October 12, 2016: “Supergirl” EP Responds to Criticism from Miley Cyrus

160829-Season2In 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.”

Source: ComicBookResources.com

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jagross0325
Member

Miley needs to back off. Thats ridiculous. Not everything in this world has to be a gender related issue. Supergirl has been Supergirl oh for I don’t know…many years. Get over it people. Quit trying to change my childhood heroes. What next Superman to genderized? Smh. Be whatever you want Miley just leave my heroes be!

andramus
Member

From the quotes I’ve read I’m not actually clear what Miley meant. I wonder if in a roundabout way she was commenting on the fact that an adult woman was being called a girl and saying that this is presenting a false image of what a girl is.

Jon-El82
Guest

I believe that is what she was going on about but she is going about it in the wrong way. For one she obviously has no idea about the subject material. That the character herself has been called that since inception in 1959. She is making an issue out of something that was addressed in the show and blowing it out of proportion.

MattComics
Member

I’d grant that classically the character is usually a teenager in which case having her be “girl” makes a bit more sense than having her called that when she’s a twenty-something. But Miley seems to be pre-supposing without watching the material or knowing anything about the character in comics or any other media that she’s being called Supergirl as a way to make her less-than Superman or lesser in general.

But the simple truth is that neither being a girl or being a woman is something that should be considered less-than by anyone.

Supermaniac
Member

Why waste perfectly good air even responding to Miley Cyrus?

Lana2k5
Member

Cat Grant summed it up perfectly in the pilot:

“What do you think is so bad about ‘girl’? I’m a girl, and your boss, and rich, and powerful, and hot, and smart. So if you perceive Supergirl as anything less than excellent, isn’t the real problem…you?”

Which in this case, it clearly is.

scarecroe
Member

I see where she’s coming from. It would be great if the producers showed her the scene where Kara has the same complaint, then asked Miley to do a guest spot on the show.

Kal-Ed
Member

Clearly she was trying to say and state something that was taken out of context. But also…She has no insight on the source material.
Sorry Miley. Just do us a favour. Think before you speak.

JasEl
Member

I really wish SJW’s would just go away

Randall1028
Guest

Wait, the world cares about Miley again? When did that happen?

macca38
Member

The foul mouthed, loud, untalented, exhibitionist lady who can’t even fly has a pop at something popular. Sorry, role model for feminism?!

SuperFunTime
Member
I know, a long time ago, there was a television show called Superboy. After doing a little research, I found out that Superboy was as an adult at Shuster University. Was there something wrong still calling him Superboy? How about couples that go out? If they are adults and refer to themselves as boyfriend and girlfriend, is this a problem too? Should a 26 year-old woman, who is in a relationship, not be referred to as someone’s girlfriend? And regarding a boy who wants to be a girl, I am sure that boy would gravitate to whatever he likes and… Read more »
JhnJhnsn2002
Member

Kara is “Supergirl” because “Superman” is three syllables and “Superwoman” is four syllables. “Superman and Superwoman” would sound awkward. That’s all.
Millennials should learn to choose their battles.

Super El
Member

“There’s a show called ‘Supergirl.’ I think having a show with a gender attached to it is weird.”
This is inane. Of all things to say…

Somebody stop her before she finds out about I Love Lucy.

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