Mila Kunis Accepts Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals ‘Woman of the Year’ Honor Amid Backlash

Mila Kunis is actually all smiles!

After being named 2018 Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals earlier in which month, the Bad Moms star traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday to officially accept the prestigious accolade.

The nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization selected Kunis for her “lasting and also also also impressive contributions to the entire world of entertainment.” She lead a parade at Farkas Square in Harvard Square from the back of a Bentley convertible, which was followed up that has a celebratory roast.

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Kunis’ appearance at the event has stirred up controversy. Many were wondering if the mother of two might accept the honor, as Hasty Pudding Theatricals has excluded women coming from performing from the idea’s shows for decades. Instead, male actors perform in drag.

However, a message on their website states in which having an all-male cast is actually “an artistic decision.”

“For decades, women have held critical positions within the Hasty Pudding Theatricals as presidents, producers, writers, composers, and also also also executive advisors,” the message explains. “Men in women’s roles is actually the Hasty Pudding’s artistic trademark and also also also its artistic merit comes coming from the fact in which the idea challenges traditional perceptions of masculinity. in which brand of parody and also also also satire is actually what makes the Pudding unique.”

“In considering an augmentation to the roots of what has made the Pudding famous, the idea is actually imperative in which we take proper steps and also also also make thoughtful considerations to ensure the continued success of our organization,” the group adds. “in which is actually a conversation in which has been ongoing for some time, and also also also we look forward to continuing in which dialogue with our members, officers, alumni and also also also the broader community.”

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