J.Okay. Rowling Tweets on ‘Battle of Hogwarts’ Anniversary This Year – ‘It Feels Inappropriate’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Each May 2nd, J.Okay. Rowling commemorates the “Battle of Hogwarts,” the ultimate battle of the Second Wizarding War depicted by the writer in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last title in her now-classic Harry Potter ebook collection.

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The writer usually tweets concerning the anniversary of the fictional battle, and has in recent times, “apologized” for the dying of a beloved character.

This yr, nevertheless, is totally different and her 2020 tweet was spot-on.

‘The Battle of Hogwarts’ – J.Okay. Rowling’s annual ritual

In years previous, Rowling has apologized for the deaths of beloved characters from the Harry Potter ebook collection. Many of the characters that followers grew up with and have become hooked up to, as Rowling churned out every of the seven Potter collection books by the years, perished within the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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And so, on May 2nd of every yr, the writer has at instances, tongue in cheek, tweeted her apologies for the demise of a Hogwarts character.

In 2016, for instance, she tweeted, “Once again, it’s the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts so, as promised, I shall apologise for a death. This year: Remus Lupin.”

‘The Battle of Hogwarts’ isn’t the identical this yr to J.Okay. Rowling

With the world navigating the continuing pandemic, the 54-year-old writer simply didn’t really feel it was proper to memorialize fictionalized deaths with a lot loss really going down each day on a world scale.

In a collection of tweets, the English author mentioned, “Today’s the 22nd anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, but I’m going to be honest and say that it feels inappropriate to talk about fictional deaths today. Too many people are losing loved ones in the real world.”

“So on this anniversary of a great wizarding victory,” she continued, “I’m thinking of the people who’re out there doing their jobs to protect us and our way of life. I have 3 key workers in my immediate family, and like all such relatives, I’m torn between pride and anxiety.”

Rowling introduced in her tweets that she can be making a monetary donation to assist out disaster staff and businesses offering help to these expertise home abuse in England.

“As ever in a crisis of this sort,” she mentioned, “the poorest and most vulnerable are hit hardest, so in honour of the Battle of Hogwarts, I’ll be making a donation of £1m, half of which will go to https://crisis.org.uk, who’re helping the homeless during the pandemic and half of which will go to https://refuge.org.uk, because we know that domestic abuse has, sadly, increased hugely during the lockdown.”

Her followers couldn’t agree extra, and are donating as nicely

Rowling’s act of generosity impressed her followers to do the identical.

One fan tweeted, “I couldn’t give that much but I just followed suit and donated £100. Hope it’ll help. Thanks for teaching us the right way, Jo. More than ever, I’m proud to be one of your most devoted fans”

Another expressed their admiration of her generosity saying “I couldn’t love you anymore for this. Not only did you give us one of the best stories ever told, you are helping those most vulnerable.”

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