Wonder Woman is the strongest female superhero on (and off) the planet who has had a profound impact on young girls everywhere since her very creation 75 years ago.
For that very reason, on October 21 2016, she was appointed as an honorary U.N. Ambassador in hopes of using the iconic character in an empowerment campaign for women and girls into the year 2017.
However, some people were not too happy about this decision, citing that a scantily clad, curvy woman is not a good role model for younger generations.
Because of this, her time will sadly end this coming Friday, only two months after her initial appointment.
Almost 45,000 people signed a petition and presented it to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asking to reconsider the selection.
The petition reads,"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."
Courtney Simmons, a spokeswoman for DC Entertainment said, "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."
Of course she will - she is WONDER WOMAN!
In case you are worried, Simmon's also said that the special edition Wonder Woman comic for empowering young women and girls is still set for next year whether she is an ambassador or not.
Thank goodness, no matter what Wonder Woman is wearing it doesn't change her core message of strength, courage, and power!
Just a few days ago, Wonder Woman movie director Patty Jenkins had this to say about the character:
"...it has been incredible to make something about a superhero that stands for a message of fighting for a loving, thoughtful government…It’s been a special process to make something with the beautiful message that it’s difficult to be a hero and stay kind and thoughtful in everything that you do. There’s going to be a lot of conversation about her being a woman in these times, but I think the greatest part about the character is that she’s so much bigger than all of that.”
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner and Saïd Taghmaoui. Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.0comments
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Wonder Woman is set to open on June 2, 2017.