Unlike foreign leaders, celebrities are not bound by diplomacy.
Many voiced their displeasure online to a Donald Trump presidency, after the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday.
J.K. Rowling, Millennial-popular author of the "Harry Potter" series, got backlash from Twitter users for her response to Mallory's [@malmal1012] question about where to go from here.
The hard thing to do is to keep on keepin' on when the bullies actually win. How do we even move forward from here? https://t.co/lTnGmXxRY4— Mallory (@malmal1012) November 9, 2016
Rowling deciphered between the easy and good thing to do when the bully [referring to Trump] wins.
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
Rowling tweeted again telling Mallory what she, Americans and global citizens can do.
We stand together. We stick up for the vulnerable. We challenge bigots. We don't let hate speech become normalised. We hold the line. https://t.co/ro9AkRSc9Q— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
This tweet received 63,000 likes, more than 36,000 retweets and a handful of responses -- both positive and negative.
do you live in the US??? In other words mind your own business and stop sticking in ours.— Cheryl Hall (@chall2450) November 9, 2016
Rowling fired back.
Why does it matter what I think or say, Cheryl? If you're confident you've done the right thing, why should you care what anyone else does? https://t.co/3gsnz4YfVq— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
Rowling's and Cheryl's exchange triggered a reaction from Harry Potter character Luna Lovegood, more specifically, a parody account of the ethereal-like Luna.
@LoonyLovelyLuna explained to Cheryl that the Trump election is not only a United States issue, but has a global impact.
Except what happens here affects most of the rest of the world because we are considered a "super power" and very influential.— And Still, She Resisted (@LoonyLovelyLuna) November 9, 2016
Internet diplomacy restored.