- Jon Stewart said Wednesday that he doesn’t think J.K. Rowling is antisemitic.
- After claiming that Goblin bankers were Jewish tropes, he made these comments.
- “I didn’t accuse her of being antisemitic,”Stewart said. “I don’t think that the Harry Potter movies are antisemitic.”
Jon Stewart said Wednesday in a video, “I don’t believe that J.K. Rowling nor the…” “Harry Potter”Following his December comments on Goblin bankers in the movies, his podcast covered them as antisemitic.
“I do not think J.K. Rowling is antisemitic,”Jon Stewart spoke in the video. “I did not accuse her of being antisemitic. I do not think that the Harry Potter movies are antisemitic.”
His criticisms were mostly directed at a viral articleThat covered his comments last month, in which he criticised Goblin bankers’ depiction.
Stewart said Wednesday, “any reasonable person”I would have concluded that the conversation was a success. “was lighthearted.”
—Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) January 5, 2022
“Have you ever seen the scenes in Gringotts Bank? Do you know what those folks who run the bank are? Jews!'”Stewart stated in December that he was surprised by the lack of criticism for the trope.
“And they’re like, ‘Oh, look at that, that’s from “Harry Potter!”‘ And you’re like, ‘No, that’s a caricature of a Jew from an antisemitic piece of literature.’ J.K. Rowling was like, ‘Can we get these guys to run our bank?’ It’s a wizarding world…we can ride dragons, you can have a pet owl… but who should run the bank? Jews.”