Celebrity News

Mila Kunis Target of Racial Slur from Ukrainian Lawmaker
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

A politician from the Ukraine, lawmaker Igor Miroshnichenko, has launched an anti-Semitic slur at actress Mila Kunis. The slur occurred on a Facebook post that said that Kunis is not a true Ukrainian because she is a “zhydovka,” according to a report from TMZ. The word used in the slur, “zhydovka,” translates to “dirty Jewess.” It has been used as a slur against Jewish women since the Holocaust.

A Jewish human rights organization that goes after anti-Semitism, the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, has defended Kunis in the incident. The organization has sent a letter to the prime minister of the Ukraine. The letter is penned by Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper. They express “outrage and indignation” and request an apology to Kunis.

  
What
Where


“Mila Kunis’ family, like many thousands of other Ukrainian Jewish families, left the Ukraine in the first place because of anti-Semitism,” the letter says. “Today she is a respected American actress, who is now owed an apology by the Ukraine. It is a tragedy that even after the Holocaust and the demise of the Soviet Union such hatred and anti-Semitism is still a force in the mainstream of your country.”

“The last time this term was used in any official way was during the Nazi occupation, when the Jews or ‘Zhyds’ of Kiev were ordered to convene in preparation for their mass murder at Babi Yar,” Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, said to Jewish news outlet JTA. “The Justice Ministry and politicians should adjust their definitions and language according to what Ukrainian Jews consider offensive, and we find the word ‘zhyd’ to be just that.”

“The temperature around this discussion is rising,” he said. He also noted that the Jewish community in Ukraine is “highly concerned” at how “anti-Semitic speech is becoming more prevalent in Ukraine, especially online.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




When she was seven-years-old, Kunis and her family immigrated to the United States from the Ukraine.





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Tax Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of an AmLaw firm seeks mid-level tax associate attorney with 3-5 years of experie...

Apply Now

Real Estate/Transactional Attorney

USA-PA-Camp Hill

Camp Hill office of our client seeks real estate/transactional attorney with experience. The candida...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney

USA-WY-Laramie

Laramie office of our client seeks corporate attorney with 2+ years of experience.

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Legal Assistant / Paralegal

USA-FL-Tavares

Tavares boutique and growing law firm is looking for a full-time legal assistant / paralegal to work...

Apply now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

Andrus Anderson LLP is a plaintiffs’ firm in San Francisco looking for a full-time associate w...

Apply now

Maine Litigation Attorney

USA-ME-Portland

Busy New England business law firm seeks Maine Litigation Attorney based in our Portland, Maine offi...

Apply now

Maine Foreclosure Attorney Operations Manager

USA-ME-Portland

Bendett & McHugh is looking for a strong Foreclosure Attorney Operations Manager for our Maine Forec...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top