JK Rowling hits back at homophobic Harry Potter fan

JK-Rowling-SUM 2348620bThe reclusive writer has hit back at a Harry Potter fan, still angry that the author made Albus Dumbledore gay. Frank Fraticelli tweeted his grievance "@jk_rowling once u revealed Dumbledore was homosexual I stopped being a fan. Nice how u blindsided us with that one. Enjoy your billion $."

However the wordsmith replied to the ex fan with “I advise you to start following Brian Souter at once. He’s much more your kind of person.”

Souter is the Stagecoach boss who funded a campaign to keep the Section 28 ban on the “promotion of homosexuality” in schools and is also on the opposing side of the Scottish Independence referendum. Rowling has donated £1million to the Better Together campaign, matching Souter's, who gave his to the Scottish National Party.

Rowling revealed the Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore was gay after the final Harry Potter book was published in 2007. She said: “It has certainly never been news to me that a brave and brilliant man could love other men" but when it came to defending Dumbledore's sexuality she responded with: “He is my character. He is what he is and I have the right to say what I say about him.”

The Edinburgh based auther rarely takes to Twitter but she has been busier on the social media recently with the Scottish debate and her support for the #BetterTogether campaign.

In her responses to the ex fan's greivance, she paraphrased Dumbledore writing "Don't worry about me..." Tweeting separately "If you're waiting for universal popularity, you'll be on Twitter a VERY long time. xxxx"

 

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