J.K. Rowling Uses Harry Potter to Call Out Donald Trump's Spokeswoman for 'Pure Breed' Comment
Rowling referred to Katrina Pierson as a Death Eater
J.K. Rowling may be a British citizen but she’s still making her opinions about American politics known – with a little help from Hogwarts.
The author made a quip about presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson on Twitter, Sunday.
Rowling re-shared a 2012 tweet from Pierson that read, “Perfect Obama’s dad born in Africa, Mitt Romney’s dad born in Mexico. Any pure breeds left? #CNNDebate.”
Referencing Harry Potter the author added, simply, “Death Eaters walk among us.”
For Harry Potter fans, the dig is obvious – Death Eaters are a group of radicals that follow the evil Lord Voldemort and wish to eliminate anyone who is not a pureblood from the magical society.
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Rowling previously shared her disdain for Trump, linking to a BBC story on Twitter about the candidate being likened to the series’ antagonist.
“How horrible,” Rowling wrote in response. “Voldemort was nowhere near as bad.”
Trump, one of the Republican presidential front-runners, has a history of making polarizing comments himself.
Just this week the businessman joked at an Iowa speech that his supporters are so loyal that he could “shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”