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Jon Stewart Calls Out JK Rowling for Anti-Semitic Goblins in 'Harry Potter' Series

Jon Stewart Calls Out JK Rowling for Anti-Semitic Goblins in 'Harry Potter' Series

Jon Stewart is slamming “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling and accusing her of anti-Semitism over the Goblins in the book series.

In an episode of his podcast, “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” Jon compares the depiction of the Goblins, who run the banks in the wizarding world, to anti-Semitic illustrations featured in the 1903 book “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” which is widely considered to be one of the biggest anti-Jewish texts of all time.

Click inside to read what Jon Stewart said…

“Here’s how you know Jews are still where they are,” Jon began. “Talking to people, here’s what I say: Have you ever seen a ‘Harry Potter’ movie? Have you ever seen the scenes in Gringotts Bank? Do you know what those folks who run the bank are? Jews! And they’re like, ‘Oh, [that illustration is] from ‘Harry Potter!’ And you’re like, ‘No, that’s a caricature of a Jew from an anti-Semitic 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. But what if the teeth were sharper?”

“It was one of those things where I saw it on the screen and I was expecting the crowd to be like, ‘Holy sh*t, [Rowling] did not, in a wizarding world, just throw Jews in there to run the f*cking underground bank,” he added. “And everybody was just like, ‘Wizards.’ It was so weird.”

This is now the first time Rowling has been embroiled in controversy over her apparent beliefs. She has made several constroversial anti-transgender comments in the past that have alienated her from much of the Harry Potter community.

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