(iWIDK by Cheyenne Pons) – What did she ever do to you, pal?
Mila Kunis, a Jew born in the Ukraine, was the target of an anti-Semetic attack unleashed by a Ukrainian politician.
According to Huffington Post, Ukranian lawmaker Igor Miroshnichenko called the actress a “zhydovka,” which translates to “dirty Jewess,” in a recent Facebook post.
Apparently this racial slur has historic meaning; the term has been around since the holocaust and was used by Nazi’s as they rounded up the Jews to murder them in the concentration camps.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, a Jewish human rights organization, has come to Kunis’ defense in a letter against Miroshnichenko, writing: “Mila Kunis’ family, like many thousands of other Ukrainian Jewish families, left the Ukraine in the first place because of anti-Semitism. Today, she is a respected American actress, who is now owed an apology by the Ukraine. It is a tragedy that even after the Holocaust and the demise of the Soviet Union such hatred and anti-Semitism is still a force in the mainstream of your country.”