Wonder Woman’s UN Ambassadorship Yanked After Protest Over Her Big Breasts

Group had complained that superhero character is “the epitome of a ‘pin-up’ girl”

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No word on whether it used a golden lasso to do it, but the United Nations has yanked Wonder Woman from her ambassadorship.

The U.N. has chosen to end the superhero’s honorary ambassador post effective Friday, Reuters reports.

Wonder Woman was appointed to the position in late October.

According to Reuters, the U.N. did not elaborate on why the ambassadorship was ending. However, the choice was racked by protests staged by a group identifying as United Nations staff members concerned that the superhero’s curves sent the wrong message.

“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 with an American flag motif and knee high boots — the epitome of a ‘pin-up’ girl,” a petition posted by the group on Care2 read.

“This is the character that the United Nations has decided to represent a globally important issue — that of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls,” the group continued.

Wonder Woman was chosen as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. The choice was made in support of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goal 5, which aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

According to Reuters, the campaign featuring Wonder Woman was planned to be used into next year.

TheWrap has reached out to the U.N. for comment.