Jon Stewart has a message for people who claim he called JK Rowling an anti-semitic. “Eat my ass”.
A recent episode of the late-night show host’s podcast, Jon Stewart: The ProblemHe made headlines with his comments about Gringotts Bank goblins that he believes were Jewish. “caricatures”The series.
News articles, including one from Newsweek, featured his discussion on the banker goblin characters that run Gringotts Wizarding Bank.
He said in it: “It was one of those things where I saw it on the screen and I was expecting the crowd to be like ‘Holy s***.’ She did not in a wizarding world just throw Jews in there to run the f**king underground bank.”
While the conversation was correctly quoted, he didn’t accuse her of anti-semitism. This is what some headlines suggest.
On Wednesday afternoon, he posted a Twitter video in which he said that he was responding to JK Rowling’s tweet by pointing out a deep-rooted trope in society.
“This is bonkers, guys. A month ago I recorded one of the podcasts … we were bullsh***ing about all kinds of stuff,”Stewart is Jewish.
“There is no reasonable person who could have watched it and not seen it as a light-hearted conversation.”
The clip was uploaded along with the message. “Newsweek et al, may eat my ass.”
He claimed he was trying to highlight that antisemitic tropes also appear in “considered processes like movie-making”- He joked that he had made the comments “two Covid mutations ago”.
“I wake up [on Wednesday] and it’s trending on Twitter, and here’s the headline from Newsweek: ‘Jon Stewart accuses JK Rowling of anti-semitism’.
“Let me just say this, as super clearly as I can: ‘Hello, my name is Jon Stewart, I do not think JK Rowling is anti-semitic, I really love the Harry Potter movies, so I would just like to say none of that is true’.
“Let me say this instead to Newsweek: ‘Your business model is f***ing arson. And not the good kind.
“Now all the sh**heads have piled into this ridiculously out-of-context nonsense. You used to mean something. You were my go-to at the airport when the kiosk was out of Time magazine.”
Jon Stewart – who is back on TV – recently shared a doom-laden prediction of Trump’s frighteningly good chances of winning in 2024.
2020 Saturday Night Live Pete Davidson, star of Pete Davidson, criticized the author for putting a stumbling block in his way “little giant-nosed Jew goblins”Responsible for the wizarding bank.
“And I can say that because, as you can see, I’m half-goblin,”During the interview, the comedian laughed. “Weekend Update”Segment on an SNL Episode aired 10 October 2020.
The day-long chatter over alleged anti-semitic tropes in Harry Potter marks a rare moment in which the focus strayed from JK Rowling’s controversial views on trans people. Here is a full list of her comments.