J.Okay. Rowling just lately hopped on to a Zoom name with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, solely to seek out out it was… not President Zelensky. As a substitute, Rowling was pranked by Russian-based comedy duo Vovan and Lexus, who pretended to be the president in an interview.
Rowling agreed to talk about her Lumos charity, which has been working within the Zhytomyr area of Ukraine to assist ladies and youngsters made susceptible by the continued Russian invasion. As a substitute, Vovan and Lexus — who’ve beforehand pranked such outstanding figures as Vice President Kamala Harris and Prince Harry — requested the Harry Potter creator if Dumbledore was actually homosexual and who he slept with, including that it was “hopefully not with a transgender,” a reference to Rowling’s rampant transphobia.
Elsewhere within the interview, the pranksters instructed Rowling that Ukraine had been writing “Avada Kedavra” — the Harry Potter “killing curse” — on missiles, and requested to purchase weapons with the cash from her charity. The duo left their cameras off all through the interview, permitting Rowling to fall for the head-scratching trick. Watch the (extremely awkward) interview under.
Satirically, Rowling has discovered herself a fan of kinds in Russian President Vladimir Putin, who stated the 2 had been comparable as a result of they had been each victims of cancel tradition. Rowling, who co-wrote this yr’s Improbable Beasts: The Secrets and techniques of Dumbledore, continues to say bizarre and offensive issues about transgender individuals when unprovoked, together with the concept that making it simpler for individuals to acquire a Gender Recognition Certificates will result in extra sexual assaults (or one thing). Clearly, she’s not too vibrant.