Navigate to News section

JK Rowling Gets into Twitter Spat Over Anti-Semitism

Today on Jewcy: The ‘Harry Potter’ author defends Jews online.

Gabriela Geselowitz
April 18, 2018

Earlier today, a regular occurrence ran its course—JK Rowling saw a tweet that upset her, and so took to Twitter to retort. Fans have learned to hold their breath whenever she says something, because she has not been without controversy.

But this time the cause was just— the tweet that set her off insisted that Jews, as a religion, could not be the victim of racism, so Rowling spoke out to decry anti-Semitism.

Gabriela Geselowitz is a writer and the former editor of