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An attendee dressed as Wonder Woman poses at New York Comic Con at the Javits Center on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Wonder Woman lost her job as an ambassador to the United Nations


Wonder Woman was named an honorary U.N. ambassador back in October.

On Monday, she lost that job, Reuters reports

The comic book legend was originally chosen to promote gender equality, but the nomination almost immediately sparked outrage. Critics said Wonder Woman's sexualized costume and the fact that she is not real disqualified her.

Here's the U.N.'s original announcement tweet.

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.
Courtney Simmons, DC Entertainment

Nearly 45,000 people signed a petition to demand her removal from the position. The U.N. didn't explain why Wonder Woman lost her honorary gig, but spokesman Jeffrey Brez said campaigns involving fictional characters didn't usually last long. An "Angry Birds" campaign only lasted one day.

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This move also sparked outrage from those who thought critics missed the point.

They argued Wonder Woman's values overrode her costume and physique.

Perhaps a counter-petition is in the works.

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