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Mila Kunis

Targeted By Anti-Semitic

Ukrainian Politician

12/20/2012 3:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jewish organizations around the world are furious with the Ukrainian government ... after a Ukrainian politician used an Anti-Semitic slur in a Facebook rant about Mila Kunis.

The man who set off the controversy is lawmaker Igor Miroshnichenko -- who had written that Mila (a Jew who was born in the Ukraine) is not a true Ukrainian because she's a "zhydovka" ... a word that has been used as a slur against Jewish people since the Holocaust.

After protests by Ukrainian Jews, the Ukrainian government announced the word was OK to use because it appears in the Ukrainian dictionary as a term for a Jew that isn't necessarily a slur.

Now, the famous Simon Wiesenthal Center in L.A. is getting involved -- firing off a letter to the Prime Minister of the Ukraine to "express our outrage and indignation against the slanders of the Svoboda Party directed against the Jewish community in the Ukraine."

In the letter, Rabbi Marvin Hier explains ... the term "zhydovka" translates to "dirty Jewess" ... and was used as 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."

The org. has called on the Prime Minister to "publically condemn this attack and to take measures to defeat the xenophobic forces that threaten your democracy."

We reached out to Kunis for comment -- so far, no word back.

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61.

rommel    

Ahh the Joos crying again! Please spare me. Cut them a cheque.thats all they want.

637 days ago
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Peter    

Hmm, to everyone: Zhydovka means exactly "Jewish woman" and nothing more... same as amerykanka = american woman or arabka = arabic woman... this is NOT a racial slur, do your research and dont believe the hype.

637 days ago
63.

rommel    

Oh please Joos crying again. Just cut them another cheque,theats what they want.

637 days ago
64.

Kosh    

Looks like the Ukrainian government is still in the 1940's.

637 days ago
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Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Actually the though of Mila being a "dirty Jewess" is kinda hot! lolols, she's certainly a dirty girl! :-)

637 days ago
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Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Mila's my favorite potty mouthed dirty Jewish girl. I may have just found my new pet name for her! lols "dirty Jewess", is that a racial epithet or a term of endearment???

637 days ago
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Vicky    

To those who yell that Jews own the media, the politics etc; If they're smart enough to own it then they prolly deserve it....Second- zhydovka is a very offensive word for the jewish people and coming from a public figure is an unheard of nazi insult....Unfortunately Ukraine is known for anti-semitism but when it comes from a ukranian politician..is just disgusting.

637 days ago
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Someone's goldfish    

Isn't Igor Ukrainian for hunch-backed assistant to a mad scientist?

637 days ago
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TNastyFunktown    

Keep it classy, Ukraine.

637 days ago
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Elizabeth Alan    

Igor you RED-neck ... shut your pie-hole!

637 days ago
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DesertDavey    

WHO CARES about the word. I'm far more concerned about the thought behind it. This good-for-nothing racist politician is arguing that only Christians born in Ukraine are "real" Ukrainians. Jews born in Ukraine are, well, something else. Something lesser.

THAT is the true anti-Semitism here, and the more the discussion stays on the issue of the word used, the longer it will take to address the true problem.

637 days ago
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talumima    

like Christine implied I am amazed that a person able to earn $4706 in 1 month on the computer. did you see this web site http://www.Cloud65.com

637 days ago
73.

Lindy    

Just another hate filled nazi

637 days ago
74.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

If your Jewish, you CANT make it every where but you can make it In Hollywood-- Jews OWN and RUN it!!!

637 days ago
75.

BLeeson    

Mila Kunis??? Realllyyy???? So what is nut jobs idea of a clean Jewess?

I'll tell you what, if there are any more "dirty Jews" like Mila Kunis hanging around that you don't want, please send my way!!!

637 days ago
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