Trump worse than Voldemort: JK Rowling
The British government and “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling on Tuesday condemned comments by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump saying Muslims should be barred from entering the United States.
Rowling wrote on Twitter that “Voldemort was nowhere near as bad” as the Republican frontrunner, referring to the villain of the “Harry Potter” series.
Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
“How horrible,” tweeted Rowling, along with a BBC report on Trump’s call to ban Muslims. “Voldemort was nowhere near as bad,” she added.
And fans of the fantasy novels know just how serious a comparison to the “Dark Lord” is.
Voldemort, who is is the central villain in the series, is a “half-blood,” which is a term used to describe a person who is half-wizard and half “muggle” or non-wizard. He is considered to be the most powerful “Dark Wizard” of all time and his mission is to purify the wizarding race from “muggles.”
Rowling, who is no stranger to political commentary, received a wave of support from “Harry Potter” fans around the world, calling her “queen.”