J.K. Rowling shuts down Westboro Baptist Church hate: A Dumbledore-Gandalf marriage “would blow your tiny bigoted minds"

Another epic put-down from Twitter's most prolific troll vanquisher

By Anna Silman
May 27, 2015 9:20PM (UTC)
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J.K. Rowling (AP/Dan Hallman)

J.K. Rowling has repeatedly burnished her credentials Twitter’s number one troll vanquisher, from ripping on misogynists to shutting down a reader's complaint about Dumbledore's sexuality.

Yesterday, Rowling aimed her awesome bigotry-busting powers at the Westboro Baptist Church, after the infamously homophobic organization responded to Rowling's joke tweet about a marriage between Dumbledore and Gandalf in the wake of Ireland's successful same-sex marriage referendum.

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The Westboro Baptist Church tweeted something horrible, as they are wont to do:

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And Rowling went in for the kill:

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When one Twitter user criticized her for drawing attention to the Church, Rowling responded by highlighting the importance of shutting down hate speech no matter what.

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10 points for Gryffindor!


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