"Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling fired back at a number of
Rowling received a stream of abusive tweets after the election results, mostly from supporters of the Scottish National Party, who support independence for Scotland. Rowling, who opposes Scottish independence, is a supporter of the
Rowling used her Twitter account to respond to some of her attackers, telling one, "The Internet doesn't just offer opportunities for misogynistic abuse, you know. Penis enlargers can also be bought discreetly." The account to which she was responding has since been suspended by Twitter.
She also credited
In a series of tweets to another user, Rowling said she was growing tired of the barrage of abuse on Twitter. "This week, though, my personal line has been crossed," she wrote, "with being called traitor ... the least of the abuse. I feel no responsibility to hush up that kind of behaviour to protect the image of any political party. It isn't always fun being a famous woman on Twitter and I believe in standing up to bullies."