J.K. Rowling (AP/Dan Hallman)

J.K. Rowling takes hilarious umbrage at BBC's comparison of Donald Trump to Voldemort

It's uncommon for an author to come to the defense of her antagonists, but in this case, she had no choice


Scott Eric Kaufman
December 8, 2015 8:50PM (UTC)

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling took offense at the BBC's characterization of GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's charade of a campaign.

"Why people are calling American businessman Donald Trump 'Voldemort,'" the BBC's "newsbeat" headline reads. The article included tweets from those making the comparison:

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Rowling contributed to the frivolity after the fact, writing:

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Trump Worse Than Voldemort, According To J.K. Rowling


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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