions? ... or care?
  • Reply 6 of 18
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,179member
    I find it stunning how celebrities whore themselves out to any company that offers $$. Like, doesn't she make enough money? Does she REALLY need to push Huawei, as an American?
    mwhitejbdragonradarthekatracerhomie3willcropointRobPalmer9watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 18
    Nobody with the money to afford an iPhone wants a Fandroid anything except the crowd still holding out for LINUX to be the next big thing in Desktop/Laptop computing.
    jbdragonolslostkiwiracerhomie3watto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 8 of 18
    slurpy said:
    I find it stunning how celebrities whore themselves out to any company that offers $$. Like, doesn't she make enough money? Does she REALLY need to push Huawei, as an American?
    She is an Israeli- not an American.
    ronnjbdragoncharlesatlaslostkiwibaconstangCesar Battistini Mazierojony0
  • Reply 9 of 18
    slurpy said:
    I find it stunning how celebrities whore themselves out to any company that offers $$. Like, doesn't she make enough money? Does she REALLY need to push Huawei, as an American?

    Possibly.  Her looks and acting career won't last forever, and it's not unreasonable to secure multiple income streams to ensure future stability.  It's seems unlikely to those of us not in the mutli-million dollar per movie contract stratosphere that she could not have enough, but diversification is one of the best investment strategies for ensuring future stability and income.
    Robots78avon b7ronncityguidejbdragonmuthuk_vanalingamracerhomie3watto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 10 of 18
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 2,492member
    "Made by a staffer."

    Hail Hydra.
    mknelsonronnjbdragonolslostkiwiwatto_cobrajony0
  • Reply 11 of 18
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 4,218member
    Of course, it could simply be exactly what they said it was. Someone on a team posting a message. Just like the majority of celebrities, politicians etc. 

    Do we really think Clooney has a Nespresso in his kitchens? Famous people 'sell'. Always have.

    Someone once asked Ozzy, 'would you advertise xxx for a $1,000,000?

    His answer was immediate and unfiltered:

    "I'd advertise dog shit for a million dollars".
    edited April 2018 mwhiteronnmuthuk_vanalingamolsbaconstang
  • Reply 12 of 18
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,417member
    Not a good look for an alleged Wonder Woman.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 13 of 18
    Gal Gadot 😍
    jbdragonracerhomie3
  • Reply 14 of 18
    Possibly.  Her looks and acting career won't last forever, and it's not unreasonable to secure multiple income streams to ensure future stability.  It's seems unlikely to those of us not in the mutli-million dollar per movie contract stratosphere that she could not have enough, but diversification is one of the best investment strategies for ensuring future stability and income.
    She's already diversified. She's married to a real estate developer and they owned a hotel that they sold for $26M a few years back. Believe me, she's not hurting for money. What she already has is enough for most people to live comfortably on for decades.
    RobPalmer9baconstangwatto_cobra
  • Reply 15 of 18
    KuyangkohKuyangkoh Posts: 361member
    Ehehehehehe, excuses when caught red handed, sounds like politicians 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 16 of 18
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 732member
    slurpy said:
    I find it stunning how celebrities whore themselves out to any company that offers $$. Like, doesn't she make enough money? Does she REALLY need to push Huawei, as an American?
    Welcome to the Gig Economy. Artists have had to do this forever. Take any job you can, when you can, because next week the phone might stop ringing. Why do you think so many of us actors work day jobs?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 17 of 18
    holyoneholyone Posts: 391member
    Nobody with the money to afford an iPhone wants a Fandroid anything except the crowd still holding out for LINUX to be the next big thing in Desktop/Laptop computing.
    Exactly.

    Most people who can afford Apple have Apple, this is the dumbest thing android world does. What competent company pays people to use its devices, it be so sad if it wasn't so sad.
    edited April 2018 racerhomie3watto_cobra
  • Reply 18 of 18
    Possibly.  Her looks and acting career won't last forever, and it's not unreasonable to secure multiple income streams to ensure future stability.  It's seems unlikely to those of us not in the mutli-million dollar per movie contract stratosphere that she could not have enough, but diversification is one of the best investment strategies for ensuring future stability and income.
    She's already diversified. She's married to a real estate developer and they owned a hotel that they sold for $26M a few years back. Believe me, she's not hurting for money. What she already has is enough for most people to live comfortably on for decades.


    So what?  More diversification won't hurt.  She's allowed to accumulate as much wealth as she can, while she can.  "All the traffic will bear."  She's not cheating anyone, she's not stealing from anyone, and I'm not inclined to begrudge her what she can make.

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