J.K. Rowling Tweet Parodies

J.K. Rowling Tweet Parodies

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J.K. Rowling Tweet Parodies refers to a series of mocking social media posts that accuse Harry Potter-author J.K. Rowling of retconning facts about the Harry Potter series of fantasy novels. The tweets generally follow the phrasal template of a mock conversation of an unprompted Rowling revealing an absurd fact about the books. The format grew in popularity following the backlash to a tweet from the official Potter Twitter account regarding the digestion and plumbing practices of wizards.

Origin

On November 17th, 2018, Twitter [1] user @depressionne posted the earliest known parody by way of a Don't Say It. The post received one retweet and 17 likes in less than three months (shown below).


Me: don't say it My brain: don't say it Me: My brain: Do Don 't s - /sssss Say it Literally no one: JK Rowling: One of the Ravenclaw prefects was a basket weaving lesbian with osteoporosis

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On January 4th, 2019, the Pottermore Twitter[2] account tweeted "Hogwarts didn't always have bathrooms. Before adopting Muggle plumbing methods in the eighteenth century, witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence." The tweet received more than 19,000 retweets and 75,000 likes (shown below).


Pottermore @pottermore Follow termore Hogwarts didn't always have bathrooms. Before adopting Muggle plumbing methods in the eighteenth century, witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence. #NationalTriviaDay 1:34 PM - 4 Jan 2019

That day, Twitter[3] user @twosonyeo tweeted a screenshot of the fact with the caption, "no one: / jk rowling" (shown below, left).

Several weeks later, on January 21st, 2019, Twitter[4] user @twoalmonds tweeted the format with the fact: "jk rowling: the sorting hat’s penis rests on ur forehead when u wear it." The tweet received more than 175 retweets and 650 likes in less than two weeks (shown below, center).

On January 24th, Twitter[5] user @iNabberTV tweeted the fact "dobby has a 10-inch cock." The tweet received more than 34,000 retweets and 100,000 likes in less than one week (shown below, right).

On January 28th, The Daily Dot [6] covered the meme.


no one: jk rowling: 62.288 likes pottermore It's #NationalTriviaDay! Did you know that Hogwarts didn't always have bathrooms? Before adopting Muggle plumbing methods in the eighteenth century, witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence. no one: jk rowling: the sorting hat's penis rests on ur forehead when u wear it No one: JK Rowling: Dobby has a 10 inch c---

Dumbledore and Grindelwald Sexual Relationship Reveal

On March 13th, 2019, RadioTimes[7] reported on a commentary track included in the Blu-ray and DVD releases of the 2018 film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In her commentary, J.K. Rowling revealed that the relationship between the characters was "intense and passionate" and had a "sexual dimension to it", adding that she was more interested in its emotional rather than sexual aspects.



Their relationship was incredibly intense, it was passionate and it was a love relationship. But as happens in any relationship – gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it – one never knows what really the other person is feeling. You can't know. You can believe you know. So I'm less interested in the sexual side, though I believe there's a sexual dimension to this relationship, than I am in a sense of the emotions they felt for each other, which ultimately is the most fascinating thing in all human relationships.

In the following days, J.K. Rowling's commentary was covered by several notable media outlets, including Complex,[8] The Daily Dot[9] and Vanity Fair[10], with a misleading tweet posted by Complex on March 14th gaining over 4,900 upvotes and 13,100 likes in five days (shown below).[11]


Complex Pop Culture @ComplexPop COMPLEX J.K. Rowling reveals Dumbledore and Grindelwald had an intense sexual relationship. trib.al/Xq3psz8 7:52 PM 14 Mar 2019

The reports sparked a surge in the number of parody tweets and memes or Reddit, Twitter and other online platforms, including tweets utilizing the Nobody: format (examples shown below).


J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling is the current leading author of Harry Potter fan fiction. TL:DR WIKIPEDIA Mongolian Harry Gay Ron Bl ermione Dumbledore coc and ball torture Sex slave Dobby Voldemort genderfluid Rowlin J.K. Rowling reveals that Hagrid was black all along You're a wizard m-----------! Complex Pop Culture @ComplexPop POP GUITURE Follow J.K. Rowling reveals Dumbledore and Grindelwald had an 'intense' sexual relationship. trib.al/Xq3psz8 Do you think God stays in heaven because He, too, lives in fear of what He's created? mickey m fan acct @JimbobTV am. Straight Gay Bisexual in an intense sexual relationship with grindelwald according to JK Rowling 3:58 PM 17 Mar 2019
Nathan McDermott @natemcdermott Nobody: J.K. Rowling: Hogwarts was super diverse, exceptionally gay, extremely homoerotic, and there were a ton of black and jewish kids too, l just didn't write about any of them, but they were there, trust me. Somebod: Ma'am this is a Wendy's 1:11 PM - 17 Mar 2019 carter @carterhambley Nobody: J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore's patronus is the Grindr logo 12:46 PM-17 Mar 2019

On March 17, Redditor plump-n-juicy posted an inquiry about "sexual J.K. Rowling memes" in /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit.[12] The post gained over 9,200 upvotes in one day.

Various Examples


no one: jk rowling: wizards shidded and farded themselves literally no one: JK Rowling: Pottermore@pottermore Hogwarts didn't always have bathrooms. Before adopting Muggle plumbing methods in the eighteenth century, witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence. #NationalTriviaDay Show this thread no one: jk rowling: severus snape was actually trans but it was never mentioned in the books because it wasn't relevant to harry's story. also cedric diggory was bi and cho chang was asexual. remus lupin was jewish and
no one: JK rowling: draco is pro-choice o one: jk rowling: dobby shot xxxtentacion no one: jk rowling: harry wanted to f--- the owl

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Sift Green
Sift Green

Me: Death of the Author is a terrible way to conduct literary analysis as understanding the Author's thoughts and feelings helps us understand how a work was shaped and helps clarify what symbolism might actually be there.

J.K. Rowling: Wizards pooped their pants before the invention of muggle plumbing.

Me: Death of the Author is occasionally a valid method of literary analysis…

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King DJ
King DJ

If she actually cared about lgbt, she’d include it in her work. She’s only doing this to get more sales from that crowd due to how much of a flop the last film was.

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