J.K. burns haters on Twitter


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The author of the famous saga of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, is often vocal about her political views, particularly her support for refugees, the LGBTQ community, women, minorities and her disdain for Donald Trump. Unfortunately, her position has sparked the hate of many Trump supporters that have taken to Twitter to either insult her or criticize her.

Trolls, however, should know better than to mess an internationally famous writer who obviously has a way with words. There's nothing more entertaining than reading on Twitter how J.K. Rowling brutally destroys Internet trolls with her witty, genius comebacks.
When a Twitter used said “glad I caught this article on yahoo. I will now burn your books and movies too,” referring to J.K. Rowling criticism of Trump, J.K. Rowling had the most amazing response: “Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I've still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter.”
She has also stood out in defense of the LGBTQ community. When a fan tweeted “I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can't see him in that way,” Rowling replied, “Maybe because gay people just look like... people?”
After Trump banned refugees from the USA, J.K. Rowling defended by saying: “If you can't imagine yourself in one of those boats, you have something missing. They are dying for a life worth living.” That defense sparked a criticism from a Twitter troll: “Said the millionaire on her gold iPhone in her mansion.” To that, she responded: “I'd type a longer retort, but these diamond buttons really hurt my fingers.”
The language newspapers and politicians use to depict somebody or a group of people can affect their identity and J.K. Rowling is aware of this fact. That is why when Daily Mail US published a news story with this title “‘Lone wolf' student Alexandre Bissonnette sole suspect accused of killing six at Quebec City mosque”, J.K. Rowling tweeted “He. Is. A. Terrorist. Not. A. Lone. Wolf.” By labeling him “lone wolf” the media is ignoring the fact this act is not an stand-alone event but part of a broader reality, an anti-Muslim sentiment in the West. This was an act of hate and by not depicting as such, media is ignoring how the monster of Islamophobia in growing in Western societies, and how it has turned a group into terrorists as well. When J.K. Rowling calls him a “terrorist”, he is addressing the whole reality. If you can call a Muslim that shoots a number of people in a Miami club a “terrorist”, then you can also call a Westerner that kills people in a mosque a “terrorist”. They were both terrorist attacks with a terror purpose. They are not aimed at one person for personal reasons but to a community to spark a certain response.
People should know better than to go on a “grammar-off” with a best-seller author. But they still do... lucky for us. After J.K. Rowling corrected a spelling mistake on Trump's tweet, a Trump supporter reacted with a derogatory tweet “Nitpicking at it's finest.” But the author of Harry Potter burned him with the best shortest tweet of all time: “*its*”. He had made a grammar mistake by using “it's” which is short for “it is” instead of “its” which is the correct possessive of “it.”


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