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Wonder Woman Dropped as U.N. Ambassador After Controversial Two Month Stint

Wonder Woman Dropped as U.N. Ambassador After Controversial Two-Month Stint

Actors Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter pose for photos during an event to name Wonder Woman UN Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls at the United Nations Headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S., October 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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Nearly 45,000 people signed an online petition asking U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to reconsider selection of the buxom character, typically clad in a red, white and blue body suit.

"Although the original creators may have intended Wonder Woman to represent a strong and independent 'warrior' woman with a feminist message, the reality is that the character's current iteration is that of a large breasted, white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit," the petition read.

"The U.N. did not provide further details as to why the Wonder Woman campaign was endingthis week, but spokesman Jeffrey Brez said campaigns using fictional characters often last no longer than a few months.

The designation of "Angry Birds," a collection of animated characters that originated in an online video game, as U.N. climate change envoys in March lasted a single day, he said."

Wonder Woman announced as UN ambassador amid staff protest


So the petition's problem is how she looks, not that she's a fictional character?

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