Author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, recently expressed her belief that God is a black woman following the defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate election. The Hill reports that J.K. Rowling, the British children’s book author behind the Harry Potter series, posted a tweet recently stating that, due to Roy Moore’s defeat in the Alabama Senate election, God must be a black woman — likely a reference to the large number of female black voters that voted for Doug Jones. Some exit polls showed that 98 percent of black female voters voted for Jones.
Rowling has seen fit to comment on U.S. politics for some time now, branding President Donald Trump as worse than the fictional villain Voldemort in 2015 after Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
Rowling also falsely claimed that President Trump refused to shake the hand of a disabled child. “Trump imitated a disabled reporter. Now he pretends not to see a child in a wheelchair, as though frightened he might catch his condition,” Rowling said in a now-deleted tweet. The mother of the child, Kelly Weer, was quick to correct the children’s book author, saying: “If someone can please get a message to JK Rowling: Trump didn’t snub my son & Monty wasn’t even trying to shake his hand… 1. He’s 3 and hand shaking is not his thing 2. he was showing off his newly acquired secret service patch). Thanks.”
After many public cries for Rowling to delete her tweets attacking the president, the author replied, saying, “Re: my tweets about the small boy in a wheelchair whose proferred hand the president appeared to ignore in press footage,” Rowling wrote. “[M]ultiple sources have informed me that that was not a full or accurate representation of their interaction. I very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I saw and if that caused any distress to that boy or his family, I apologize unreservedly. These tweets will remain, but I will delete the previous ones on the subject.”