A public safety warning: make sure you’re covered up before attempting to insult JK Rowling on Twitter, because you are gonna get burned. The Harry Potter author, whose latest wizarding effort, the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is currently wowing audiences on the West End, has acquired a reputation as one of the sassiest celebrities on Twitter. Marvel! As she calls outs hypocrisy with guile and wit. Gasp! As she picks a perfectly worded put-down that destroys her attacker in one fell swoop. Retweet! Her latest missive to your 232 enchanted, enraptured followers.
Rowling made digital headlines again this week, as she responded to a troll who threatened to burn her books and DVDs. Unfazed, the author whipped up a social media expelliarmus that caused us to give her a standing ovation, showering her with digital confetti. We liked the following tweet with reckless abandon, so help us God.
Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I've still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter. pic.twitter.com/kVoi8VGEoK
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 31, 2017
But this is by no means the first time the bestselling novelist has stunned us with her exceptional Twitter game, oh no. Behold! The firest tweets from the firest tweeter in the business, the most searing 140 character assaults from the woman with the whole of Hogwarts in her head, our muggle from another mother, your friend and mine, it’s Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
The time she stood up for Madonna, who’d fallen over at the Brits
Are you the sort of person who gloats when they see a woman fall, or the kind that celebrates a magnificent recovery? #TeamMadonna
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 27, 2015
That time she stood for Serena Williams, who’d been insulted on Twitter
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015
That time she took on the Westboro Baptist Church
.@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
That time she celebrated her enemies
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." — Winston Churchill
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 30, 2017
That time she took on the might of Murdoch
I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I'll auto-excommunicate. http://t.co/Atw1wNk8UX
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 11, 2015
That time she sassed a factually incorrect social media account
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 20, 2015
A bad day for that social media intern.
That time she gave some moderately useful life advice to a lost young tweeter
.@itssaaaav Ideally, something that makes you happy and doesn't involve serial killing. Can't be more specific without further information.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 12, 2015
That time she wrote some words so a fan could have them tattooed
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 11, 2016
That time she quoted Chamillionaire
They see me Rowlin'
They hatin' https://t.co/dfiqou7vpD
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 17, 2016
That time she encouraged us to tweet and be free
If you're waiting for universal popularity, you'll be on Twitter a VERY long time. xxxx
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 6, 2014