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J.K. Rowling speaks out about Scottish independence on Twitter

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On Monday, Twitter user @mypolitics drew ire from Harry Potter author JK Rowling after writing that while he “got over” the Scottish vote against independence from England “ages ago,” “for some reason I’m still heartbroken that @jk_rowling called us ‘Death Eaters.’” Rowling herself soon responded, telling the Scottish nationalist to “get [his] facts straight.”

The Harry Potter author was quick to correct the user in a series of subsequent responses:

.@mypolitics I said that when people started discriminating against anyone’s right to a view on the purity of their blood, things became 1/2

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 4, 2015

.@mypolitics “a little Death-Eatery for my tastes”. Were you discriminating on grounds of racial purity? Was my blood not Scottish enough?

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 4, 2015

.@mypolitics I was called ‘traitor’, ‘whore’ and ‘bitch’, told to go back where I came from, lambasted for taking Scottish benefits.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 4, 2015

.@mypolitics You accused me of saying something I didn’t. I suggest you get your facts straight.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 4, 2015

.@mypolitics If you are going to quote me, I suggest you quote me accurately.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 4, 2015

Eventually, @mypolitics wrote: “I think I’ve pissed off @jk_rowling” and issued a correction: “@jk_rowling didn’t call us all death eaters, just the abusive ones. Press twisted it to look like she meant all of us.” Rowling replied: “Let’s agree that the press misquoting me is not my fault and people calling me a whore is not yours. Have a nice day :)”

As The Telegraph notes, “Last summer, Ms. Rowling became the largest financial backer of the campaign to keep Scotland in the UK after donating 1 million pounds.”