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J.K. Rowling’s tweets about the London attacks mix solemnity with snark

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J.K. Rowling had some choice words to share with her followers in the wake of Saturday’s cowardly terrorist attack on London citizens.

She was tweeting in response to a New York Times post that characterized the United Kingdom as “reeling” in the wake of its second terror attack in two weeks. Saturday’s incident followed a May 22 suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

The NYT tweet in question links to coverage of the Saturday attacks, noting that they “hit a nation still reeling from the shock of the bombing in Manchester almost 2 weeks ago.”

She even fended off a troll who accused her of being disconnected and out of touch. In response to a derisive tweet that scoffed at her commenting on the news from the safety of a “walled off secure compound,” Rowling issued a corrective.

Then, when the same troll corrected her surname spelling of Superman’s arch-nemesis it’s “Luthor” in the comics Rowling went all-in on the snark.

As usual, she saved her most withering blast for a favored and ever-deserving Twitter punching bag: Donald J. Trump.

Responding to a tweet from 45 that brazenly chastised the mayor of London for trying to rally the spirits of his constituents in the hours after the attack, Rowling issued another snarky corrective.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/06/04/jk-rowling-london-attacks-tweets/