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J.K. Rowling Has Been Roasting Alt-Right Trolls — and it’s Glorious

In case you missed it, J.K. Rowling has been absolutely killing it on Twitter.

When the “Harry Potter” author isn’t busy giving her take on Donald Trump or retweeting powerful messages on Holocaust Memorial Day, she’s going to toe-to-toe with alt-right trolls.

Case in point: Rowling’s response to a user with a Pepe the Frog avatar (the signature alt-right symbol) calling her “Mrs. Shitty Writer” (burn…)

Rowling took the comment in stride, writing: “sighs Well, who knows? If I try harder, I might be reincarnated as a lonely virgin hiding behind a cartoon frog.”

One user commented back in jest wondering if Rowling had beef with all virgins, to which the author quickly clarified her position.

“Unless they’re sublimating their frustration in alt-right politics, I wish every one of them fulfilment and happiness <3,” she tweeted.

She then wrote back to another avatar-masked troll, who accused her of hiding behind a “fictional dweeb ass child.”

“Unless you’re actually a hooded chihuahua, I’m pretty sure I win on the ‘not hiding’ front. I quite like ‘old whore’, though. #Shakespearean,” Rowling wrote.

Keep at it, J.K., keep at it.

Thea Glassman is an Associate Editor at the Forward. Reach her at or on Twitter at @theakglassman.

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