J.K. Rowling apologizes for 'Harry Potter' death
Back in (the fictional) 1998, Fred Weasley died during the Battle of Hogwarts. And now, Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling is apologizing for it.
“Today I would just like to say: I’m really sorry about Fred,” she tweeted about the ginger’s demise in 2007’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. “*Bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire*”
Rowling chose May 2 of all days to express her regret because that date marks the 17th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, she explained Saturday on Twitter. “I thought I might apologise for one death per anniversary,” she wrote. “Fred was the worst for me, so I started with him.” Apology appreciated, Rowling, but what about a retraction? See the author’s tweets below.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows