The perennially angry and oh-so homophobic Westboro Baptist Church attempted to troll JK Rowling on Tuesday evening and failed on a multitude of levels.
It all started with this story...
— PinkNews (@pinknews) May 26, 2015
Things immediately got a bit weird when the WBC threatened to picket the imagined event between two fictional fantasy characters.
— WBCSays (@WBCsigns) May 26, 2015
Undeterred at such stupidity, the Harry Potter author then set about... well, just read it...
.@WBCsigns Alas, the sheer awesomeness of such a union in such a place would blow your tiny bigoted minds out of your thick sloping skulls.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 26, 2015
@jk_rowling while i am in total agreement with you, giving them attention is counterproductive. that’s what they want.— Lara (@livehead16) May 26, 2015
I don't care about WBC. I think it's important that scared gay kids who aren't out yet see hate speech challenged. https://t.co/XumjDmEjuw— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 27, 2015
Rowling is well known for standing up for gay rights.
Back in March a fan asked her why Dumbledore was gay to which she gave this eloquent response...
And WBC are far from the first to attempt to take Rowling down and fail. In the aftermath of the general election, the Labour supporter was urged to leave Scotland by Cybernats many of whom used incredibly abusive language.
In the last hour I've been invited to relocate to France, Ireland and Brazil!— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 8, 2015
Fortunately Rowling is pretty adept with words...
.@ChrisDarroch2 Chris, if you're this angry in victory, you must really need a hug.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 8, 2015
@ChrisDarroch2 and you can't spell "Slytherin".— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 8, 2015
There's that warm fuzzy Scottish civic nationalism we hear so much about. https://t.co/EnVBLU16h8— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 8, 2015
Not to mention this gem.
.@sjosiah0 The Internet doesn’t just offer opportunities for misogynistic abuse, you know. Penis enlargers can also be bought discreetly.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 8, 2015
Holy shit. @jk_rowling's hilarious tweet left us all speechless. That. Was. Brilliant.— Ardit Haliti (@ardit_haliti) May 8, 2015
And their defence was pretty poor.
@HuffPostUK Well she needs to stop putting her point across when she doesn't have a clue how much upset she causes— elaine (@ElaineOordugkim) May 8, 2015
The haters were far outnumbered buy supporters...
If you could all see the amount of love and support flooding my timeline right now, you would be - as I am - overwhelmed. #FaithRestored— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 8, 2015
Why are people abusing @jk_rowling? She's a flippin' amazing human specimen with a heart of gold.
50 points from Slytherin.— Caleigh (@GlutenFreek) May 8, 2015
Why isn't @jk_rowling prime minister yet?— chloé (@KNlGHTBUS) May 8, 2015
People need to back of from @jk_rowling right now. She's the very best of humans.— Chloé Davies (@theultimateDave) May 8, 2015
when @jk_rowling continuously roasts people who talk shit to her>>> 😂😂— Woody (@WTP91) May 8, 2015
No one deserves the vitriol being slung at @jk_rowling. Being a woman (famous or not) with an opinion doesn't make it open season.— Aimée Carter (@aimee_carter) May 8, 2015
Hey, @jk_rowling — you're amazing.— Elias Jahshan (@Elias_Jahshan) May 27, 2015