The United Nations will cut Wonder Woman's tenure as an honorary ambassador for female empowerment short after some backlash, according to Reuters. No official reason was given by the U.N. for the sudden change of plans, but an online petition against the appointment had raised nearly 45,000 signatures.
"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," read the petition.
Wonder Woman was named a U.N. ambassador in a ceremony October 21 at the multinational organization's New York headquarters. According to Reuters, "dozens" of U.N. employees openly protested the decision outside the building during the ceremony.
"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," said DC's Courtney Simmons.
In light of the U.N.'s decision, a contrasting petition to re-instate Wonder Woman as a honorary ambassador was started Tuesday morning.
The planned Wonder Woman one-shot tied to the ambassadorship remains on schedule for an October release.