After “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling got into a Twitter feud with British journalist Piers Morgan over President Donald Trump’s travel ban, Twitter users called out the author.
On the Feb. 10 edition of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” on which Morgan was a guest, Morgan said that President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, which banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, was not a “Muslim ban.” Another guest, comedian Jim Jefferies, responded by telling Morgan to “f*ck off.”
Rowling took to Twitter to post her reaction: “Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to f*ck off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I’d always imagined.” That led Rowling and Morgan into a Twitter battle.
Following the Twitter feud, Rowling, who has been outspoken about the refugee crisis, was called out by right-wing Twitter users. The author had previously expressed sympathy for refugees, writing, “If you can’t imagine yourself in one of those boats, you have something missing. They are dying for a life worth living.”
Mike Cernovich, a documentarian and social media personality, first called out Rowling and proposed a deal.
“I will personally buy plane tickets for up to 100 refugees to live in your mansions for a year,” Cernovich wrote to Rowling on Twitter. “How do we make this happen?”
Cernovich’s tweet prompted many others to join in. Radio talk show host Mark Kaye offered to buy 20 more tickets. Others offered to buy tickets as well, with some suggesting launching a GoFundMe account.
Cernovich took a poll on his Twitter page, asking if Rowling should accept his offer. Out of more than 27,000 polled, 92 percent voted that she should.
After Cernovich and many others called out Rowling, a petition was launched on Change.org, asking the author to house Muslim refugees in her “18 spare bedrooms,” according to MRCTV:
She [J.K. Rowling] is well-known advocate of open borders and often stated, that Europe has the duty to give every single one of these refugees from all over the middle east, rarely warzones, asylum and welfare. Everyone who represented a different opinion was viciously attacked by her, and she is not alone. Many other multi-millionaires and billionaires seem to be fond of virtue-signaling about refugees. Since she is a sheltered member of the rich elite, who is very much disconnected from the ugly reality of rape, murder and destruction which many of these refugees bring with them, we think that it is time for her to show some true solidarity.
Rowling has not yet responded to Cernovich’s tweets.