Supergirl show creators defend and stand by the show’s title after Miley Cyrus criticizes it for being sexist
In an interview with Variety, Miley Cyrus commented on Hollywood’s and the showbiz industry’s approach to representing women in the media.
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Miley said that people were still dated about their concepts about women. Talking about it, she mentioned the hit DC show Supergirl about presenting the main character as a girl rather than a woman.s
According to Miley, attaching a gender to a TV show title is weird. She said that the character on the Billboard, that is Melissa Benoit, is clearly a woman so calling her a girl isn’t fair.
She added that if you’re a little boy who wants to be a girl so bad that this makes you feel bad? She said that the title doesn’t offer the empowerment that it does.
Calling out a show like Supergirl seems bizarre because the show has been somewhat of a hit. The Warner Bros. production and NBC promoted the show very well and even collaborated with the CW for a crossover of Supergirl with Flash.
The show has subsequently moved to CW for its second season.
The show creators Andrew Kreisberg decided to make a statement about Miley’s statement on the show’s title. He addressed the comments following a press screening Tuesday.
According to EW, he said that the title of the show is based on pre-existing property. That is why they never thought of calling it anything otherwise. He added that they have already addressed the issue of the title through Kara herself when she asks why she isn’t called Superwoman instead.
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They also made it clear that being called a girl is in no way offensive. He said that the show creators were proud of Melissa, the characters and the show and will continue to stand by it.