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09/08/2014 02:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

J.K. Rowling Shuts Down Homophobic Twitter User

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When "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling revealed in 2007 that one of the series' central characters, Albus Dumbledore, is gay, she sent shockwaves through the Potter fan community.

Seven years later, she's still getting backlash from those who weren't happy with the author's decision.

Rowling most recently became the recipient of an anti-gay tweet this week in response to a reader's opinions about Dumbledore's queer identity. A now-deleted tweet from @halfelven55ff's Twitter account told the author,

rowling

Rowling offered this tweet in response:

According to The Independent, Brian Souter is the "Stagecoach founder who funded a campaign to try and stop the Scottish government from repealing Section 2A of the Local Government Act... [stating] that local authorities 'shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality.'"

Rowling's response apparently generated an outpouring of support from her fans, with the author later tweeting:

Well said, J.K.

(h/t Towleroad)

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