'Wonder Woman' star Lynda Carter jokes that she 'invented thirst traps'

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Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter had some fun on social media, joking that she invented posting sexy images. (Photo: Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter had some fun on social media, joking that she invented posting sexy images. (Photo: Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)

Lynda Carter was a groundbreaker for many reasons. But here's an unexpected one: The Wonder Woman star says she's responsible for "inventing thirst traps."

The TV superhero, 70, took to Twitter to joke that she came up with the idea for "thirst traps," which are flirtatious and sexy photographs one posts on social media, generally meant to attract attention from others.

"I’m not posting thirst traps," Carter tweeted, along with a sultry photo of herself rising out of a swimming pool with her wet hair slicked back behind her. "I invented them! Ha!"

Carter's iconic TV role, which she played from 1975 to 1979, has broken barriers in a variety of ways. Earlier this month, she kicked off Pride month with a sweet message for fans, along with a piece of fan art. The illustration showed Wonder Woman smiling cheerfully with an arm in the air, a colorful rainbow flag in the background.

“Happy Pride!” she wrote on Twitter. “So excited to celebrate with all my LGBTQIA+ friends and fans.”

However, not all people were in support of Carter's post. One commenter wrote that Wonder Woman was “not a superhero for gays.” The star was quick to fire back.

“You’re right. She’s a superhero for bisexuals!” Carter said, linking to a 2016 article that made it clear the beloved character was “canonically queer.”

The actress later shared how much her role resonated with the LGBTQIA+ audience.

"I didn't write Wonder Woman, but if you want to argue that she is somehow not a queer or trans icon, then you're not paying attention," she explained. "Every time someone comes up to me and says that WW helped them while they were closeted, it reminds me how special the role is."

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