It turns out that the Logan trailer isn’t the only big news to come out of the comic world this week.

In a move that shocked many, Wonder Woman, the popular DC comic book character has been named as an honorary UN ambassador.

The popular heroine was appointed to the position for “the empowerment of women and girls”, adding the fiction creation for her role in gender equality throughout her 75 years in popular culture. As well as this, she has become the face for a social media campaign to promote women’s rights.

Though many believe this to be a smart move, adding a popular character drawing more attention to the subjects on issue, but it has now been revealed that members of the UN aren’t too happy about her addition.

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According to reports, as many as 1,180 disgruntled #United Nations staff members have signed an online petition to remove the character from the position, claiming that her over-sexualised appearance does nothing for the power of women, and that real women deserve real ambassadors.

Taking the protest a step further, a number of UN members took up a silent protest at the awarding ceremony, which was attended by both Lynda Carter, the lead of the popular #Wonder Womantelevision series, and Gal Gadot, who took the character to the big screen for the first time in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and will next be seen in her own solo movie next year.

The protest saw a number of members standing with their backs turned and fists raised, before leaving halfway through the ceremony. Though it didn’t stop or disrupt the ceremony from happening, with both actresses in attendance clearly proud of her inclusion. 

Many people may not agree with the characters inclusion, but there can be no denying the impact she has had since her comic debut in 1941.

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Since her first outing, the character has enjoyed varied success, changing with the times and many different eras. Changes to both character and costume have reflected this. She is to this day, one of the most popular comic book characters, and an icon to many around the world.

Wonder Woman isn’t the only fictional character to be given an honorary ambassadorial role, Winnie the Pooh was named an ambassador for International Day of Friendship in 1997.