Harry Potter author JK Rowling called US presidential candidate Donald Trump worse than Voldemort in a Tweet on Wednesday, and Twitter, outraged, came out in defence of The Dark Lord, with most saying Trump’s villainy can’t be trumped.
The post sent Twitter into somewhat of a frenzy, perhaps the first time The Dark Lord (Voldemort that is) has received such warm support and love. Sure, he attempted to murder a defenceless baby, but so what? Have you seen the things Trump has been saying (without the slightest hint of irony, might we add)?
Trump, the billionaire Republican, is the gift that keeps on giving, providing comedians all over the world with enough fodder to last at least 7 Horcrux-enhanced lifetimes. Voldemort, on the other hand, is one of popular culture’s most enduring villains, who was at least partially based on Adolf Hitler (another unsavoury man with whom Trump has been compared recently).
A petition has even started to have Trump banned from Britain. Another, which claims Trump is guilty of “unrepentant, persistent verbal attacks on various groups of people”, which is demanding that Robert Gordon University, in Aberdeen, Scotland, revoke his honorary degree, has been signed by more than 4,000 people.
Here’s JK Rowling’s tweet
How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. https://t.co/hFO0XmOpPH— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 8, 2015
And here are some of the best Twitter takedowns
My theory is that Trump is Voldemort & if the media stops saying his name, Harry Potter will come destroy him. America will be great again.— Linds (@lindsaysmetanka) December 7, 2015
Please stop clicking on or watching me anything about Trump. The attention only makes it worse. Treat him like Voldemort and he'll go away.— Shane S (@TimsNeighbor) December 8, 2015
The only way to stop Donald Trump is to destroy his Horcruxes. The wig is definitely one. If you need me I'll be finding the other six.— Kaitlyn Krikorian (@Kaitlyn_Kriko) December 8, 2015
"Trump is Hitler!" Hitler did some good things too "Trump is Voldemort!" WHOA OMG HE'S EVIL— maura quint (@behindyourback) December 8, 2015
"J.K. Rowling says Trump is worse than Voldemort" she is literally my hero— Bib (@TheVivface) December 8, 2015
Maybe the only way to stop Trump is to give him the Voldemort treatment #HeWhoMustNotBeNamed— Mansur Gidfar (@MansurGidfar) December 7, 2015
Donald Trump is Lord Voldemort's Patronus.— brando (@BrooklynBrando) December 7, 2015
@M0by_Duck Donald Trump's 7 horcruxes are: his wig, his daughter, his credit card, his red tie, his rolex and Sarah Palin— Jen (@twopinkpeonies) December 2, 2015
Trump "all Muslims ruin everything" Voldemort "all Mudbloods ruin everything". Trump = Voldemort— Danielle Bishop (@DBishop626) December 8, 2015
Donald Trump's horcruxes: 1. His wig 2. Ivanka 3. A sunbed 4. Trump Tower 5. The entire GMA presenting team.— Saint Mic-o-las. (@brokenbottleboy) December 8, 2015
Convinced Donald Trump has Horcruxes out there. The more he talks the more I'm convinced he's split his soul to live forever— Paul (@12thDoctor_) December 8, 2015
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