J.K. Rowling has been vocal throughout the 2016 election, so naturally she was one of the many people who stayed up to follow the results on Tuesday night.
As the night wore on and the road to a Donald Trump victory became clear, Rowling began to tweet messages of support for her American followers, and—of course—clash with Twitter trolls.
The easy thing is to be silenced because you don't want the insults. The easy thing is to look the other way when it's happening to others. https://t.co/VF6NePPySm— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
The easy thing is to keep your head down & let the bullies run amok. The right thing to do is to challenge racism, misogyny and hatred. https://t.co/VF6NePPySm— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
I don't give a damn what trolls feel. Speaking up is about letting the people who are being intimidated know they're not alone. https://t.co/aPcd2gzAdg— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
“I don’t give a damn what trolls feel” should be J.K. Rowling’s middle name at this point, to be honest.