Defending Jewish Comedian, British Author J.K. Rowling Blasts Antisemitic Tweeter

Harry Potter author and outspoken critic of British antisemitism J.K. Rowling lashed back on Wednesday against a racist smear of comedian Stephen Fry on Twitter.

Rowling entered a controversy that broke out after Fry, who is Jewish, defended Rachel Riley, a TV star who has criticized the Labour party over the antisemitism scandals it has been plagued by in recent years/

Far-left ex-MP George Galloway, a vehement critic of Israel, responded to Fry’s statement, “I stand with you, Rachel,” by tweeting: “Dumbfounding. She calls Chomsky (or Chomski as she styles him) an anti-Semite and slanders half the Labour Party as the same. 1980’s left-wing comedy icon and all round gent backs…her!”

In response, an account called “Stafford 4 Jeremy Corbyn” tweeted, “Don’t forget @stephenfry make money from the potter books. Can’t have him upsetting @jk_rowling.”

Rowling shot back, writing, “Nothing says ‘our movement has no problem with antisemitism’ than suggesting a man of Jewish ancestry is secretly motivated by fear of losing money. But thanks for tagging me in, @stafford4jc. If you hadn’t, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you to go f–k yourself.”

Rowling, a longtime Labour supporter, has taken a strong stand against antisemitism in the party since Jeremy Corbyn became its leader in 2015. She has often faced considerable abuse for her stance.

via Defending Jewish Comedian, British Author J.K. Rowling Blasts Antisemitic Tweeter

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