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J.K. Rowling fires back against post-election Twitter abuse

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Word of advice: Never challenge the woman who wrote Hermione Granger to a Twitter duel.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was on the receiving end of some particularly nasty tweets after the Tories’ nationwide majority and the Scottish National Party’s landslide victory in the this week’s U.K. elections. Sore winners gloated at Rowling, a vocal supporter of the Labour Party, over social media.

WARNING: Tweets contain NSFW language.

Rowling expressed disbelief at the vitriol.  

Not one to take Twitter abuse lying down, she answered a few of her critics with predictably sharp retorts.   

Like, really sharp.

Though she seemed to have things under control, Rowling also shared her gratitude with the supporters who came to her defense.