Jon Stewart has a bone to choose from with the Harry potter series.
On the The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast, he didn’t hold back his feelings about the anti-Semitic tropes in Harry potter. With the most recent episode, Stewart addresses author JK Rowling’s use of anti-Semitic cartoons in his books.
The reference to his argument can be found in the 1903 book by The protocols of ancient Zion which is known as anti-Semitic text. In the book, the characters bear a naked resemblance to the goblin creatures of the Harry potter books and Stewart argues that most people don’t understand or know the reference.
“This is how you know the Jews are always where they are,” said Stewart, who is Jewish. “I just want to show you a cartoon. And they’re like, ‘Oh, look at that, that came from Harry potter! ‘ And you’re like, ‘No, that’s a caricature of a Jew from an anti-Semitic book.’ JK Rowling said to me, ‘Can we get these guys to run our bank? “said Stewart.
He adds that in the world of Harry potter, people “can ride dragons and someone can own a” pet owl “, but he wondered,” Who should run the bank? ” The Jews.
“It was one of those things where I saw it on screen and I expected the crowd to say to me, ‘Holy s – – t, she [Rowling] didn’t, in a wizarding world, just throw Jews in there to run the f – – king underground bank, ”the comedian continued. “And everyone was just like ‘Wizards.’ It was so weird.
On the Harry potter Wiki, goblin creatures are magical, intelligent, and good with money.
“Goblins converse in a language known as Gobbledegook, and are skillful silversmiths noted for their silverware; they even mint coins for magic money, ”the Wiki page reports. “Because of their money and financial skills, they largely control the wizarding economy and run the Gringotts Wizarding Bank.”
Here is a clip of him discussing his thoughts
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