When the verbose and gloriously opinionated J.K. Rowling had the temerity a few weeks back to tweet her thoughts on President Tiny Hands’ travel ban, the pushback was about the same as what happens whenever an athlete ventures into the realm of politics.
The conservative troll brigades swarmed and told Rowling the usual things: Stick to writing, woman, and stop saying what you think about anything. (Nevermind that her Harry Potter books are all about tolerance and the acceptance of minorities.)
Things hit a particularly ugly pitch when one twit tweeted that they would “burn your books and movies.”
Rowling’s response was one for the ages:
Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I’ve still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter.