Jk Rowling delivered a measured riposte to the Twitter troll who complained about Dumbledore's sexual orientation.
JK Rowling has offered a blunt, curt response to a Twitter user who tweeted his unhappiness about Harry Potter character Albus Dumbledore being gay. The user @halfelven55ff apparently claimed he "stopped being a fan" once he knew of the headmaster's sexual orientation, which Rowling revealed during a Q&A session in 2007.
Jk Rowling tackled the Twitter troll head on [Getty/Ben A. Pruchnie]
"Nice how u blindsided us with that one," the user tweeted to Rowling on Saturday (September 6, 2014). "Enjoy your billion $."
The author was quick to respond, replying, "@halfelven55ff I advise you to start following Brian Souter at once," she wrote. "He's much more your kind of person."
Souter, a Scottish businessman and founder of the bus and train operators Megabus and South West Trains, is known to have taken political stances aligned with anti-gay messages. In 2000, when the Scottish Government were planning to abolish Section 28 laws, which forbade authorities to promote homosexuality, Souter was a prominent leader of the campaign to prevent the abolition.
Souter received a Knighthood in 2011, though a petition to have it withdrawn received 5000 signatures.
"I want to thank all the people tweeting me lovely messages," Rowling later added, "Don't worry about me - to paraphrase Albus Dumbledore..."
Souter is a prominent pro-Scottish Independence supporter, while JK Rowling is reported to have donated $1 million to the "no" campaign to have the country remain as part of Great Britain.