John Stewart Claims Goblins in ‘Harry Potter’ Were Anti-Semitic

Wikimedia Commons, By Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Funnyman John Stewart is now raising eyebrows by claiming that the goblins in the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise were somehow anti-semitic.

As The New York Post reports:

Stewart, 59, has questioned the controversial author’s use of what he called an “anti-Semitic” trope in her goblin characters.

The franchise prominently features a goblin banker that runs the Gringotts Wizarding Bank that Stewart recently claimed resembles an anti-Semitic caricature of the Jewish community.

“Here’s how you know Jews are still where they are,” Stewart, who is Jewish, said in a recent episode of his podcast “The Problem with Jon Stewart.” He then noted the goblins’ resemblance to characters in the early-1900s anti-Semitic book “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” suggesting that readers and filmgoers don’t necessarily know the reference.

“I just want to show you a caricature. 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 anti-Semitic piece of literature.’ J.K. Rowling was like, ‘Can we get these guys to run our bank?’ ” Stewart said.

Rowling most recent controversies have revolved around her refusal to bend to transgender ideology.

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1 year ago

john why don’t you refocus on the doings of the Squad. Gimme a break.