In an interview with Variety, entertainer Miley Cyrus aimed criticism at the “Supergirl” TV show when asked about women’s equality within Hollywood.
“There’s a show called ‘Supergirl.’ I think having a show with a gender attached to it is weird. One, it’s a woman on that @#$%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.”
When asked to respond to Miley’s comments at a recent press event in Burbank, California, the show’s executive producer Andrew Kreisberg reponded by saying, “I think we worked hard in the early part of season one to address the discrepancy, and actually had a scene with Kara lamenting being called Supergirl and Cat with the great rejoinder about how the word ‘girl’ in and of itself is not offensive.”
“For us, the strongest feminist thing on the show is Kara herself as a character and what she does week in and week out,” Kreisberg continued. “The challenges she’s presented with and how she overcomes them both physically and emotionally,” he explained. “That’s the biggest statement on having a powerful female on TV is by not talking about it and actually showing a powerful female on television. That’s the biggest feminist statement we could make.”