Jon stewart want us all to calm down.
On a December episode of the “Problem with Jon Stewart” podcast, the comedian and host poked fun at JK Rowling for her anti-Semitic characteristics of the elves of the Gringotts Wizarding Bank of the franchise. After HBO Max’s 20th Anniversary Premiere January 1st “Harry Potter” However, those comments quickly returned and haunted him.
A media storm broke out, with Stewart against Rowling, implying that he had called her an antagonist.
On Wednesday, in response to those stories, Stewart explained that his initial comments were all part of “a pleasant conversation between colleagues and friends,” according to Diversity. He further explained that the discussion of the goblins in the film was intended to illustrate “how some tropes can penetrate society to the point where they are essentially invisible, even in a process that is considered make movies.”
“I don’t think J.K. Rowling is anti-epidemic. I don’t accuse her of being anti-epidemic.” Stewart said in a video posted on Twitter. “I don’t think ‘Harry Potter’ is anti-pathetic. I really love ‘Harry Potter’, perhaps too much for a gentleman of my considerable age.”
This is what Stewart said in his December podcast episode: “This is how you know where the Jews are still.. Talking to people, what I’m saying is: Have you seen the movie ‘Harry Potter’? Have you seen the scenes from the Gringotts Bank? do you know?” The people who run the bank are Jewish! “
“Let me show you this from ‘Protocol of the Elders of Zion,’ I just wanted to show you a caricature and they said, ‘Oh, look, that’s from ‘Harry Potter” and you’re like, “No, that’s a caricature of a Jew from an offensive piece of literature,” he continued. “JK Rowling said, ‘Can we get these people to run our bank?” and you’re like, it’s a wizarding world. It’s a world where the train station has a half thing and no one can see it and we can ride a dragon and you have a pet owl. And who will run the bank? Jew. Yeah, I mean, ‘Yes, they look like Jews, but what if the teeth were sharper?’ “
Anti-Semitism Campaign, a volunteer-led charity group based in London, then took to Twitter to makes a statement of its own in this regard, demonstrating that Rowling had been “a tireless defender of the Jewish community in the fight against anti-Semitism.” In recent years, the author of “Harry Potter” got mired in controversy after posting a bunch anti-conversion tweets and spout TERF rhetoric. Based on Weekly entertainment, Rowling was invited to a recent reunion of the cast – called “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” – but opted out after her team decided that the remarks made The writer’s previous was enough to appear. In the end, Rowling was only introduced through archival footage.
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“I can’t stress this. I’m not accusing JK Rowling of being dissident,” added Stewart. “She didn’t need to answer any of those questions. I don’t want the ‘Harry Potter’ movie to be censored in any way. It was a fun conversation. Let’s grab af**king .”
Hear Stewart’s full clarification below, via Twitter
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