J.K. Rowling vs. Westboro Baptist Church
The 'Harry Potter' author slams the homophobic hate group
The Westboro Baptist Church should know better than to pick a fight with J.K. Rowling.
Sitting here watching the Irish make history. Extraordinary and wonderful.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 23, 2015
She even made a reference to two gay pop culture characters: Hogwarts School headmaster Dumbledore and Lord of the Rings wizard Gandalf (played by Ian McKellen, who is openly gay).
However, the anti-gay church wasn't too pleased with her stand. No matter, because good ol' J.K. struck a solid comeback.
.@WBCsigns Alas, the sheer awesomeness of such a union in such a place would blow your tiny bigoted minds out of your thick sloping skulls.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 26, 2015
Her response, while well-deserved, was argued as being "counterproductive," but it was clear that the 49-year-old author and mother of three knew exactly what she was doing and why she did it.
I don't care about WBC. I think it's important that scared gay kids who aren't out yet see hate speech challenged. https://t.co/XumjDmEjuw— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 27, 2015
The moral of the story is, don't mess with J.K. Rowling. Also, a new wasp species that turns cockroaches into zombies has been named after the Dementor, the faceless soul-sucking creature which she created in the Harry Potter universe. Just putting it out there.