“Well, that takes care of that, I guess. There’s one last thing.”
“Oh?” Jace spoke without much apparent interest. “And what’s that?”
“What was it Valentine said when Clary drew that rune on the ship? It sounded like a
foreign language. Meme something—?”
“Mene mene tekel upharsin,” Jace said with a faint smile. “You don’t recognize it? It’s from
the Bible, vampire. The old one. That’s your book, isn’t it?”
“Just because I’m Jewish doesn’t mean I’ve memorized the Old Testament.”
– City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 3: Amatis
If you ever had the nerve to criticize Cassandra Clare’s horrendous actions to her face, then you probably already seen how quick she is to call someone antisemitic. By her own twist of logic, if you have the nerve to call her out on her bullshit that means you must be surely hating on her because she’s Jewish. By that same logic, if someone criticizes me for my art simply because I’m Black.
So I find it quite hypocritical for a Jewish woman to write her self-insert’s love interest, and the lead Gary Stu in this shit show being borderline antisemitic. And before you tell me that Jace is just joking, just look at the tone of this snippet? Does it really feel that he was joking?
For another example, it’s like a black person must know the lyric of every rap song. It’s a fucking stereotype and Clare’s lead character is ignorant enough to suggest that just because Simon is Jewish he must know everything about the old test intent. And I want to crawl inside my monitor and slap the shit of him.
Again, Simon is supposed the only Jewish representation. I can count on one hand how many Jewish characters I have seen in media. And Clare as a Jewish woman you would think that at the very least she would care about giving her only Jewish main character the representation and inclusion he deserves. Apparently, not!