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J.K. Rowling's Twitter profile

J. K. Rowling has had a Twitter account (@jk_rowling) since August 2009. She uses it to interact with fans and comment on subjects about which she is passionate.

Rowling is known to occasionally reveal new tidbits about the Harry Potter universe through her Twitter account. These are considered canon by the Harry Potter Wiki, on par with interviews, articles or other statements by Rowling.

New canon introduced

2014

LGBT tolerance in the wizarding world

@_Paaulaisadora: "Unfortunately even the most powerful wizard in history is discriminated against for their sexual orientation.. Xxxx love u @jk_rowling"
@jk_rowling: "@_Paaulaisadora Only by ludicrous Muggles. The wizards don't give a damn - it's all about the magic for them."
— J.K. Rowling, 7 September 2014[1]

Wicca in the wizarding world

"To everyone asking whether their religion/belief/non-belief system is represented at Hogwarts: the only people I never imagined there are Wiccans"
—J.K. Rowling, 16 December 2014[2]
@‏gredxforgex: "I could imagine Luna being a little bit wiccan!"
@jk_rowling: ".@GredxForgex Me too! But it's a different concept of magic to the one laid out in the books, so I don't really see how they can co-exist."
— J.K. Rowling, 17 December 2014[3]

Judaism in the wizarding world

‏@benjaminroffman: "my wife said there are no Jews at Hogwarts. I’m a Jew so I assume she said it to be the only magical 1 in the family. Thoughts?"
@jk_rowling: "Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard."
— J.K. Rowling, 16 December 2014[4]
"OK, let me clarify that! Anthony isn't the first Jewish student, nor is he the only one. I just have reasons for knowing most about him!"
—J.K. Rowling, 17 December 2014[5]

Dean Thomas's religion

"There's probably one [follower of Jediism] in there [Hogwarts]. I wouldn't put it past Dean Thomas."
—J.K. Rowling, 16 December 2014[6]

LGBT representation at Hogwarts

@claraoswiin: "do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts? I like to imagine they formed an LGBT club it's safe to assume that Hogwarts had a variety of people and I like to think it's a safe place for LGBT students"
@jk_rowling: ".@claraoswiin But of course. [Quote in meme:] If Harry Potter taught us anything it's that no one should live in a closet"
— J.K. Rowling, 16 December 2014[7]

2015

Destruction of Horcruxes

gardenburger on Tumblr (quoted by @llamaofthelab): "HOW COME WHEN HARRY GETS BITTEN BY THE BASILISK IN CHAMBER OF SECRETS THAT DOESNT DESTROY THE HORCRUX IN HIM SOMEONE ANSWER THIS???"
@jk_rowling: ".@llamaofthelab The Horcrux-receptacle has to be destroyed BEYOND REPAIR, so Harry would need to have DIED. #pleaseneveraskmethatoneagain"
— J.K. Rowling, 6 February 2015[8]

Fluffy's return to Greece

@emybemy2: "what happened to Fluffy after he was released into the forest? I hope he returned to Hogwarts for the battle!"
@jk_rowling: ".@EmyBemy2 He was repatriated to Greece. Dumbledore liked to put Hagrid's more foolish acquisitions back where they belong - not the forest."
— J.K. Rowling, 6 February 2015[9]

Hufflepuff hourglass gems

@HarmonicalHero: "WHAT ARE THE GEMS IN THE HUFFLEPUFF HOURGLASS!?! ...Oh! Also thanks for all that you do. :)"
@jk_rowling: "Diamonds, of course. Because that's what Hufflepuffs are (some a little rougher than others). X"
— J.K. Rowling, 25 April 2015[10]

