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Mickey’s Jewish Problem

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Allegations that Walt Disney was anti-Semitic are not new; they’ve been circulating ever since his death back in 1966. And yet they continue to rile people up, supplying TV writers, cartoonists, and others with an endless supply of punchlines and comedy sketches. Take, for instance, this 2006 send-up from a Saturday Night Live “TV Funhouse” skit:

Whether you find the jokes funny or not, it seems clear that Disney the man still has a hold on the popular imagination. On next Monday’s episode of Vox Tablet, radio producer (and former animation participant) Eric Molinsky, who also draws all the art you see on these Vox Tablet previews, tries to figure out if the complaints of anti-Semitism are legitimate, and whether or not we should care.

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Mickey’s Jewish Problem

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