Jon Stewart calls out J.K. Rowling, accusing her of alleged anti-Semitic goblins in her Harry Potter franchise. He said that the goblin banker characters in Harry potter resembled Jewish caricatures.
Jon Stewart calls out J.K. Rowling
Speaking during a recent episode of his podcast, The Problem With Jon Stewart, the host accused Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling of dealing in anti-Semitic tropes in her Harry Potter franchise and pointed out that the goblin bankers in the movies were like caricatures of Jews. Stewart pointed out that the goblins were like an illustration of the anti-Semitic book The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
A few netizens have come out in defense of the author, saying that Rowling herself has often called out anti-Semitism and that the “pureblood” obsessed villains in the movies were inspired by the Nazis.