JK Rowling spent the weekend deflecting a torrent of abuse on Twitter after a spat with a writer on Friday.
The 'Harry Potter' author was writing in response to an article by Iain Macwhirter in which in which he claimed "every trace of ethnic nationalism was expunged from the party in the 1970s".
Rowling immediately took issue with the statement.
Macwhiter expanded upon his original point.
.@jk_rowling There was a movement called Seed of the Gael which was expelled from SNP in 70s. Zero tolerance of anti English racism in SNP.— Iain Macwhirter (@iainmacwhirter) June 18, 2015
With Rowling questioning how this one assertion could ensure there was not "any trace" of anti-English sentiment in the party today.
.@iainmacwhirter And on that you base your claim that there is not a trace of anti-English prejudice in the SNP?— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 18, 2015
Since the original spat, some Twitter users spent the weekend trolling Rowling.
Well, that's me comprehensively out-argued. *Snaps pen in two, bids for Yes badge on eBay* pic.twitter.com/qDEhMIz7UX— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 20, 2015
The only people who should be feeling victimised by you are the decent ones whose politics you claim to share. pic.twitter.com/Vv5y7U6FNj— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 20, 2015
One account - which has since been deleted - then made the odd assertion Rowling may be hoarding Scottish people in a rather weird place.
Good God, I haven't got the energy to feel victimised! It's hard work keeping an entire nation under my stairs. pic.twitter.com/1txv8suiI1— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 20, 2015
Which then led to this...
Now deluged with people applying to come and live under my stairs.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 20, 2015
@jk_rowling I'm Scottish! Can I be under your stairs and then sent to Hogwarts?— Fliss Potter/Weasley (@ginnyweaslettpo) June 20, 2015
@jk_rowling I'm a Scot, room under the stairs for a wee one?— Leah Reynolds△⃒⃘ ⚯͛ (@Leah266) June 20, 2015
Rowling then went on to eloquently explain how she views those who send her abuse...
.@elenitauk No, I don't feel bullied. In the looking-glass world of Twitter, vitriol is so often the tribute inadequacy pays to articulacy.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 20, 2015
And on that note, I'm stepping back into the real world! To everyone who has sent me so many wonderful messages tonight: you're the BEST X— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 20, 2015