Estate of celebrated writer Roald Dalhl issues statement of regret for ‘lasting and understandable hurt’ caused by ‘incomprehensible’ comments he made throughout his life

Roald Dahl’s family quietly apologizes for hurt caused by author’s anti-Semitism
by Staff
December 6, 2020

Over 30 years after his death, the estate of Roald Dahl issued a quiet apology Saturday for the “prejudiced” anti-Semitic positions the celebrated children’s author had regularly expressed, calling them “incomprehensible.”…The debate over Dahl’s anti-Semitic legacy hit mainstream Hollywood in 2016 upon the release of the Steven Spielberg version of “The BFG.” At a Cannes Film Festival press conference, the Jewish director said he “wasn’t aware of any of Roald Dahl’s personal stories” before shooting “The BFG” for Walt Disney Pictures…In an interview with the New Statesman magazine in 1983, Dahl said: “There is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity… even a stinker like Hitler didn’t just pick on them for no reason.” READ MORE

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