facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Jewish leaders slam attack on Mila Kunis

Dec. 22, 2012 at 11:35 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
KIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Jewish leaders Saturday demanded a Ukrainian politician take back what they said was an anti-Semitic slur against actress Mila Kunis.

A member of the Ukraine parliament posted a message on his Facebook page this week stating the actress was not truly a Ukrainian and then referred to her by a derogatory term used against Jews during the Holocaust.

The seemingly unprovoked attack against Kunis, who starred in "The Black Swan," brought a sharp retort from Ukraine's Jewish community, the New York Post reported. The head of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee called on the government to make the offensive term illegal.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles sent a letter to Prime Minister Mykola Azarov saying Kunis' family fled Ukraine to escape anti-Semitism, and called on Azarov to condemn the statements publicly.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake reportedly expecting first child together Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake reportedly expecting first child together
2
Janel Parrish talks rumored romance with Val Chmerkovskiy Janel Parrish talks rumored romance with Val Chmerkovskiy
3
Miley Cyrus dons revealing, bondage-inspired dress at amfAR Gala Miley Cyrus dons revealing, bondage-inspired dress at amfAR Gala
4
Angelina Jolie goes blonde for 'By the Sea' Angelina Jolie goes blonde for 'By the Sea'
5
Emma Watson says famous U.N. Speech 'wasn't easy' Emma Watson says famous U.N. Speech 'wasn't easy'
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback