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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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76.

It's Dave    

First comment, by Bear, said it all. "Leave little "Jackie" alone."

She was cute as Jackie, is funny as Meg, and has grown in to a babe-alicious young woman and a very talented actress.

And any word that translates in to "Dirty Jewess" is obviously a slur. Doesn't matter if your dictionary says otherwise. Who edited that dictionary? Himmler?

585 days ago
77.

Morgan    

Who cares if "zhyd" means "Jew" or "Dirty Jew", the simple fact is that he said "She's not a true Ukranian, she's a Jew". As if Jews aren't Ukranian? Are Jews not American either?

585 days ago
78.

Pete    

She's an american now so leave her alone...who cares bout ukraine politicians

585 days ago
79.

Ny4life    

I bet she's good bed.

585 days ago
80.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

all very interesting...but what is the word for "Sexy, Down to Earth, Potty Mouthed Jewish Girl"? We're talking about Mila after all.

585 days ago
81.

AlexxKnowles    

I did not even know she was Jewish

584 days ago
82.

Cal Burke    

Mila Kunis celebrated being named Esquire magazine's Sexiest Woman Alive by saying some pretty ugly things about both Christians and Republicans.
Kunis, who rose to fame on "That '70s Show" and transitioned to feature films like "Black Swan" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," granted the magazine an interview to accept the honor.

The issue doesn't hit newsstands until Oct. 16, but a sneak peek at the Q&A finds Kunis slamming a good portion of her movie-going audience.

"The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me," Kunis exclaims. "And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it's baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, 'I'm a Republican.' Why?"

Typical bubble speak. Kunis probably hasn't had much exposure to right-of-center thought, or if she did she had her ears closed completely. No one blames a pretty Hollywood actress for being a Democrat. What's insulting is treating those with whom she disagrees with such distaste.

It's the very opposite of what being "liberal" actually means.

She isn't the only beauty who harbors ugly thoughts about Republicans. Stunner Kate Beckinsale of "Underworld" fame let loose with similar thoughts a few years back.

584 days ago
83.

MykeD    

Good gravy! Is there anything that doesn't insult the Jews?

584 days ago
84.

Jane    

F-all

"The only people on the planet who are classed as a people and a religion. The only group of people who call anyone who disagrees with their views an anti semite. Every country from England to Africa pays the jews money for what a fascist did decades ago. Jews who control and own the media, enterntainment, the law offices, financial institutions, rule the world by false media reports...fox tv, shotty entertainment to shrink wrap minds...evry chuck lorre sitcom, jerry bruckheimer show and movie, then sell guns and violence to eccentric youth and dumb hillibillies based on the entertainment sold to them, then blame every other race of people for the downslide of humanity while making a cheap buck and selling this crap back to people while stealing land, raising rents, and basically turning everyone who is not jewish into a slave to the economy they get rich from to create their jewish state...always crying about things being stolen from them when they are every bit the thief!"

I agree with you 100% and I am black finally someone agrees with me on this. I have been reading about these sick people for awhile now. Hollywood is run and the media from fake Jews.

584 days ago
85.

bobasa    

What a seriously Ukrainophobic article!! For starters, the word "Zhyd" or "Zhydivka" is a normal Ukrainian word for "Jew" and "Jewess" it has no negative connotations unlike in Russian where "Zhid" and "Zhidovka" really are very bad. Rabbi Marvin Hier is a complete idiot for thinking he knows Ukrainian when he obviously does not. Instead, he has taken the Russian meaning and thinks it is the same as in Ukrainian. The word "Zhyd" and "Zhydovka" are also normal words for "Jew" and "Jewess" in Polish, Slovak, Czech and a few other languages.
Second, saying that this word was used during the Holocaust is COMPLETELY stupid!! The word was used for centuries before that with NO negative connotations.
Second, Mr. Myroshnychenko (yes, this is the proper transliteration of his name, unlike the Russian transliteration used in the article. This also shows that this entire article is written from a Russian anti-Ukrainian perspective), responded to a comment made by someone on his facebook page. The basically complemented Mila Kunis and added that she was even Ukrainian (as in "ethnic Ukrainian"). Mr. Myroshnycheno corrected him by saying: She is not Ukrainian, she is a Jewess (Zhydivka) by origin. She is proud of this and a Star of David is in her hands. But never does she saying anything positive about the country where she was born. Therefore, I can not call her one of our own. May she love America and Israel and one should not tie her to Ukraine". The reason he said this is because it is well known in Ukraine that Mila Kunis always makes Ukrainianophobic comments.

584 days ago
86.

rucb_alum    

About as insulting as calling Kerry Washington a 'negress'. Antiquated yes, but not quite a 'rip', is it? There may be other elements in the referred to facebook rant that indicate that Mr. Miroshnichenko is an anti-Semite but the facts in this piece don't cut it.

584 days ago
87.

DaleVM    

So, Harvey, want kleenex and a small violin?

Why is it you never answered my question about you and James Mee? How much did you pay him for the police report?

583 days ago
88.

NM156    

No Rabbi, zydowka just means Jewish woman, but thanks for the Jewy response! We've all been waiting for it,

582 days ago
89.

Agent666    

She's Jewish--so what? I'm of Ukrainian Christian extraction, and would sleep with her without the slightest hesitation.

582 days ago
90.

Sam Hill    

hard to feel bad about this. She has said some hurtful things about Christians and republicans.

348 days ago
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