Moaning Myrtle's name

"Moaning Myrtle's full name was Myrtle Elizabeth Warren."
—J.K. Rowling, 11 May 2015[11]
‏@pableshiff: "Do you remember all the names or you just look up in your folders?"
@jk_rowling: " 'What's a good middle name of the period?' Then, the moment I'd committed myself, I thought: uh oh :)"
— J.K. Rowling, 11 May 2015[12]
‏@BrendanPart: "So that goes back to my question that your more or less made it up on the spot??"
@jk_rowling: "I didn't make up 'Warren' on the spot. I already knew Warren."
— J.K. Rowling, 11 May 2015[13]

Effect of love on Patronuses

@tigs25: "If your patronus changes cause you love someone, if you fall out of love will it stay the same or change to something else?"
@jk_rowling: "Your Patronus only changes if it's eternal love, unchanging - part of you forever"
— J.K. Rowling, 21 May 2015[14]

Fred and George Weasley

"Fred was born first. I always thought that was obvious!"
—J.K. Rowling, 23 May 2015[15]

Porpentina and Queenie Goldstein

".@MaddieDUHx 'Tina' is what her friends and family call her. Would YOU want everyone to call you Porpentina?!"
—J.K. Rowling, 4 June 2015[16]
"@MaddieDUHx Queenie's younger."
—J.K. Rowling, 4 June 2015[17]

Salem Witches' Institute

"The Salem Witches' Institute isn't a school, but a joke on the Women's Institute in the UK."
—J.K. Rowling, 6 June 2015[18]

Absence of wizarding school in New York

@tannerfbowen: "IS NEWT GOING TO VISIT A SCHOOL IN NEW YORK OMG YES"
@jk_rowling: ".@tannerfbowen No, but he's going to meet people who were educated at [name] in [not New York]."
— J.K. Rowling, 6 June 2015[19]

Native American magic

‏@loonyloolaluna: "Will the [name of the?] Wizarding school in America have any relevance to the Native American-Indian culture?"
@jk_rowling: "However, indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school. If I say which tribes, location is revealed."
— J.K. Rowling, 7 June 2015[20]

Lack of Hogwarts tuition fee

@emmalineonline1: "My friends and I are having a super intense debate about the cost of tuition at #Hogwarts Thanks @micnews Double thanks @jk_rowling"
@jk_rowling: "@emmalineonline1 @micnews There's no tuition fee! The Ministry of Magic covers the cost of all magical education!"
— J.K. Rowling, 17 July 2015[21]

Houses of Fantastic Beasts characters

"Newt's a Hufflepuff, but the other heroes went to the American school of wizardry (and yes, I know their houses)."
—J.K. Rowling, 17 July 2015[22]

Vernon Dursley's viewing habits

"Uncle Vernon absolutely loves Top Gear."
—J.K. Rowling, 17 July 2015[23]
".@HannahHedgehog He signed the petition for Clarkson's reinstatement. Said it was the only reason he paid the licence fee."
—J.K. Rowling, 17 July 2015[24]

Luna Lovegood's birthday

"I never get fed up with readers' questions! Luna's birthday is the 13th February."
—J.K. Rowling, 17 July 2015[25]

International Confederation of Wizards

@Tyw77: "Is there a wizard UN?"
@jk_rowling: "The equivalent is the International Confederation of Wizards."
— J.K. Rowling, 8 August 2015[26]

Goldstein family connection

"Well, I think it's widely known that that characters of (Porpen)tina and Queenie are sisters, but not that their surname is Goldstein."
—J.K. Rowling, 15 August 2015[27]
‏@marknffc7: "any rlation to Anthony Goldstein"
@jk_rowling: "Yes (but distant)."
— J.K. Rowling, 15 August 2015[28]

Rubeus Hagrid's Patronus woes

"Hagrid couldn't produce a Patronus. It's a very difficult spell."
—J.K. Rowling, 21 August 2015[29]

James S. Potter's sorting

"I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today. #BackToHogwarts"
—J.K. Rowling, 1 September 2015[30]
"Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody's surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff) disappointed."
—J.K. Rowling, 1 September 2015[31]

