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Jon Stewart Backtracks JK Rowling Anti-Semitic Criticism

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Jon stewart accidentally set the internet on fire this week after comments he made about Harry Potter and JK Rowling on a recent episode of his podcast, The problem with Jon Stewart, resulting in a bunch of headers. But now he is clapping back to the media – such as Newsweek, in particular – claims that the magazine took his words out of context.

In the two-minute clip it went viral, Stewart impressed with suspiciously big-nosed goblins, who happened to run banks in Harry Potter The universe. He also points out that these creatures have much in common with the caricatures found in the 1903 anti-Semitic text. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which outlined an alleged Jewish plan for global domination.

“Let me show you this, from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, I just wanted to show you a caricature,” said Stewart, recalling conversations over the years. “And they were like, ‘No, that’s the word Harry Potter. ‘ And you’re like, ‘No, that’s a caricature of a Jew from a piece of anti-Semitic literature.’ JK Rowling was like, “Do we have these people to run our bank?”

Of course, he’s right, and he’s not even the first comedian to notice weird Jewish goblins, like Pete Davidson. Similar comments in October 2020 Saturday night live Weekend Update segment.

However, Stewart was not at all interested in the attention his remarks generated. As a result, on Wednesday afternoon, Stewart tweeted a rebuttal to the media suggesting that he explicitly called Rowling anti-Semitic. “Newsweek et al. can eat me,” wrote Stewart diplomatically.

In the accompanying clip, Stewart addresses the alleged production controversy at the beginning of the latest episode of his podcast.

“So if you remember, like a month ago, I recorded one of the podcasts with Henrik (Blix) and Jay (Jurden), right?” Stewart recalls. “And we talked crap about all sorts of things, and we started talking about bat mitzvahs, and then Jay said something like, he did a funny little bit about it, like ‘Chapter. what’s Harry Potter It’s a? ‘”

Stewart went on to say that “no one reasonable” could see the clip and treat it as a “fun conversation” between friends. He explained that the conversation included his personal experience as “a Jewish guy” watching a movie in a theater and how “some tropes have become so ingrained in society that they are essentially meaningless.” even in a process known as filmmaking”.

“I woke up this morning, it was trending on Twitter and this is the headline from Newsweek: “Jon Stewart accuses JK Rowling of anti-Semitism,” he continued, before unleashing a fiery satire aimed at the publication – no pun intended.

So let me say this, super clear, as clear as possible: Hi, my name is Jon Stewart. I don’t think JK Rowling is anti-Semitic. I’m not accusing her of being anti-Semitic. I do not think Harry Potter anti-Semitic film. I really love Harry Potter movies, perhaps too much for a gentleman of my considerable age. So I just want to say that none of that is true, and no reasonable person could not look at that conversation, and not find it amusing.

Let me say this instead Newsweek: ‘Your business model is on fire. And not the good kind! Not the kind of good burning but they burn things and control it to prevent future wildfires. The kind of arson where you’re in the mountains and you have five damn minutes and you don’t know where the dogs are. Like, that’s your business model. And now all that crap piles up into a bunch of crap out of the context that you put it out there.

And let me tell you something Newsweek, you used to mean something, you were my arrival at the airport when the kiosk was full Time magazine. Boom, roast!

Now, we love a good Jon Stewart as the next one, but the logic presented here seems a bit off-putting here. Maybe Stewart doesn’t want to be the one to deal with JK Rowling’s cancellation, but let’s face it – JK Rowling don’t need much help in that part, consider all questionable anti-conversion rhetoric She’s been volunteering entirely of her own accord for many years. Not to mention that – while the title might be a bit sensational – uh, Newsweek not exactly wrong.

So all of that considered, some people wonder if this is really the look Stewart wants here.

“Serious question: Did you go back and see exactly what you said?” tweeted equality consultant Josh Levs. “Of course, the news has a lot of things wrong with it, but look at what you said, especially at the 2:40 timecode. Even more interestingly, it’s a depiction of her using anti-symbolic imagery. “

Political commentator Paul Waugh also tweeted that he was trying to figure out why Stewart was so upset because Newsweek quote what he actually said.

Human Events editor Jack Posobiec pointed out that the graphic on Stewart’s video even seems to confirm something. Newsweek published.

Vox editor Meredith Haggerty pointed out that maybe this is why Stewart gets annoyed when people don’t take him seriously.

Another user joked that he used one of Stewart’s GIFs against him.

Well, when all is said and done, that’s Stewart’s hill, and we guess he can die on it all he wants. But considering that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic despite the widespread availability of a vaccine, US democracy is hanging by a cliff, the world is literally on fire, and all the Democrats seem to succeed in is infighting – perhaps his vitriol can be best directed elsewhere.

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