Though J.K. Rowling cannot participate in the upcoming Presidential elections in the United States, that doesn?t stop her from giving her opinion on Donald Trump and his campaign. The British author of the Harry Potter books recently responded to a tweet by Donald Trump’s campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson that sent Twitter buzzing.
In January 2012, Pierson tweeted ?Perfect Obama’s dad born in Africa, Mitt Romney’s dad born in Mexico. Any pure breeds left? #CNNDebate?. While several people responded negatively to the tweet, the simple statement made by Rowling four years later had undoubtedly the biggest impact.
In her response via Twitter, the author shared the tweet made by Pierson with the statement ?Death Eaters walk among us.? The tweet made by Rowling was in reference to the Death Eaters in her Harry Potter books. The Death Eaters are the loyal followers of the evil Lord Voldemort, the main antagonist in the books. Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters practiced the dark arts of magic, and they believed that wizards who were not ?pure-blood?, those whose mothers and fathers both come from magical heritage, should be eliminated.
Pierson?s four-year old tweet became a hot topic in social media during the weekend when Mediaite ran the story ?Trump Spokeswoman?s Twitter History Is a Goldmine of Embarrassment? on its website. She later went on CNN to give her side on the controversy. When she was asked if she would take back the tweet, Pierson replied ?No, not at all. These tweets ? I?m an activist and I am a half-breed. I?m always getting called a half-breed. And on Twitter when you?re fighting with liberals and even establishment, you go back at them in the same silliness they are giving you.?
This is not the first time Rowling has voiced her opinion on Trump, the current front-runner of the Republican Party nomination for President. Just last month, the author of the popular children?s book took to Twitter to reacted to many people comparing Trump to Harry Potter?s archenemy after the former proposed a ban on Muslims coming to the US. Rowling tweeted ?How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad.?