J.K. Rowling responded to a magazine article claiming that a new interior decorative scheme was inspired by her Harry Potter novels

By Jodi Guglielmi
Updated September 21, 2015 03:00 PM
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If Harry Potter didn’t belong under the stairs, than neither do your kids.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter on Sunday to insist that she does not condone children sleeping under stairs. She appears to be reacting to a recent U.K. magazine article that suggests turning cupboards and staircase closets into bedrooms.

The author, who is known for speaking her mind and debunking false claims on Twitter, reacted to a photo in a magazine that was brought to her attention by noted Scottish crime author Ian Rankin

The article teaser read: “Short on space? Shove the kids under the stairs in a Harry Potter bedroom.

Naturally, Rowling wasn’t too happy about this.

Hinting that she’s addressed this issue before, the author, 50, tweeted, “I would like to make it clear that I don’t endorse shutting children under the stairs. Thought I’d made that clear.”

Harry Potter was famously forced to live in a cupboard when he was in the custody of his only living relatives, the Dursleys, who openly mistreated the orphaned boy.

Even Harry hated living in the cramped space, so certainly any normal Muggle would, too.