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:
Why Dumbledore went to the hilltop
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 27, 2015
And that really sticks in Vice contributor Sam Kriss’ craw. So he wrote about it:
— VICE (@VICE) November 2, 2015
Weird? Nonsensical? You’re projecting, Sam.
@VICE Drives you crazy, huh?
— Oren German (@Orengerman) November 2, 2015
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.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 2, 2015
@VICE Right, it's not as if she invented the character or anything.
— No Chill (@SmuggieMike) November 2, 2015
— Mike K (@MJKrause) November 2, 2015
@VICE What? Why would the creator of the Potter series know anything about it??
— BigGerm72 (@PoliSnark2Day) November 2, 2015
. @VICE it's almost as if she has insight into the character like she wrote it herself or some shit…weird.
— Rum Braker (@FreeSpeechOrDie) November 2, 2015