John Stewart ran into a problem in JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series.
Stewart, 59, suspected the controversial author of using what he called “anti-Semitism” in his goblin heroes.
The franchise features a goblin banker who runs the Gringotts magic bank, who recently claimed that Stuart resembled an anti-Semitic cartoon of the Jewish community.
“Here’s how you know where the Jews are still,” Stewart, who is Jewish, said in the final episode of his “Problem with John Stewart” podcast. He then went on to point out that goblins resemble the heroes in the anti-Semitic book Protocols of the Elders of Zion, written in the early 1900s, and that students and moviegoers don’t have to know the link.
“I just want to show you a cartoon. They say, ‘Look, this is Harry Potter!’ And you think, “No, this is a caricature of a Jew from anti-Semitic literature.” JK Rowling: “Can we force these kids to run our bank?” Stewart said.
He added that in Harry Potter’s magical, fictional world, people could “ride dragons” and have someone “owl”, yet he asked, “Who should run the bank?” Jews.
“It was one of the things I saw on screen, and I expected the crowd to be like,‘ Holy st, he [Rowling] In the world of wizards, wouldn’t the f-king have thrown Jews there to run an underground bank? And everyone was like the Wizards. It was very strange. “
On the franchising Wiki fan page, goblins are described as “a very intelligent race of small magical humanoid creatures with long fingers and toes that live alongside the world of wizards.” Their diet consists of meat, roots and mushrooms.
“Goblins speak a language known as Gobbledeguk and are skilled metallurgists distinguished by their silverware; they even mint coins for magic currency. Because of their money and financial skills, they run the magic economy to a large extent and run the Gringotts Wizarding Bank, ”the statement added.
Rowling, 56, had previously caused a stir with her views on the transgender community, with LGBTQ activists blasting her for comments that angered her.
He also did not give an interview for the recently awaited special film “20th Anniversary of Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts”. However, this was not the only notable issue with HBO Max’s January 1 premiere. Viewers noticed an error in the first few minutes of the retrospective.
When Hermione Granger’s 31-year-old actress Emma Watson talked about how the book series affected her youth, a picture of her childhood appeared on the screen. However, the photo was taken by young actress Emma Roberts, not Emma Watson. The error has since been specifically corrected.