‘Supergirl’ Season 2: Miley Cyrus Calls Show Sexist; DC Producers Slam Criticism
Miley Cyrus has condemned the show “Supergirl” for being sexist and DC producers are furious with the popstar!Advertisement
“Supergirl” Season 2 has just aired its premiere on CW, and fans are going gaga over the new superman, there is one celebrity who is definitely not watching the show – Miley Cyrus.
Miley Cyrus, who likes to champion women’s rights every opportunity that she gets, is outraged that a show which clearly has an adult female as the protagonist chooses to call itself “Supergirl”.
In an interview with Variety, she was asked if inequality of women still existed in Hollywood. After pointing out that it’s high time that America has a female president (guess we know who Miley is voting for!) Miley pounced on “Supergirl”, slamming it for being sexist.
“I think having a show with a gender attached to it is weird. One, it’s a woman on that f***ing billboard — it’s not a little girl. Two, what if you’re a little boy who wants to be a girl so bad that this makes you feel bad? I think having a title like “Supergirl” doesn’t give the power that people think it does” she said.
Miley Cyrus is not the first to bring up the issue of the show’s title being misleading. When the show was originally launched, this matter was brought into focus by many people.
The producers of the show had then explained that despite the fact that the character of Supergirl on the show is not a teenage girl, like in the comics, she cannot be named Superwoman because that is a different superhero in the DC universe.
Apart from that, the show, “Supergirl”, has always tried to depict women empowerment by bringing in characters such as Cat Grant, who runs the company Kara a.k.a. Supergirl works for, reports Comic Book.
Then there is Kara’s sister, the badass DEO agent. That is, apart from Supergirl herself who has maintained throughout the series that she is not inferior to her cousin, Superman, in anyway.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has addressed Miley’s criticism in a recent press conference, reports Comic Book:
“It’s based on a pre-existing property that’s called Supergirl, so we never had any intention of calling it something other than that.”
He further explained “We actually had a scene about Kara herself lamenting, ‘Why aren’t I called Superwoman?’ and had Cat with her great rejoinder about how the word ‘girl’ in and of itself is not offensive.”
Lastly, he said that he and his producers were extremely proud of what they achieved through the show, regardless of what anyone might think.
“Supergirl” Season 2 airs every Monday at 8 pm on The CW.
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