U.N. Drops Wonder Woman

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-9-51-37-amDammit. A United Nations campaign featuring Wonder Woman as an ambassador for women and girls has ended a mere two months after the announcement. Announced in October, The UN said the campaign was:

“about women and girls everywhere, who are wonder women in their own right, and the men and boys who support their struggle for gender equality.”

Wonder Woman’s ambassadorship began with with an event in October featuring Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot. Pretty cool, right? WRONG. Very wrong. Says who? About 45,000 who signed a petition complaining that the fictional superhero was an inappropriate choice to represent female empowerment. That’s right, kids. The shitty petition stated:

“A large-breasted white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif and knee-high boots” is not an appropriate spokeswoman for gender equity at the United Nations.

Do you all even READ? The UN responded to complaints stating the the campaign was meant to promote gender equity worldwide as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. the campaign meant to emphasize “the real-life wonder women, real-life women and girls.” .

A spokesman for the U.N. denied the campaign ended early do to protests suggesting honorary ambassadors merely have shorter tenures. Jeffrey Brez, a spokesman for the U.N., did state in response to the complaints:

“Some people voiced a concern that they didn’t feel it was appropriate for a fictional character to be representing women and girls.”

Wonder Woman’s ambassadorship officially ends on Friday.

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