Posted on December 7, 2020 at 9:57 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Roald Dahl's family has added a statement to his website apologizing for his anti-Semitic comments.

The three-sentence paragraph reads, in part: “Those prejudiced remarks are incomprehensible to us and stand in marked contrast to the man we knew and to the values at the heart of Roald Dahl's stories.”

Dahl, the author of such beloved books as Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, had been under consideration for a commemorative coin in 2014, but the United Kingdom’s Royal Mint decided not to strike one because of the anti-Semitic remarks.

You can read the full statement on the Roald Dahl Story Company website.

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