Ukrainian Politician Calls Mila Kunis ‘A Dirty Jewess’ In Misguided Attempt To Pick Fight With Someone More Famous Than Him

ng mila kunis 270612Mila Kunis might be known primarily for being every lad mag’s Babeliest Babe Of Every Year and making the dubious decision to date Ashton Kutcher, but did you know she grew up Jewish in a place where anti-Semitism is still a huge problem? It’s true. Shit’s like the middle ages over there!

Mila has spoken to the press about her Ukrainian heritage in the past (her family moved to the US when she was 7), and we know she’s not lying because we have seen her smack down a Russian reporter in Russian in a most bad ass fashion. Perhaps that’s what convinced anti-Semitic politician Igor Miroshnichenko to try to pick a fight with her by saying she’s not a true Ukrainian (despite having been born there) because she’s Jewish. He also called her a ’zhydovka,’ an anti-Jewish slur dating back to the Holocaust which translates roughly to “dirty Jewess” and which the Ukrainian government recently ruled should not be banned because it is “not necessarily a slur.” Come again?

Now, LA’s Simon Wiesenthal Center has written a letter to the Ukrainian Prime Minister asking him to condemn these horrid remarks, as he should. Kunis has yet to respond, as she is #aboveit. But I think I know what’s really going on here. Mr. Miroshnichenko was simply trying to employ the tried and true “pick a fight with someone more famous than you” method of attention getting used by so many aspiring celebrities. Only he forgot that most of the world doesn’t think like Borat and picked on Mila Kunis for being a “dirty Jewess,” despite the fact that there are hundreds of more legit things he could’ve picked on her for, starting with Ted and working his way up. He’ll never be America’s sweetheart at this rate!

I’d give him more advice on getting mainstream famous, but I’m not sure why he would listen to a dirty Jewess like me. Now if you will excuse me, this Christian baby blood is not going to drink itself.

(Via TMZ)

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    • Paul

      Miroshnichenko is a recently elected MP from the Svoboda (Freedom) Party, which garnered 12% of the votes this fall, far above the 1+% of 2007. He espouses the far-right nationalist shibboleths. The Ukrainian term is zhydivka, and I think “dirty Jewess” may be a bit over the top. Most Ukrainian Jews regard the term is insulting, but probably the “N-word” might be a more apt equivalent. Certainly, the terms used to describe African Americans 50 years ago are different from accepted terms used today. Even the great 19th century novelist Shevchenko used the Ukrainian term in his time without the negative connotation. Certainly, the idea that the term dates from after World War II is incorrect. The Ukrainian dictionary has two uses: one, a synonym for “evrei” which is the acceptable form of Jew, and secondly, the slur form of Jew. Of course, the basic issue was that in her earlier interview, Kunis described the anti-Semitic slurs she experienced as a child. Instead of admitting that this problem exists, Miroshnichenko simply compounds it by stating that these slurs do not exist. One of the goals of our cultural and educational programs in Ukraine has been to increase tolerance, including by educating young people about the history of the Jewish population in their country.

    • Jarod

      As a representer of ukrainian jew community, I must apologize for Mila’s
      words about ukrainians. It is not true ukrainians are anti-semitic
      people, Mila just wanted to increase her popularity telling that. You
      know, poor girl, everyone hates her & so on. That is not true! I
      live in Ukrain 27 years and I’m jew and I’ve never heard any bad words
      in my adress. About Miroshnychenko: “Jydivka” means jewish girl. He
      never said “dirty”.

    • Woon Deadn

      Guys, if you have no enough information, or want to cheat your readers intentionally, at least, have guts to tell it.

      There was not a reason to get attention. Someone in Igor’s FB page commented upon how great Mila is, and that she’s Ukrainian. Igor like many other Ukrainians was so angered by the stupid unreal stories Mila tells about her childhood in Ukraine that he responded, telling Mila never told anything positive about her homeland, so may she love America or Israel. Ukraine cannot attach her to it, since she always says she is Jew and she is American, but never she is Ukrainian (at least, in a positive way). WTF did Igor do wrong, I ask you?!

      Mila says her family had to escape from their unknown by anyone in the world little-little city because of terrible antisemitism.

      OK, let’s turn to facts. Mila herself stated in an earlier interview that her parents (both are Jews) had amazing jobs, they were not poor and were a lucky family. Both of her parents had surely graduated from the Universities, btw. Which is surely called antisemitism…

      In the late 80s-early 90s many people from the USSR were embarassed by the to-be breakup of the USSR. They wanted some stability, they saw they can go to the richer countries to earn more money than they could have earned in the USSR. It is an understandable point!

      Surely, everybody wanted to move to the USA. Jews massively made, invented fake stories of how oppressed they were. Embassy of the USA cried with tears and gave them visas as soon as possible. Mila’s parents did the same trick. Let it be, but now their daughter that hardly can remember what really happened in 1990 when she was 7, defecates over her native country in every interview, repeating her parents’ fairy-tales. Mixing it with absurdist unreal facts. Like that they got only one TV channel, though there were three at least. Swastika in the Soviet Union’s school? Is she an idiot?

      As for zhydovka, it rather has negative connotations in Russian. In Ukrainian language its equivalent zhydivka (that Igor really used) can be used in either negative or simple neutral meaning. Zhydovka/zhydivka is derived from the word Jude, Judaic.

      As for the very little almost village where she was born, I invite you to read the Wikipedia entry on Chernivtsi. You may be surprised.

      I can understand Igor 100%. Whether he wanted to offend her using the word in a negative meaning (I think it’s what he did), or not, I understand him.

      Mila is a kike. Her family is a family of kikes. There are normal people called Jews, Hebrews, and there are kikes.