Sirius Black's birthday

"WE WON!!!!!! And Sirius Black was born on the 3rd of November xxxxxxxx"
—J.K. Rowling, 10 October 2015[32]

Collective noun for Pygmy Puffs and Puffskeins

@pixies_corner: "herd, quiver, brood, flock.... What is a group of Puffskeins or Pygmy Puffs called?"
@jk_rowling: "A poffle."
— J.K. Rowling, 30 November 2015[33]

2016

Exact location of Uagadou

"@naunihalpublic Uagadou takes students from all over Africa, but it is in Uganda. #IAgreePottermoreShouldSayThatWillChangeDescription"
—J.K. Rowling, 30 January 2016[34]

Native American skin-walkers

@weasley_dad: "I'm a little confused, can you help me? Were the skin-walkers evil or not? Or were they simple animagus?"
@jk_rowling: ".@Weasley_dad In my wizarding world, there were no skin-walkers. The legend was created by No-Majes to demonise wizards."
— J.K. Rowling, 8 March 2016[35]

Stuart Hogg's magical status

"That thing where I said Stuart Hogg might be a Squib? He's a wizard. #AsOne #6Nations"
—J.K. Rowling, 19 March 2016[36]

Equivalence between Hogwarts and Ilvermorny houses (or lack thereof)

@Pulkitsrivast16: "Are Wampus equivalent of Hogwart's Hufflepuff.If yes,let me cry in a corner."
@jk_rowling: "There is no equivalence between Hogwarts and Ilvermorny houses, but don't diss Hufflepuff!"
— J.K. Rowling, 28 June 2016[37]

William the Pukwudgie

@Lou_Aquiler: "What do you think of me hearing the voice of Tom Waits for William the Pukwudgie?"
@jk_rowling: "Perfect!"
— J.K. Rowling, 29 June 2016[38]

Eighteen (sic) Years Later

"If you're at Kings Cross, the Potter, Granger-Weasley and Malfoy families are there too. Albus Severus starts school today #19YearsLater."
—J.K. Rowling, 1 September 2016[39]

Rowling later deleted the preceding tweet, as she got the date wrong by one year (the events of the Epilogue take place on 1 September 2017):

"I got the year wrong: blame #CursedChild! In my head it's already 19 years later! #BackToHogwarts"
—J.K. Rowling, 1 September 2016[40]

Gringotts

@Sidemanlucus: "what I want to know is if gringotts will change muggle money to gallions?"
@jk_rowling: "Of course, or Muggleborns couldn't buy wands."
— J.K. Rowling, 1 September 2016[41]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel

@SnitchSeeker: "EXCLUSIVE: 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel set to begin in Paris 1926, days after first movie timeline http://fb.me/5hK9yrRhj"
@jk_rowling: "This isn't correct, I'm afraid! The sequel doesn't begin days after first movie ends (although we do go to Paris.)"
— J.K. Rowling, 13 November 2016[42]

Date range of Fantastic Beasts franchise

@KurtGaming1: "I ask why you decided to make 4 extra movies? Just curious if it was bc of story reasons or something else?"
@jk_rowling: "Our story starts in 1926 and ends in 1945. It's just too big to fit in one movie!"
— J.K. Rowling, 21 November 2016[43]

Newt on visitors to his magical suitcase

@TVSanjeev: "I'll save the questions till our fabled drink in that case. @FantasticBeasts last night & this morning a @lumos t shirt arrived"
@jk_rowling: "Looking forward to the drink but Newt doesn't encourage visitors to his case xxx"
— J.K. Rowling, 21 November 2016[44]

Fate of Frank the Thunderbird

@inmy_tree: "Is Frank actually a Thunderbird and did he make it to Arizona ok?"
@jk_rowling: "Yes and yes!"
— J.K. Rowling, 21 November 2016[45]

