J.K. Rowling doesn’t tweet much, but when she does, she lets you know exactly how she feels. One former Harry Potter fan found out the hard way.
Twitter user, Frank Fraticelli, wrote to the author, explaining why he is no longer a Harry Potter fan: “Once u revealed Dumbledore was homosexual I stopped being a fan. Nice how u blindsided us with that one. Enjoy your billion $.”
Fraticelli’s account has since been deleted, but not before Rowling got her chance to tell him exactly what she thinks of his opinions.
“I advise you to start following Brian Souter at once,” Rowling wrote. “He’s much more your kind of person.”
According to E! News, Souter has recently been involved in a campaign to ban the teaching of homosexuality in schools.
It was seven years ago that Rowling revealed Dumbledore’s sexuality in a Q&A at Carnegie Hall, when she said, “I always thought of Dumbledore as gay. If I had known this would have made you so happy, I would have told you years ago.”
After the homophobic tweet and Rowling’s perfect response, comments from Harry Potter fans poured in. The messages included support for Rowling and her response. Through it all, she wanted to make sure they all know that she is OK.
“I want to thank all the people tweeting me lovely messages. Don’t worry about me,” she tweeted. “To paraphrase Albus Dumbedore… If you’re waiting for universal popularity, you’ll be on Twitter a VERY long time. XXXX”
J.K. Rowling has recently gotten back in the Harry Potter game. She released a new story back in July and has plenty of plans for where the story can go in the future.