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Popular Netflix Show ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Condemned for Using ‘Antisemitic Trope’

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A top British Jewish group has condemned a popular Netflix show, “The Umbrella Academy,” for perpetuating an antisemitic conspiracy theory.

According to a report in The Sun, the final episode of the series’ first season featured a villain speaking Yiddish to two assassins after a failed assignment.

“The use of a Yiddish saying by the evil boss of an organisation which controls the world’s timeline is clearly an antisemitic trope,” Amanda Bowman, the vice president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, was quoted as saying.

“Whether intentional or not, this makes for very uncomfortable viewing,” she added. Netflix should take action to remove the racism from this scene.”

Netflix did not reply to a request for comment from The Sun.

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