J.K. Rowling ripped one of her former fans who tweeted that she burned all of her "Harry Potter" books because of the author’s criticism of President Trump.
“[J]ust burned all my Harry Potter books after being a fan for 17 years. The Phils. Stone was one of the first books I EVER read,” the unidentified user’s tweet read, according to a screenshot posted by Rowling.
“I’m upset it has to be that way.. You embarrassed me, disgusted me, and I will never read your work again.”
The author had a biting response.
“Guess it’s true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can’t make her think,” she wrote on Wednesday.
Guess it's true what they say: you can lead a girl to books about the rise and fall of an autocrat, but you still can't make her think. pic.twitter.com/oB7Aq6Xz8M— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 1, 2017
It was the second time this week that Rowling responded to a Twitter user who said they were going to burn her books.
Another user posted on Tuesday that they would “burn your books and movies too,” after reading an article in which Rowling is quoted.
“Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I’ve still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter,” Rowling wrote.
Rowling also praised her followers who have sent her positive messages.
I'd just like to thank everyone sending me lovely messages, which greatly outnumber the bad ones I'm now off to produce more kindling...— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 1, 2017
The author has been a vocal opponent of the president since his election and after he entered office. Following Trump's executive order on immigration, Rowling reintroduced a December 2015 tweet from Vice President Pence who said, "Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional."
'For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?'— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 29, 2017
Matthew 16:26 https://t.co/cYFglX3yRW
When I worked for Amnesty International in the 80s, these were the kind of stories told by political prisoners in dictatorships. https://t.co/y7CXLQK1n0— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2017
After Trump in 2015 doubled down on his call for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” Rowling tweeted that even the famed Voldemort from her novels wasn’t as bad.
How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. https://t.co/hFO0XmOpPH— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 8, 2015