JK Rowling Lies About Trump Video To Get Attention


Is J. K. Rowling, the acclaimed creator of the Harry Potter franchise, a genius? Or is she perhaps schizophrenic? Depending on how you look at her work and words, she might be a little of both.

Full disclosure: I’m not a Harry Potter fan. The books and subsequent fandom hit U.S. shores right as I was entering high school, so I was pretty much too old to really get sucked into the books. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-twenties when I powered my way through them. And I still haven’t seen all the movies.

I don’t hate them. In fact, I think there are some truly inventive ideas in them. I’m just not a fanboy.

But it’s hard to deny the massive impact a series of books about a boy wizard has had on our pop culture and literary world. According to Statistic Brain, book sales have earned $7,743,000,000. Total movie sales are at $7,216,000,000. Combined with DVDs, rentals, and associated toy and merch, the total earnings for Harry Potter are approximately $24,851,000,000.

That’s a lot of cash. Mind you, this isn’t the total sales of a movie studio, video game company, or book publisher. This is the total sales of a single franchise. Yes, this is over the course of a decade or so, but these kinds of numbers are traditionally reserved to a much large scope of products and work.

Considering this all came from a series of books written by a single person, that’s saying something.

J. K. Rowling has profited tremendously from the success of her magical, little boy. Some estimates place her net worth at $1 billion dollars. That’s a lot of scratch for just one person to be carrying around. Mind you, she didn’t found Microsoft, or launch a world-changing product like the iPhone. She wrote a series of novels for kids.

That explains why movie studios and publishers have tried to replicate the popularity of her books time and again, to varying degrees of success. That also explains why Warner Bros still tries to milk the franchise with spin-offs like the Fantastic Beasts series.

It can also explain why some people consider Rowling’s opinions as some kind of standard for excellence. Even Rowling herself seems to think she is some kind of voice for our society as a whole.

Listen, lady, you wrote a few books about a kid that can use magic. That doesn’t mean we have to suffer until the end of time with your erratic views on politics.

Seriously, what’s the deal with celebrities and politics? I mean, I write about the stuff for a living, so it makes sense that I share my opinions (on appropriate platforms, of course). But why should we care what a pop star, actor, or fiction writer thinks about border issues, refugees, or elections? Especially a writer, who lives in another country?

Just a cursory glance at J. K.’s Twitter feed will tell you what she’s spending her time on these days. If you didn’t know she was the creator of one of the most popular book series in a generation, you’d think she was some kind of Donald Trump stalker. And that doesn’t begin to dig into her political opinions regarding her home country.

J.K. Rowling has recently been devoting her Twitter feed to the refugee crisis, lending her support to the #refugeeswelcome hashtag that was trending on Thursday. After British newspapers published photographs of Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian toddler who drowned as his family tried to reach Greece, on Thursday, Rowling joined a number of prominent figures urging the British government to change its policy. (Time)

Rowling is a big, BIG supporter of forcing England to take in more Middle Eastern refugees. Despite the obvious problems unregulated migration has had on Europe, she continues to push this. Much like American celebrities.

Does something happen to a person when they make a lot of money? Do they lose the ability to use common sense? Since when did the entirety of England bow to the whims of this one woman? They don’t even do that for their queen. And she’s the queen!

It’s also telling that this woman who criticizes the majority of much poorer English folks for not supporting refugees has yet to welcome any into her many large mansions; as Paul Joseph Watson so eloquently discussed.

More recently J. K. Rowling has embarrassed herself over a tweet attempting to smear the President of the United States, Donald Trump. I’m not sure why a foreigner feels the need to criticize the leader of another country. I don’t get up in arms when Theresa May says something I disagree with. I may wonder why Merkel refuses to deal with the refugee crisis in Germany, but I don’t tweet all day about it.

Yet Rowling has made it her goal in life to malign the leader of the Free World. Except, she’s being blatantly dishonest about it.

Harry Potter author and outspoken liberal critic of Donald Trump J.K. Rowling is getting roasted to high heaven for sharing a deceptively edited video that makes it seem as though the President ignored a disabled child reaching out to him for a handshake. (Milo)

The video was edited to make it seem like the heartless and evil Trump ignored this innocent little boy’s attention. Except that when Trump entered the room, the first person he greeted was the little boy. In fact, he spent more time talking to him than he did with anyone else.

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