On Twitter, J.K. Rowling posted her apology for killing a pivotal Harry Potter character, Severus Snape.
“Okay, here it is. Please don’t start flame wars over it, but this year I’d like to apologize for killing (whispers)… Snape. *runs for cover*,” she tweeted on Tuesday.
OK, here it is. Please don’t start flame wars over it, but this year I’d like to apologise for killing (whispers)… Snape. *runs for cover*
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2017
This tweet came in time for the commemoration of the May 2 anniversary of the fictional Battle of Hogwarts. The author amused fans by apologizing for killing the professor, who was known as an exemplary potion-maker madly in love with Potter’s mother, Lily Evans.
A netizen replied with a reminder saying, “While it hurts to remember, we must. Never forget the sacrifices made through the Battle of Hogwarts!”
@jk_rowling yeah but why’d you kill all the hufflepuffs though? Justice for hufflepuffs
— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) May 2, 2017
Severus Snape was played by Alan Rickman in the whole Harry Potter series. The actor succumbed to cancer in 2016.
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