Israeli actress Gal Gadot of “Wonder Woman” fame, who became a brand ambassador for Huawei in January, got caught on Tuesday tweeting about the company’s new Mate 10 device—from an iPhone.
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Her tweet included an automatic signature indicating it came from an iPhone device. YouTube tech personality Marques Brownlee captured and published a screenshot of the tweet before the Hollywood star managed to hit delete. She soon wrote a new tweet declaring her love for Huawei.
Following the gaffe, Ms. Gadot tried to clear the air in a statement to CNet.
"Some people have asked about my recent post with my new Huawei smartphone, and think I am using an iPhone," Ms. Gadot said through a spokesperson. "That's simply not the case. I love my Huawei P20 and Mate10Pro. They are lifelines wherever I am in the world."
She said that that one of her aides had posted the tweet from a personal device.
"Sometimes I rely on help from my team to post larger videos," Gadot said. "And that is what happened here."
Ms. Gadot is only the latest in a long tradition of public figures getting burned by a Twitter feature that identifies tweets written on iPhones. In a 2016 tweet, for example, Donald Trump used an iPhone to call on the public the boycott Apple products.