Melissa Joan Hart has gone public with her amazing transformation from Sabrina The Teenage Witch to Ice Cold Middle-Aged Holy Judgmental Bitch. You can go ahead and add Melissa to the list of former pre-teen idols that has fallen on hard times. Melissa has gone public with her innermost beliefs, which are that if you don’t believe in Sweet Baby Jesus, you are basically a terrible person who should stay away from her kids. This has many people calling her a lo-fi anti-Semetic.
Melissa was a recent guest on the podcast Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris (sounds like a real live one!) where she discussed her fervent Presbyterian Christianity and how it plays out in her household with her three sons, the oldest of whom is practically a teenager (yes, you are old). Melissa told Paula that she dealt with her son’s switch from a Christian preschool to a traditional school by basically telling him that anyone not like them is bad. Insider provides the messy transcript:
“We don’t know if these people are good people. We don’t know if they believe in Jesus,” she said. “And he really took the Jesus part to heart.”
After Hart’s son made friends with a Jewish boy, he asked his mother, “If you’re Jewish, how do you get to heaven?”
Hart said she had some “heated” discussions with the Jewish boy’s mother after their children reached sixth grade: “Some problems came out of that,” she said, but did not elaborate.
Hart said that she reflected upon the warning she gave her son, but did not say whether she regretted it or not.
“When the mom called me with a problem in sixth grade I was like well, ‘Do I regret telling my son that we don’t know if people believe in Jesus, so we don’t know their character?'” she told Faris. “‘Is that a wrong thing to say? Did I set my son on the wrong path or was that the right thing to say and I should defend that?”
Um, you think that “some problems came out of that“, Melly Mel, when you basically told that Jewish mother that her kid ain’t shit for not believing in Jesus? Jewish mothers are Not The Ones to mess with when it comes to their bubalas, so I hope she ripped Melissa a new one in that phone call. Not that it seems to have made a difference, since there seems to be a lot of “sorry, not sorry” concluding Melissa’s anecdote. The internet was readily available to call her out, though.
@joelleg0ldstein @people Joelle I read your @MelissaJoanHart piece. I found her questioning of Jews & their beliefs/character to be quite offensive. It’s anti Semitic & worse she’s raising her kids to be anti Semitic. Didn’t the Pittsburgh temple massacre teach anyone anything?
— Marissa Levin, CEO (@marissalevin) January 3, 2019
Holy crap that's some casually dropped anti-semitism in a completely mainstream fluff piece… this is fairly terrifying and just gross.
— Clint Sears (@clintisawesome) January 3, 2019
Melissa had her son believing that kindergarten was the 7th Circle of Hell and that any potential new best friend could be Rosemary’s Baby, so he better give them an immediate inquisition before he could share crayons with anyone. She should have stuck to the non-denominational tradition of dropping off your kid on their first day of kindergarten. You lie through your teeth, tell Jr. that everything is going to be just hunky dory, then when they’re out of sight, you go into your mini van and cry while death gripping the steering wheel, drive to Starbucks and spike your Venti quad with whiskey. That’s an unspoken first day of kindergarten ritual that does not discriminate.