J.K. Rowling had some choice words to share with her followers in the wake of Saturday’s cowardly terrorist attack on London citizens.
She was tweeting in response to a New York Times post that characterized the United Kingdom as “reeling” in the wake of its second terror attack in two weeks. Saturday’s incident followed a May 22 suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
The NYT tweet in question links to coverage of the Saturday attacks, noting that they “hit a nation still reeling from the shock of the bombing in Manchester almost 2 weeks ago.”
She even fended off a troll who accused her of being disconnected and out of touch. In response to a derisive tweet that scoffed at her commenting on the news from the safety of a “walled off secure compound,” Rowling issued a corrective.
Then, when the same troll corrected her surname spelling of Superman’s arch-nemesis — it’s “Luthor” in the comics — Rowling went all-in on the snark.
As usual, she saved her most withering blast for a favored and ever-deserving Twitter punching bag: Donald J. Trump.
Responding to a tweet from 45 that brazenly chastised the mayor of London for trying to rally the spirits of his constituents in the hours after the attack, Rowling issued another snarky corrective.