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:
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.