UN drops Wonder Woman as ambassador – Gal Gadot responds

December 21, 2016

Actress Gal Gadot has criticised the UN’s decision to drop Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador for empowering girls and women.

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Gadot first played Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and said she was surprised by the controversy, “There are so many horrible things that are going on in the world, and this is what you’re protesting, seriously?” she told Time.

Back in October 2016, Wonder Woman was chosen as the figurehead for a campaign which aimed to challenge female stereotypes and fight discrimination and violence against women and girls.

However, some people are morons – and a petition started by “concerned United Nations staff members” called for a non-fictional woman to take her place.

The petition’s authors singled out Wonder Woman’s outfit for criticism, “It is alarming that the United Nations would consider using a character with an overtly sexualised image at a time when the headline news in United States and the world is the objectification of women and girls.”

In addition, the petition also argued that the character’s prominently displayed American flag contradicted with her status as ambassador to all UN member states.

 

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