Lynda Carter faces protestors at United Nations event over Wonder Woman

The United Nations has been slammed for naming the Wonder Woman character an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls and poor Lynda Carter has copped the brunt of it.

Lynda made the role of Wonder Woman famous with the 1970s television series, where she played the comic book hero for four years.

The announcement was meant to be a happy occasion with Lynda and actress Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman in the new movies, taking centre stage at the event.

However, thousands of UN employees and protestors have revolted against the idea by starting a petition to cancel the honorary post and name a “real woman” instead.

Around 50 staffers turned their backs on the stage and raised their fists in the air during the ceremony.

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Despite the backlash, Lynda seems to have remained calm and has brushed aside the animosity.

“It’s OK that not everyone agrees, but get over it and say: ‘What else is new?’,” she said.

She also said she had weathered criticism of the role for years.

“In the beginning, in the 70s, it was ‘Well, she’s objectified’. It’s like: ‘She’s too tall, she’s too this, she’s too this. Oh, she wants to be a feminist?'”

Protestors are saying the use of a fictional character does nothing to further female empowerment and that if the UN was serious about the issue it would have chosen a real woman instead.

Who do you think would be a good female role model for this position? Did you used to watch Lynda as Wonder Woman on TV?