Almost two months ago, Wonder Woman was made a United Nations honorary ambassador. Lynda Carter, Gal Godot and other guests were there to celebrate this wonderful honor. However, some folks didn’t like that the Amazing Amazon received this praise. So, over 40,000 people signed an online petition asking UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to drop Wonder Woman.
In the petition, these concerned people wrote:
“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.”
You can tell that these protesters were not comic book readers, but anywho, the United Nations decided to revoke Diana as an ambassador. Now, there are some parts of the petition that make sense. Yes, there should be a real life woman to represent being a champion for all women. However, the very essence of Wonder Woman is very inspiring and encouraging to many people.
Wonder Woman stands for is truth, justice and equality. It is the very core of the character. I wished these protesters looked further than her costume, because if they did, maybe they would’ve seen the hero and the icon she has been for the 75 years.
This is so unfortunate.