Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mila Kunis joins fellow celebs Tweeting about Ukraine

Mila Kunis
If we don't learn from history, we're doomed to repeat it.

The statement perhaps rings truer today than ever, as evidenced by events taking place in the Ukraine. In the late 19th century, the country was at the epicentre of czarist pogroms, when the government, attempting to quell an uprising of peasant masses, placed the blame for their plight on Jews.

Igor Miroshnichenko
Beloved by the media, fans and fellow actors, Ukranian-born American actor Mila Kunis, star of That '70s Show, took to Twitter to join a handful of Tinsel-town A-listers in publicly denouncing the violence in her native land.

"My family moved to America when I was seven, however my extended family remains in the Ukraine," the Jewish actor tweeted March 6.

In 2012, nationalist politician Igor Miroshnichenko said the now fiancée of Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher, was not a true Ukranian, calling her a "zhydovka," which translates to "dirty Jewess."

Are Ukranian officials reverting to 19th-century anti-Semitic perceptions?

Safe and sound state-side, Kunis further tweeted this week "Today I read 'just because it's happening not here, doesn't mean it's not happening.' Truly heartbreaking. I pray for change."

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