Mila Kunis targeted by Ukrainian politician
Seems like there’s exactly one person in the world who doesn’t love Ted star Mila Kunis: Ukrainian politician Igor Miroschnichenko, who recently called the actress a “zhydovka” in a Facebook post.
The term, according to Simon Wiesenthal Center deans Rabbi Marvin Hier and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, means “dirty Jewess” — and is an “insidious slur invoked by the Nazis and their collaborators as they rounded up the Jews to murder them at Babi Yar and in the death camps.”
Yikes. It’s also a way for Miroschnichenko to imply that the actress — who was born in Ukraine and moved to Los Angeles with her family when she was seven years old — isn’t really Ukrainian because she’s Jewish.
The rabbis have written a letter to Ukraine’s prime minister demanding that Miroschnichenko apologize for using the slur — and that the leader “take measures to defeat the xenophobic forces that threaten your democracy.”
Kunis’s rep has not yet responded to EW’s request for comment.