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Professor Snape Has Finally Revealed Why He Can't Stand Harry Potter

Snape went on the record to clarify why he has no time for "The Boy Who Lived".

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Professor Snape is not the biggest fan of Harry Potter, we all know that.

But he has now gone on the record to clarify exactly why.
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But he has now gone on the record to clarify exactly why.

Before we all get too excited though, the Snape in question is not the terrifying former Hogwarts teacher but the new professor of Anglican studies at Durham University.

Earlier this month, it was announced Michael Snape will be taking on the position in September.

And the soon-to-be Professor Snape was quick to give his opinions on the fictional series that continues to haunt him.

Asked by The Telegraph if he'd ever read J.K. Rowling's books, he replied: “I have to say, in absolute honesty, that I have never read a syllable of Harry Potter."I’m only aware of these characters from the general cultural air we breathe, and from my children and spouse, who have read the books.”Pushed on why he hadn't decided to read up on his namesake, Snape replied: “They [the books] look a bit too long and boring."He added: "The only interest I had – and it was mild, I have to stress – was whether Snape would turn out to be a good guy or a bad guy. But even that wouldn’t induce me to pick up a novel."
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Asked by The Telegraph if he'd ever read J.K. Rowling's books, he replied: “I have to say, in absolute honesty, that I have never read a syllable of Harry Potter.

"I’m only aware of these characters from the general cultural air we breathe, and from my children and spouse, who have read the books.”

Pushed on why he hadn't decided to read up on his namesake, Snape replied: “They [the books] look a bit too long and boring."

He added: "The only interest I had – and it was mild, I have to stress – was whether Snape would turn out to be a good guy or a bad guy. But even that wouldn’t induce me to pick up a novel."

Snape did admit though that he's been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Florida, but apparently wasn't very impressed.

He told the newspaper: "It was nice to see so many people who are clearly fans so evidently enjoying themselves, but I could have been happily in and out in half the time.

"The catering was reasonably cheap."

The 46-year-old historian added that he was more interested in the two places in Britain called Snape than J.K. Rowling's character.

However, while Snape is clearly not a fan of his namesake, people on Twitter loved the news of his appointment.

Durham's new Chair in Anglican Studies is called Professor Snape. Well done Durham, well done Church of England, well played all round.

Jem Bloomfield@jembloomfieldFollow

Durham's new Chair in Anglican Studies is called Professor Snape. Well done Durham, well done Church of England, well played all round.

9:25 AM - 20 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Did I told you my university just hired a Professor Snape ?! How can Durham be more Hogwarts ?!

Fannies@FreakyFFFollow

Did I told you my university just hired a Professor Snape ?! How can Durham be more Hogwarts ?!

12:37 PM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Durham has just appointed a man called Professor Snape! I am a happy fangirl. http://t.co/gqoswUFXF1 #HarryPotter #Snape

Natasha @natasha_cooperFollow

Durham has just appointed a man called Professor Snape! I am a happy fangirl.

http://t.co/gqoswUFXF1

#HarryPotter #Snape

3:34 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Durham have just appointed a man called Professor Snape http://t.co/sY4GfFBiZ4 "wake up potter"

Durham Uni Students@durhamstudentFollow

Durham have just appointed a man called Professor Snape http://t.co/sY4GfFBiZ4 "wake up potter"

4:15 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Durham pushing further for conversion to Hogwarts http://t.co/Tnaz97sm8L

George Bond@GeorgeBond96Follow

Durham pushing further for conversion to Hogwarts http://t.co/Tnaz97sm8L

3:36 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

So @Durham_Uni has given a job to Professor Snape? http://t.co/ED13GdPnB6 // I hope @DurhamSU will be protesting vigorously.

Gabriel Webber@gabrielquotesFollow

So @Durham_Uni has given a job to Professor Snape? http://t.co/ED13GdPnB6 // I hope @DurhamSU will be protesting vigorously.

5:30 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Durham have hired Professor Snape. This is not a drill. https://t.co/10dC6ttmLF

Poppy Bullard@PoppyBullardFollow

Durham have hired Professor Snape. This is not a drill. https://t.co/10dC6ttmLF

1:21 PM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Durham University completes its transition to Hogwarts by appointing Professor Snape to the Theology department. https://t.co/6GWuorLEIJ

Paul Middleton@DrPaulMiddletonFollow

Durham University completes its transition to Hogwarts by appointing Professor Snape to the Theology department. https://t.co/6GWuorLEIJ

11:58 AM - 16 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

In a cruel twist though, Michael Snape won't be the only Professor Snape at Durham university.

Professor Ed Snape is already the professor of management at the university’s business school.

Prof. Ed Snape appointed as Prof. of Management @DUBusSchool http://t.co/oYgUKodnne

Seems like Durham's the place to be if you're a Snape.

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