The United Nations has been criticized for the appointment of DC Comics character Wonder Woman as an ambassador.
The UN made the decision to celebrate the character on the 75th anniversary of her creation, but UN staff and many more have protested the decision.
“The bottom line appears to be that the United Nations was unable to find a real life woman that would be able to champion the rights of all women.” the authors of an online petition for UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon to reconsider the ambassadorship wrote.
“The message the United Nations is sending to the world with this appointment is extremely disappointing. The United Nations has decided that Wonder Woman is the role model that women and girls all around the world should look up to.”
Supporters of the petition described Wonder Woman as “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.”
It’s not the first time a fictional character has been appointed by the UN, with Winnie the Pooh and Tinkerbell also having been named ambassadors in the past.