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JK Rowling Obliterates Westboro Baptist Church's Anti-gay Bigotry in Epic Twitter Smackdown

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Westboro Baptist Church was none too pleased with J.K. Rowling after the Harry Potter author celebrated Ireland's marriage equality victory vote last week by teasing that Dumbledore and Gandalf could finally tie the knot on the Emerald Isle.

Rowling, proving wit beyond measure really is man's greatest treasure, fired back in brilliant fashion:

Later, when questioned by a fan on whether giving Westboro the attention was "counterproductive," Rowling added:

Well done Jo!


Behind The Scenes of 'Harry Potter' Star Matthew Lewis' 'Attitude' Photo Shoot: VIDEO

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Can't get enough of Matthew Lewis, aka Neville Longbottom, and his stripped down style as recently seen in Attitude? Luckily for you, the British lad mag has released a behind the scenes video of Lewis on his scantly clad photoshoot.

J.K. Rowling should probably look the other way, but you can watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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JK Rowling Shocked By Neville Longbottom’s Racy Underwear Shoot: VIDEO

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Image via Attitude

JK Rowling has jokingly castigated Neville Longbottom actor Matthew Lewis for stripping off for an underwear shoot with Attitude, reports Stuff.

In a discussion with Lewis on Twitter, Harry Potter author Rowling referenced Daniel Radcliffe stripping off for a theater production of Equus

Lewis responded “Well this is awkward. Sorry, Jo….”

Rowling replied:

The Attitude cover comes ahead of the release of romantic drama Me Before You.

Watch an ET report, AFTER THE JUMP...(warning: autoplay)

 

Rowling also sent this out this morning:

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J.K. Rowling Responds Perfectly to Fan Who 'Couldn't See' Why Dumbledore is Gay

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J.K. Rowling has proven again what an LGBT ally she is in a response this week to a fan questioning why she made the Harry Potter character of Albus Dumbledore gay.

Said Rowling: "Maybe because gay people just look like... people?"

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J.K. Rowling Says 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

HpThough it’s been over seven years since the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Potter enthusiasts’ interest in the wizarding world remains as strong as ever. In a public Twitter chat with her readers, J.K. Rowling took the opportunity to field questions from Harry Potter fans about the Hogwarts student body.

A number of questions focused on diversity within Hogwarts. While characters of color like Cho Chang, Parvati Patil, and Angela Johnson were featured prominently throughout the series, readers were curious as to whether any of the students were ever queer-identified.

“But of course,” Rowling tweeted matter of factly with a graphic message reading: “If Harry Potter taught us anything, it’s that no one should live in a closet.”

Throughout the series’ seven novels no characters were explicitly identified as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Rowling did, however, eventually reveal that Albus Dumbledore, one of Hogwarts’s most esteemed headmasters, was always a gay man in her mind.


J.K. Rowling Fires Back At Homophobic Twitter Critic Who Attacked Her For Revealing Dumbledore Was Gay

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When J.K. Rowling writes something, people pay attention - especially if that happens to involve her taking down a homophobic Twitter "ex-fan" who criticized her for revealing beloved school headmaster Albus Dumbledore was gay. 

Tweeted user @halfelven55ff (who has since taken down his Twitter page):

Once u revealed Dumbledore was homosexual I stopped being a fan. Nice how u blindsided us with that one. Enjoy your billion $ 

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Responded Rowling:

The Independent reports Rowling was referring to a man who funded a campaign in 2000 pressuring the Scottish parliament to keep Section 2A of the Local Government Act on the books - the act that made it so local governments "shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality" or "promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship."

AFTER THE JUMP, check out an interview Rowling did last year to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the first Harry Potter novel and why Dumbledore is the character she misses the most.  

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