Trolls be warned: take on British author J.K. Rowling on social media at your peril.
Legendary for her cutting social media comebacks, the best-selling writer blasted a Twitter critic who burned all of her Harry Potter books in response to her outspoken stand on President Donald Trump’s new immigration ban.
J.K. Rowling has made it abundantly clear she does not approve of the executive order from Trump closing U.S. borders to travellers and refugees from seven mostly-Muslim nations.
Her stance on Trump’s latest actions in office have left some conservative fans of her Potter franchise fuming, and one Republican voter took to Twitter to reveal she was destroying all of her books by the author in protest.
“@jk_rowling just burned all my Harry Potter books after being a fan for 17 years,” the user wrote. “The Phils. (Philosopher’s) Stone was one of the first books I EVER read
“I’m upset it has to be that way.. You embarrassed me, disgusted me, and I will never read your work again #ThankyouFor17Years”
Guess it’s true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can’t make her think. pic.twitter.com/oB7Aq6Xz8M
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 1, 2017
J.K. was quick to fire back with a witty tweet, when she compared Trump to her Potter villain Lord Voldemort.
She replied, “Guess it’s true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can’t make her think.”
The outspoken writer also took aim at another former fan, who told the author: “I will now burn your books and movies too.”
Proving she was unmoved by the loss of the reader’s support, she quipped, “Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I’ve still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter.”
She later thanked her real devotees for their continued support and “lovely messages, which greatly outnumber the bad ones,” and then joked, “I’m now off to produce more kindling…”