Last month, “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling made headlines when she joined “Culture for Coexistence – an independent UK network representing a cross-section from the cultural world” — in signing on to a letter decrying a cultural boycott of Israel. She later wrote a piece explaining why beloved Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore would also have been against such a boycott:

And that really sticks in Vice contributor Sam Kriss’ craw. So he wrote about it:

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Weird? Nonsensical? You’re projecting, Sam.


Also crazy? That he — who admits he’s “a little shaky” on the Harry Potter books — is firmly convinced that he has a better understanding of the characters than the woman who created them.

So weird.