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Roald Dahl family sorry for author's anti-Semitic remarks

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  1. SirGalahad

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55205354

    Roald Dahl's family has apologised for anti-Semitic comments made by the best-selling author, who died in 1990.

    A statement condemning Dahl's controversial comments, made in two interviews in 1983 and 1990, was published on his official website.
     
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    And what should we do about it?
     
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    Taking after John D, posting news.
     
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    Why do the family feel they have to apologise for the actions of a family member long dead?

    Unless it's something to do with profit.
     
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    hop into a time machine, travel back to 1983, and argue with him.
     
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    news?
     
  8. I've met him briefly once, bit of a cantankerous so and so.
     
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    I hear William the Conqueror was a right bastard.
     
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    Who?

    JohnD?
     
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    John, no offence, matey.
     
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    Yeah, and I heard jokes went right over the head of Atilla the Hun too.
     
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    I don't understand the need for the family who I assume don't hold the beliefs having to apologise unless they are implicated because they benefit from his estate.

    I wouldn't be expecting an apology from the children of German Soldiers for the War.

    Where do you stop?
     
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    I just didnt want any misunderstanding.... ;):mrgreen:
     
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    Wow...... I Didn't expect that
     
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    Under the modern definition of anti semitism everyone will be guilty of anti semitism at some time or other.

    Shakespeare has been accused of anti semitism because he created the character of Shylock, Charles Dickens likewise is now an anti semite because of Fagan, even George Orwell isn't spared from the accusation of anti semitism.
    It is all a load of ****** IMHO.
     
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