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JK Rowling Stupefies Online Troll, Even as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Twitter Back Her Up

Calling out British PM Theresa May's opposing calls for a People's Vote on the contentious issue, Rowling took to Twitter to note her displeasure of the political maneuvering.

Shantanu David | News18.com

Updated:December 3, 2018, 10:01 AM IST
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JK Rowling Stupefies Online Troll, Even as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Twitter Back Her Up
Calling out British PM Theresa May's opposing calls for a People's Vote on the contentious issue, Rowling took to Twitter to note her displeasure of the political maneuvering.
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Though she's best known for her children-friendly book series in which a genocidal wizard is murdered by a magical orphan, JK Rowling is quite explicit when it comes to voicing her opinion on issues she's passionate about. The British author is a vocal critic of Brexit and the UK government's handling of the crisis and, when it comes to expressing her views, she minces no words.

Calling out British PM Theresa May's opposing calls for a People's Vote on the contentious issue, Rowling took to Twitter to note her displeasure of the political maneuvering.







Given that the world's best-selling author enjoys a huge following on social media, from fans as well as detractors, it comes as no surprise that Rowling's tweets came under considerable scrutiny, but it was one particular comment that sparked a war of words around the world.

Ignoring the point Rowling was trying to make, Aaron Banks, a key Brexit supporter and conservative lobbyist, decided to pettily attack her over a non-issue, and called the best-selling author 'pretentious' for having a writing room.




The backlash was swift and brutal, with everyone from Dictionary.com to her fellow best-selling authors Stephen King and Neil Gaiman to the public at large jumping to Rowling's defense.
















Meanwhile, Rowling herself had the most epic comeback to Banks' remark by replying to him in Russian, in a clear dig at his alleged shady financial transactions with Kremlin officials, and accused him of spending money 'not on writing rooms, but on expensive lunches with suspiciously rich Russians.'






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