New Video ‘Things Not to Say to Jewish People’ Addresses Common Misconceptions, Stereotypes
People with Jewish backgrounds discussed some of the most common misbeliefs and stereotypes about Jews in a new video posted on YouTube on Tuesday.
The clip “Things Not To Say To Jewish People,” created by the UK’s BBC Three television station, features a group of Jewish people discussing the topics of eating bacon, keeping kosher, “the weird hats” or skullcaps, known as yarmulkes, and other topics.
The group also addressed the stereotypes that Jews “run the world” and are stingy. They agreed the misconceptions are “blatantly antisemitic” and “hurtful.”
“They always say something about money when I say I’m Jewish, all the time,” said one participant in the video, while another added, “They’ll say things like ‘Oh, so you’ve got loads of money. So you’re stingy. Oh classic Jew.'”
Another person added, “This guy was a stranger and he was like, ‘Oh you’ll pay for it. You’re Jewish, you’re rich.’ And I was like, ‘No, I’m not gonna pay for you because, oh I guess another stereotype that you’re stingy as well.'”
Watch the full video below: