Jon Stewart has slammed already-embattled J.K. Rowling for the goblins that run Gringotts bank in her Harry Potter film series, calling them out as an anti-Semitic trope.
The former host of The Daily Show raised the issue on the December 16 episode of his podcast, The Problem with Jon Stewart.
Stewart, who is Jewish, questioned why Rowling chose to ‘throw Jews in there to run the f***ing underground bank’ in a fictional world where people ‘can ride dragons and have pet owls.’
The Harry Potter author is no stranger to controversy, and has been at the center of an ongoing row over her comments regarding transgender issues.
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