The fallout of Wonder Woman’s unexpectedly brief term as an Honorary U.N. Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls continues.
Following on from U.N. spokesman Jeffrey Brez’s claim that Wonder Woman’s ambassadorship was always meant to end in December, current “Wonder Woman” artist Nicola Scott has penned an article for the British newspaper/website The Guardian, in which she explained her view of “how perfectly Diana, an immigrant, a pacifist and protector of all, fit the role.”
Seemingly contradicting the version of events laid out by Brez, Scott lay the blame for the sudden ending of Wonder Woman’s ambassadorial tenure with “a petition of 45,000 signatures.”
From the context, it seems Scott is referring to the petition organized by U.N. staff that criticized the “character’s current iteration… 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 ‘pin-up’ girl.”
In the article, Scott revealed that she was tasked with creating the Wonder Woman art for the U.N., saying “I invested my work with a full understanding of who she is, how much reach she has, what she means to millions of people.” Scott then went on to point out that “gone is the American flag motif, replaced by a Grecian style battle tunic, representative of [Wonder Woman’s] Grecian heritage.”
All of which appears to point towards a greater level of brand co-operation and understanding between parts of the U.N. and DC (and its freelancers) than there is a unanimity of views in the U.N. as a whole. Bringing universal accord to the U.N.? Now that really does sound like a job for Wonder Woman.
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