Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman has been removed as the UN ambassador for gender equality. Warner Bros.

There were already plans in motion to use DC heroine Wonder Woman as the United Nations (UN) ambassador for gender equality in 2017. Unfortunately, a UN spokesperson has announced that her role would end on Friday, according to NBC News.

The appointment of Wonder Woman, which took place in October, was met with a lot of criticism. Almost 45,000 people objected to having a bustier-wearing superhero represent gender equality, and they feared she would be sending the wrong message about empowerment. They urged UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon to reconsider their decision.

“Although the original creators may have intended Wonder Woman to represent a strong and independent ‘warrior’ woman with a feminist message, the reality is that the character's current iteration is that of a large-breasted, white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit,” the petition read.

The UN did not provide further details regarding why Wonder Woman’s campaign will be ending this week, but spokesman Jeffrey Brez told The Guardian that campaigns using fictional characters often lasted no more than a few months.

Meanwhile, there will be a new “Wonder Woman” film from DC Entertainment starring Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot next year, and it’s already drumming up a lot of excitement.

The movie’s leading man Chris Pine told The Huffington Post that fans will surely enjoy watching the film because there’s a little bit of everything in it — action, drama and romance. “I think what’s really fun and exciting about it... different about it, actually, is that there’s a nice love story at the center of an action film, and I don’t think you see that often in these kinds of films,” he said.

“Wonder Woman,” which is directed by Patty Jenkins, will be released on June 2, 2017.