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May 11, 2015 at 10:25 PM EDT

J.K. Rowling doesn’t shy away from politics: she’s been outspoken about Scottish independence and gay rights, among many other topics. On Monday, she inadvertently edged into American politics when a fan asked on Twitter what Moaning Myrtle’s full name was. Rowling’s reply: “Moaning Myrtle’s full name was Myrtle Elizabeth Warren.”

But after the tweet went viral, Rowling said it was not meant to be a statement of any kind.

This post has been updated to included new comments from J.K. Rowling.

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