J.K. Rowling might be the most savage person on Twitter and I love it
Twitter queen J.K. Rowling is at it again. The iconic author of the Harry Potter series has never been what you’d call quiet on social media. She’s actually become quite popular for her outspoken beliefs, and topics like the Brexit vote followed by the election of Donald Trump has made Rowling that much more aggressive in speaking her mind.
Never one to shy away from an anonymous fight on the Internet, some Trump supporters are now attacking Rowling in an effort to break her spirit. Let’s be real, though. J.K. Rowling isn’t going anywhere… And I think that their critics might just be making her stronger. Seriously.
All hail the queen!
We’ve all been thanking J.K. Rowling for bringing us the magic of Harry Potter for actual decades now, but it looks like she can add “Queen of Twitter Clap Backs” to her list of accomplishments. It should come as no surprise that one of the most celebrated authors of our time has a way with words, but I don’t think any of us realized how deliciously savage and witty J.K. Rowling could get in just 140 characters.
The author has been fielding hate from Trump supporters on Twitter for the past few days now, and her comeback game is growing stronger by the day. Seriously, Twitter trolls—J.K. Rowling is thriving on your hate; it’s sustaining her. You will not win.
It all started a few days back when one user tweeted at Rowling that she would be burning all of her Harry Potter books despite being a longtime fan all because of Rowling’s growing frustration about the political situations both in her home country and across the pond. See, like many people both in the U.S. and abroad, Rowling had been sharing her horror at Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order on social media and this particular DJT supporter was sick of it.
Kick It Old School
“Wow, how dare this really smart woman who wrote a book about the dangers of racism and fascism have opinions on the rise of racism and fascism. I’ll show her!” — the Twitter troll, probably.
Anyway, this girl decided to throw it back to the 1990s—remember when burning Harry Potter books was a thing some religious people did all the time because “witchcraft?” Fun times—let the author know that it was time to burn it all down. (After you’ve already paid for the books. But that’s none of my business.)