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J.K. Rowling Brilliantly Shut Down A Misogynist On Twitter

05/11/2015 02:32 pm ET | Updated May 11, 2015
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As a female celebrity who uses Twitter, J.K. Rowling sees her fair share of online bullies. But instead of backing down, she’s fighting right back in true awesome form.

The Harry Potter author has always been pretty open when it comes to her political views, and some Twitter users aren’t too happy about it. Last year, she donated 1 million pounds (a little more than $1.5 million today) to a campaign against Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom and gave a lengthy statement on why she's against the country breaking away from the U.K. The writer said that as a result, she's received hateful tweets. The recent U.K. general election, which resulted in major success in Scotland for the Scottish National Party, had the mean tweets coming in full force.

In a series of tweets after the election, Rowling recognized the “really nice" Scottish National Party supporters, but called out the Twitter bullies noting that they had gone too far.

The author’s best response to her haters, though, came in the form of a single mic-drop tweet. The user has since been suspended so we’re not sure exactly what was said, but we can only imagine the misogyny thrown Rowling’s way.

And that's what happens when you mess with J.K. Rowling.

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