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Mila Kunis Targeted In Anti-Semitic Slur

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Mila Kunis has had a big couple of years in Hollywood; apart from being one of the most in-demand actresses in the business, she earned accolades for her performance in “Black Swan” and was named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire Magazine for 2012.

But for all her successes, she does have detractors. Unfortunately, one of them has announced himself through an anti-semitic slur aimed at the young actress on a Facebook post. Ukrainian lawmaker Igor Miroshnichenko wrote a rant about Kunis, calling her a “zhydovka”–a term which translates to “dirty Jewess“–because he thinks she is not a true Ukrainian (she moved to the U.S. with her family at the age of seven). The term was often used during the Holocaust and has caused quite a bit of controversy as to whether it’s acceptable to use against a Jewish person.

“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. “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.”

Some sources in Ukraine, however, claim that the term is merely another word for “Jew” and should not be thought of as a slur. The ministry has acknowledged that the word should not be used in official government communications.

Mila Kunis Targeted In Anti-Semitic Slur
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  • alexander ilnyckyj

    Whoever wrote that that word is a sslure is nuts. the translation means that she is jewish women and the word used is not Ukrainian it’s Russian. So I hope that this reporter get his facts straight before openong his mouth.

  • alexander ilnyckyj

    I might have not made myself clear in my first comment. Here are some other words used to discribe a person from their beginings. For an American girl, she would be called Americank, the ka means girl or women. German girl nemka zedyvka, means a jewish girl or women. This has no meaning of any slure whatsoever.So Amand Crum,please ask someone what the meaning is before you write an untruth.

  • alexander ilnyckyj

    I might have not made myself clear in my first comment. Here are some other words used to discribe a person from their beginings. For an American girl, she would be called Americank, the ka means girl or women. German girl nemka zedyvka, means a jewish girl or women. This has no meaning of any slure whatsoever.So Amand Crum,please ask someone what the meaning is before you write an untruth. No I am explaining it better for some one that has no understanding of the eastern culture.

  • jw

    yeah reporters should think before acting.
    this is how violence and other stupid things happen
    because those that think they are doing a media service
    are actually creating a mess and outrage.

    shame on you amanda.

    • DANO

      Man have you nailed it with your post. Good work and keep them comming.

  • Nicole Neary

    Why is everyone acting like her opinion is of any value. They murdered babies to make the black swan. She bragged about murdering hers in the six month of pregnancy. Chris Williams an undercover police officer who specialized in Russian Studies working in conjuction with The Evanston police force solicited her online and in person with her internet prostitution service. Why is this freak still a celebrity?

    • stacee

      @Nicole Neary- what in the WORLD are you talking about?!?!?
      I think you forgot to take your meds today.

    • Mw

      What are you even talking about? Stop confusing fiction with real life. If that was even slightly true, Evanston would not have the jurisdiction to do so as Mila is from LA and lives there currently.

      Go troll elsewhere or at least learn to separate fact and fiction.

    • Dee

      @nicoleneary: What the heck? Talk about coming across as looney! Who is this “they” of whom you speak? You mention undercover Russian police? In the US? Oh, this is too precious for words. You really ought to seek professional help.

  • Lloyd Alpert

    THE UKRANIANS OF WW2 WERE THE PEOPLE WHOM PROUDLY KILLED JEWS, THE ATTITUDE HAS NOT CHANGED

  • Moi

    Even if it isn’t considered a slur, it is still a derogatory term for a jewish woman.

  • Mark Davis

    @Nicole Neary. What the hell? You’re probably planning the next school shooting aren’t you?

  • Mark Davis

    I wonder why they are giving that hack the credit of calling him a politician. He’s nothing but Russian mafia. I guess I answered my own question didn’t I? Crook/politician. They are one in the same.

  • DANO

    does any of this sound right to anyone, the Ukrinian were fighting on the side of the Germans in WW 2. They are knowen for being VERY anti-semitic and not very freindly to outsiders. However their ladies are amoung the best looking in the old eastern countries.

  • Simonka

    I have lived in the East, and while not everyone is anti-semitic, there are certainly lots of anti-jewish thoughts expressed daily in the former Soviet Union. This is why millions of Jews migrated to Israel as soon the Russian and Ukrainian governments became quasi-democracies. Under communism, most were comrades in an atheist system. Under the new system, there are no communist rules to contain the hatred Slavic people have toward Jews, so the Jews were forced to go another place. But in Israel, they surrounded by the hatred of the Arab nations, who want to eliminate Jews like the Nazis, and hereby emerges a dichotomy: the Koran says do not kill, but for Jews exceptions must always be made. For the Christian Nazis, is was fine to worship Jesus who was born a Jew and died a Jew, but they also wanted to kill all the Jews (after of course, torturing them first).

    • Sam

      Simonka–no disrespect, and very kindly: the koran does not say make exceptions for killing jews. It has respect for jews and christians and praises and respects their prophets.(I would know I read the koran every day). I know you feel strongly and are hurt by this issue (and the actions of people may also upset you), but please don’t misquote someone’s holy book :)thank you.

  • T

    Zhydovka sounds cute, but accurate. Get over it Jews. And stop defending the Jews. Madoff is their poster Jew boy. The Jews have killed 20 times more people than they lost in the Holocaust. Whiners they are. Hail Ukrainian spirit and girls!

    • Lloyd Alpert

      “T” HOW COME WE MISSED YOU

      • alan

        no worries, he’ll OD on his favorite gorilka soon enough :)

    • Simonka

      Oy

  • RubyBlue

    Hey…don’t pick on Meg!

  • Gene

    Miroshnichenko is a Hitler’s relative.

  • Volli

    “zhydovka”– a term which translates to “female jew“ and that is all.
    All the same in russian, ukrainian etc.

    http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%96%D0%B8%D0%B4

    • alan

      really????? then what about this: “Таким образом круг антисемитских значений слова «жид», со временем превративший его в грубое ругательство, начал закладываться уже в киевскую эпоху.”

      The first derogatory use of this word goes back to the 12th century (where you apparently belong).