Miley Cyrus is not happy with the way “Supergirl” markets itself, saying she believes it sends fans the wrong message.
The show was brought up during a discussion between Miley Cyrus and Variety on gender inequality in Hollywood: “A lot of it could be changed if we had a female president. That would give us a subconscious boost. I think people will have to realize they’re looking really dated.”
Cyrus then went after the superhero property: “For example, 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 f**king 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.”
This isn’t the first time the show’s producers have had to address this criticism. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg responded to Cyrus’ statement at a press screening yesterday: “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.”
Adding: “I think we worked hard, especially in the early part of season one to address the discrepancy. 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. We continue to be proud of this show.”
It’s also worth mentioning there is already another character named Superwoman in the comic books, an evil version of Lois Lane and Wonder Woman from a parallel earth.
Season two of “Supergirl” premiered on Monday, October 10.