What most likely started out as a joke for Harry Potter creator J.K Rowling might have backfired a teensy bit.
The author tweeted early Tuesday morning that she wanted to apologize for killing the character of Severus Snape in the seventh book of the series. The date of the tweet is significant given that, in the books, May 2 is the date of the Battle of Hogwarts.
However, what started out as a fun nod to her work quickly turned into a group therapy session on Twitter...
OK, here it is. Please don't start flame wars over it, but this year I'd like to apologise for killing (whispers)... Snape. *runs for cover*— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2017
Rowling posted the tweet early Tuesday morning.
yeah but why'd you kill all the hufflepuffs though? Justice for hufflepuffs— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) May 2, 2017
And now some on social media are looking for justice on a different issue.
In fact, many Potter fans on Twitter are asking for apologies for other characters.
LUPIN AND TONKS TOGETHER, THO? Like, you gonna kill the whole fam there? Couldn't just be one?— Zack Barnes (@zbarnes) May 2, 2017
In fact, it seems like there are a lot of feelings bubbling to the surface online.
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