Two months ago we reported that Wonder Woman was set to be an honorary UN Ambassador (here) on October 21st, 2016 and, in all honesty, we thought it was pretty damned awesome.
However, it seems it was short-lived.
Yes, many seem to think that a [to paraphrase] scantily clad woman with unrealistic curves is unsuitable to be an idol for today’s young (girls) generation.
Unrealistic, huh? We bet Linda Carter and Gal Gadot would have something to say about that…
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Almost 45,000 people signed a petition and presented it to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stating how unhappy they were with the choice: “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.”
DC were quick to respond saying that Wonder Woman is a strong symbol and will always be, thanks to spokeswoman Courtney Simmons: “Wonder Woman stands for peace, justice and equality, and for 75 years she has been a motivating force for many and will continue to be long after the conclusion of her UN Honorary Ambassadorship.”
I’ll be sure to inform my little girl that Wonder Woman is an unsuitable role model… sigh.
— Followingthenerd (@nerdfollowing) November 5, 2016