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Wonder Woman dumped as a special UN ambassador after uproar

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/13/2016 By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The comic book heroine Wonder Woman has been abruptly fired from her honorary ambassador job at the United Nations following protests from both inside and outside the world organization that a white, skimpily dressed American prone to violence wasn't the best role model.

Rheal LeBlanc, head of press and external relations, said Tuesday the appointment of Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls would end this week, a move that come less than two months after a splashy ceremony at the U.N.

Critics said the appointment was tone deaf at a time when real women are fighting against sexual exploitation and abuse, and that there were plenty of real heroines that could be the face for gender equality.

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