J.K. Rowling fires back at antisemitic comment on Twitter

This is not the first time J.K. Rowling has fought antisemitism.

January 10, 2019 14:33
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Author J.K. Rowling attends the premiere of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" in Manhattan,

Author J.K. Rowling attends the premiere of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 10, 2016. (photo credit: ANDREW KELLY / REUTERS)


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Famed author of the internationally-acclaimed Harry Potter book series J.K. Rowling blasted an antisemitic Twitter post on Wednesday evening.

The original post was created by Twitter user @stafford4jc, whose posts primarily consist of support for UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who himself is often criticized for making antisemitic comments.

The Twitter user said that Stephen Fry, a well-known British-Jewish comedian and actor, can't risk upsetting J.K. Rowling because he "makes money from the [Harry Potter] books."
Fry had narrated the audiobooks for the Harry Potter series.

Rowling hit back, writing that "nothing says 'our movement has no problem with antisemitism' than suggesting a man of Jewish ancestry is secretly motivated by fear of losing money."

This is not the first time J.K. Rowling has fought antisemitism on Twitter. She mocked the Labour party's attitude toward Jews in a tweet thread on December 22:

In October, Rowling responded to an article written by a Jewish ex-Labour member, saying that it is "the most profoundly shocking first-hand account of what it's like to be a Jew in the Labour Party in 2018."

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