Mila Kunis Targeted with Nazi-Era Anti-Semitic Slur by Ukrainian Politician
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has called on the country's leader to condemn the attack.
A Facebook rant against Mila Kunis by a Ukrainian politician has drawn the condemnation of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for its use of the word "zhydovka" to describe the actress.
The word, which translates to "dirty Jewess," was used by MP Igor Miroschnichenko in a post arguing that the actress was not a true Ukrainian, as she identifies herself.
The word is an "insidious slur invoked by Nazis and their collaborators as they rounded up the Jews to murder them," says the letter of condemnation, addressed to Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and written by Rabbi Marvin Hier and Rabbi Abraham Cooper.
The letter goes on to explain that Kunis' family left the country to flee anti-Semitism -- she was seven when she arrived in Los Angeles -- and calls on the leader to publicly condemn the attack.