JK Rowling has hit back trolls on Twitter who demanded she “shut up” following the shock election of Donald Trump.
The Harry Potter author responded to criticism, invariably from unidentified “egg” or “frog” accounts.
In a powerful riposte to her critics, Rowling wrote: “We stand together. We stick up for the vulnerable. We challenge bigots. We don’t let hate speech become normalised. We hold the line.”
And responding to those asking her to stop publicising Trump and his supporters, Rowling added: “Ignoring spite, and hate, and bullying doesn’t work.”
The author joined ‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei who’s impassioned plea for dignity in defeat became a must read following Trump’s surprise win.
Guardian columnist Owen Jones, Green MP Caroline Lucas and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon all appealed for calm and inspiring action.
Meanwhile, Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, issued a not-so-subtle warning to Trump after his victory.
Prime Minister Theresa May merely congratulated Trump on his success.