A word of advice: if you’re going to tweet at J.K. Rowling and question her right to tweet about political matters, you should probably be prepared for a fairly no-nonsense reply.
On Thursday, the Harry Potter author posted the following tweet about Brexit.
Happy Boxing Brexit Day! The name derives from a ritual dance in which we skip around a burning bus while punching ourselves in the face.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 30, 2017
Rowling is usually pretty vocal about politics on Twitter — this was her second tweet about Brexit in two days, and she’s previously made her thoughts about Donald Trump and his administration abundantly clear.
On this occasion, though, someone sent her the following angry reply that questioned her right to “spout politics”.
Turns out it may have been a mistake.