Wonder Woman dumped as UN Ambassador

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Wonder Woman’s job as an honorary UN ambassador lasted less than two months. The UN fired the non-existing cartoon character after mounting pressure from people who signed a petition that said, “It is alarming that the United Nations would consider using a character with an overtly sexualised image at a time when the headline news in United States and the world is the objectification of women and girls.”

From The Guardian:

Her scanty clothing – “a shimmery, thigh-baring bodysuit with an American flag motif and knee-high boots” – meant that deploying her as a role model for the UN was culturally insensitive in many parts of the world, the petition added.

Wonder Woman’s tenure as an honorary ambassador was launched on 21 October with an event that saw a silent protest by audience members who turned their backs on the panel, which included current and former Wonder Woman actors Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter.

Others protested in the lobby, holding up signs that said “I’m not a mascot” and “Let’s get real”.

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