Mila Kunis is used to being on the attack in films like Max Payne, but she's now on the receiving end of a real-life attack from a Ukranian politican.
In a recent Facebook post, Ukrainian politician Igor Miroschnichenko called the actress a "zhydovka"—which translates to "dirty Jewess." After initial outrage within Ukraine, the ministry said the term was kosher because "zhyd" is merely an archaic term for "Jew" and not necessarily a slur, according to Huffington Post.
In response, several Jewish rights groups have slammed Igor for his post. The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism and hate, wrote an open letter expressing their "outrage and indignation" and said Mila was owed an apology.
Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, expressed similar outrage. “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,” he said.
So far, there's been no word from Mila on the controversy.
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