- The Washington Times - Friday, October 21, 2016

As comic book heroine Wonder Woman turns 75 and is honored with an ambassadorship by the United Nations on Friday, a petition started by female staffers at the international body is slamming the decision, ABC News reported Friday.

The petition reportedly complains that the “current iteration” of the Amazonian princess “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 ‘pinup’ girl.”

U.N. officials defend the move, noting previous occasions where they’ve made fictional pop culture icons honorary ambassadors. 

Wonder Woman’s costume has changed over the years and periodically her artistic portrayal becomes a flashpoint of controversy.

In July, comic-book artist Frank Cho told BleedingCool.com that he walked away from illustrating Wonder Woman comic books due to his frustration at being “censored” by writing partner Greg Rucka, who apparently found Mr. Cho’s illustrations too sexually charged.

In an interview in May, Mr. Cho lashed out at liberal critics who use social media as a cudgel to fight against anything they perceive as sexist.

“As a life-long liberal Democrat and advocate for free speech and equal rights, it fascinates me to see when ultra-liberals become ultra-conservatives where they see injustices everywhere and cease to see reason, and start oppressing people who they disagree with,” Mr. Cho told BleedingCool.com.

“Thanks to the social media, we have entered into a dangerous era of Salem witch trials where no one is safe,” he said.

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