24 Times J.K. Rowling Proved She’s An Absolute Queen

Because it’s her 50th birthday. Happy birthday, J.K.!

1. J.K. Rowling is the undisputed queen of Twitter.

2. She’s outspoken.

3. Full of revelations.

4. And is pretty damn hilarious.

5. She uses it to perfectly slam internet trolls.

6. Especially when it comes to LGBT rights.

.@anakocovic21 Maybe because gay people just look like... people?

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

7. Whether it’s confirming Hogwarts was a safe place for LGBT students.

.@claraoswiin But of course.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

8. Celebrating Ireland’s same-sex marriage ruling.

.@justaoifethings 💚🍀🌈💚 Then they could get married IN IRELAND! 💚🍀🌈💚

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

9. Or calling out anti-gay activist group Westboro Baptist Church.

.@WBCsigns Alas, the sheer awesomeness of such a union in such a place would blow your tiny bigoted minds out of your thick sloping skulls.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

10. She’s constantly awesome at social networking.

.@aboymadeofsky No, Jonathan, I've never made a single decision in my life on the basis of whether it was cool.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

11. Especially when it comes to communicating with her Harry Potter cast.

@Evy_Lynch XXX can't do emoticons XXX

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

12. Whether it’s praising Emma Watson’s #HeForShe campaign.

.@wastsons She'd be extremely proud. Emma's speech was incredible. #HeForShe

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

13. Or commenting on Neville Longbottom’s photo shoots.

.@Mattdavelewis Not as bad as watching Dan in Equus, but close. Warn me next time, for God's sake. https://t.co/r8EUd1GKqT

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

.@Mattdavelewis I will always support you whatever you want to do, Matthew. Now go put some clothes on.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

Which gives us an excuse to show you it again.

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14. She also always takes care of her Potter family.

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Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, had an eating disorder as a young teen and found solace in Harry Potter. She wrote to J.K. Rowling. “I told her how I looked up to her. She wrote back and was like a counsellor. She told me anorexia is destructive, not creative, and the brave thing was not to succumb to it.”

Lynch explained, “I told her I’d love to be in the films and she encouraged that but said I’d need to be well to do so. In the end I think that’s why I recovered.”

15. And has many wise words when it comes to body image.

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16. But she’s also pretty awesome with her fans.

If @jk_rowling answers my question I'll get her face tattooed on my forehead

— When Is Sirius Bday (@sirius_birthday)

.@sirius_birthday That is a truly grotesque thought. I can never answer you now.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

17. And connects with them constantly.

.@UTG_manchester I remember you vividly. You left without ever telling me why. Still hurts.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

18. Whatever house they may be.

Happy pride day to all Slytherins, you devious little serpents, you.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

19. She happily answers their questions.

.@McPottah Ah, the question I've been waiting for all my life. The answer, of course, is no. I am poikilothermic.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

20. And gives them good advice.

If you're waiting for universal popularity, you'll be on Twitter a VERY long time. xxxx

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

21. And tweets funny comments to Stephen King like it’s NBD.

@StephenKing I thought I'd written something pretty frightening today. Then I saw this and got some perspective.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

22. But even with all of the above she can be incredibly self-deprecating.

I can't say I consider myself a 'world leader' though. Maybe of worlds inside my head? In the real world I can barely lead my dog.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)

24. She also shares a birthday with Harry Potter.


So to J.K. and to Harry, we wish you a very happy birthday!

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Kimberley Dadds is the UK celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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