Every Time J.K. Rowling Proved She’s the Queen of Shutting Down Haters
J.K. Rowling is the legendary woman who gave us Harry Potter. Naturally, she’s a treasure and should be revered for life. Rowling has a magical way with words, and with the age of social media, she’s used her wise wit to stand up against ignorant trolls, especially when it comes to subjects she’s passionate about.
The British novelist has defended everyone from Meghan Markle to Serena Williams. She’s dragged President Trump for his ignorance, and she’s slammed anti-LGBTQ legislation. Here are some of the times Rowling proved she was the queen of shutting down haters. After all, they see her Rowlin’ and they hatin’.
She dragged some dude for trying to body-shame Serena Williams
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015
Serena Williams is one of the greatest athletes of all time, but that doesn’t mean the haters aren’t always trying to come for her, especially when it comes to her body. Rowling was complimenting Williams on one of her Grand Slam wins when a lonely man tweeted, “Ironic then that main reason for her success is that she is built like a man.”
Rowling was having none of it. She quickly responded by saying, “‘She is built like a man.’ Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You’re an idiot.”
When she was over Brexit supporters
Brexiteers like the cheating man shocked he can't stay in the spare room for 2 years while he sorts himself out. https://t.co/Xvjfr6ifPv
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 24, 2016
Much to the horror of many Brits, the country has voted to leave the European Union, leaving the U.K. in an unprecedented position. Rowling got fed up by Brexiteers, who didn’t want to be pushed out of the U.K. so soon.
She tweeted, “Brexiteers like the cheating man shocked he can’t stay in the spare room for 2 years while he sorts himself out.” #Burn
When she said Donald Trump was worse than Lord Voldemort
How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. https://t.co/hFO0XmOpPH
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 8, 2015
Harry Potter fans all know that there is no one more diabolical than the villainous Lord Voldemort. However, Rowling wanted to assure fans that Trump is actually way worse.
After the BBC tweeted, “This is why people are calling American businessman, Donald Trump, Lord Voldemort,” the Potter scribe responded by tweeting, “How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad..” #Bloop.
When she was so over racist people
We found the best actress and she's black. Bye bye, now. https://t.co/1fGmP5znHP
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 10, 2016
When the casting for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was announced, people were up in arms because a black actress was cast as Hermonie. Rowling was so irritated by the racism, she couldn’t even be bothered to clap back.
She simply tweeted, “We found the best actress and she’s black. Bye bye, now.”
When folks said Meghan Markle was “unsuitable” for Prince Harry
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 27, 2017
While most people are celebrating Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement, others are basking in bitterness, including Melanie McDonagh who writes for The Spectator. Since McDonagh is clearly not enjoying the holidays, she wrote a nasty article that said, “Meghan Markle is unsuitable as Prince Harry’s wife for the same reason that Wallis Simpson was unsuitable: she’s divorced, and Harry’s grandmother is supreme governor of the CofE.”
Poor McDonagh forgot that it was 2017, so Rowling politely reminded her by tweeting, “#TeamDivorcée.”
When she rolled her eyes at homophobes
.@anakocovic21 Maybe because gay people just look like… people?
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 24, 2015
Most of us were delighted some years back when Rowling revealed that our beloved Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore was gay. Others, including someone who tweeted that Dumbledore didn’t “look gay,” weren’t so thrilled.
Thankfully, the legendary writer had a few things to say about that. She responded, “Maybe because gay people just look like… people?”
When she had to explain what being in a democracy meant
In – Free – Countries – Anyone – Can – Talk – About – Politics.
Try sounding out the syllables aloud, or ask a fluent reader to help. pic.twitter.com/K1j19EIU5f
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2017
It’s amusing when people tell others to stay out of politics, but they clearly don’t understand the constitution. Sadly, Rowling had to take time out of crafting more magic on Pottermore to explain to adults things we’ve known since grade school.
When a troll tweeted her to stay out of politics, she said, “In – Free – Countries – Anyone – Can – Talk – About – Politics. Try sounding out the syllables aloud, or ask a fluent reader to help.”
When someone tried to school Rowling on her own magical world
@ChrisDarroch2 and you can't spell "Slytherin".
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 8, 2015
Some unfortunate soul thought it was a good idea to try to tell Rowling about her own writing. They wrote, “Problem being that you can’t even recognize a Slitherin classmate.”
Of course, they spelled the Hogwarts house, Slytherin incorrectly. As a result, Rowling countered, “And you can’t spell “Slytherin.”
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