Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has spoken out about James Cameron's critique of the film and the accolades it has received. In a statement tweeted out Thursday evening, Jenkins says there is "no right and wrong kind of powerful woman."
"James Cameron's inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman," said Jenkins. "Strong women are great. His praise of my film Monster, and our portrayal of a strong yet damaged woman was so appreciated. But if woman have to always be hard, tough and troubled to be strong, and we aren't free to be multidimensional or celebrate an icon of women everywhere because she is attractive and loving, then we haven't come very far have we. I believe women can and should be EVERYTHING just like male lead characters should be. There is no right and wrong kind of powerful woman. And the massive female audience who made the film a hit it is, can surely choose and judge their own icons of progress."
Cameron is the highest-grossing director of all time with 2009's Avatar, while Jenkins is the highest grossing solo female director of all time with Wonder Woman.