Roald Dahl Museum Condemns Late Children’s Author’s ‘Undeniable Racism’

In a recent statement, the Roald Dahl museum said, “It condemns all racism against any group or individual.”

The July 19 statement said, “Roald Dahl’s racism is undeniable and indelible but what we hope can also endure is the potential of Dahl’s creative legacy to do some good.”

The Roald Dahl Museum said in a statement on its website that it agrees with “the Dahl family and Roald Dahl Story Company’s plan to apologize in 2020 for Dahl’s antisemitic views about Jewish people.”

The statement also said that their staff had “received training to prevent antisemitism and will work to combat racism by being more welcoming, inclusive, diverse and equitable.”

In a statement, the museum said, “We want to keep listening and talking to explore how our organization might make further contributions towards combating hate and prejudice, supporting the work of experts already working in this area, including those from the Jewish community.”

Dahl is one of the best-known children’s writers of the 20th century. He wrote classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The BFG.

Some of his works, like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and many more, have been turned into movies.