Newt's expulsion from Hogwarts

@ClaraMarie88: "Why was Newt allowed to keep his wand & do magic, and work for the ministry? Hagrid had a different experience after expulsion."
@jk_rowling: "All will become clear. Trust me."
— J.K. Rowling, 21 November 2016[46]

External links

Notes and references

  1. @_Paaulaisadora Only by ludicrous Muggles. The wizards don't give a damn - it's all about the magic for them. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  2. To everyone asking whether their religion/belief/non-belief system is represented at Hogwarts: the only people I never imagined there 1/2 are Wiccans by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  3. .@GredxForgex Me too! But it's a different concept of magic to the one laid out in the books, so I don't really see how they can co-exist.
  4. .@benjaminroffman Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  5. OK, let me clarify that! Anthony isn't the first Jewish student, nor is he the only one. I just have reasons for knowing most about him! by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  6. .@joe_hook There's probably one in there. I wouldn't put it past Dean Thomas. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  7. But of course. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  8. @HarmonicalHero .@llamaofthelab The Horcrux-receptacle has to be destroyed BEYOND REPAIR, so Harry would need to have DIED. #pleaseneveraskmethatoneagain by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  9. @HarmonicalHero .@EmyBemy2 He was repatriated to Greece. Dumbledore liked to put Hagrid's more foolish acquisitions back where they belong - not the forest. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  10. @HarmonicalHero Diamonds, of course. Because that's what Hufflepuffs are (some a little rougher than others). X by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  11. .@HotmHayles @lankytwat Moaning Myrtle's full name was Myrtle Elizabeth Warren. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  12. .@pableshiff @HotmHayles @lankytwat 'What's a good middle name of the period?' Then, the moment I'd committed myself, I thought: uh oh :) by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  13. .@BrendanPart @lankytwat I didn't make up 'Warren' on the spot. I already knew Warren. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  14. .@tigs25 Your Patronus only changes if it's eternal love, unchanging - part of you forever. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  15. .@Eowynlily Fred was born first. I always thought that was obvious! by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  16. .@MaddieDUHx 'Tina' is what her friends and family call her. Would YOU want everyone to call you Porpentina?! by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  17. @MaddieDUHx Queenie's younger. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  18. .@jgrahamhutch The Salem Witches' Institute isn't a school, but a joke on the Women's Institute in the UK. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  19. .@tannerfbowen No, but he's going to meet people who were educated at [name in [not New York].] by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  20. @loonyloolaluna However, indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school. If I say which tribes, location is revealed. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  21. @emmalineonline1 @micnews There's no tuition fee! The Ministry of Magic covers the cost of all magical education! by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  22. @emmalineonline1 Newt's a Hufflepuff, but the other heroes went to the American school of wizardry (and yes, I know their houses). by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  23. Uncle Vernon absolutely loves Top Gear. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  24. .@HannahHedgehog He signed the petition for Clarkson's reinstatement. Said it was the only reason he paid the licence fee. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  25. .@jgrahamhutch I never get fed up with readers' questions! Luna's birthday is the 13th February. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  26. The equivalent is the International Confederation of Wizards. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  27. Well, I think it's widely known that that characters of (Porpen)tina and Queenie are sisters, but not that their surname is Goldstein. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  28. Yes (but distant). by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  29. Hagrid couldn't produce a Patronus. It's a very difficult spell." by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  30. I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today. #BackToHogwarts" by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  31. Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody's surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff) disappointed." by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  32. WE WON!!!!!! And Sirius Black was born on the 3rd of November xxxxxxxx by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  33. A poffle. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  34. @naunihalpublic Uagadou takes students from all over Africa, but it is in Uganda. #IAgreePottermoreShouldSayThatWillChangeDescription by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  35. @Weasley_dad In my wizarding world, there were no skin-walkers. The legend was created by No-Majes to demonise wizards. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  36. That thing where I said Stuart Hogg might be a Squib? He's a wizard. #AsOne #6Nations by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  37. There is no equivalence between Hogwarts and Ilvermorny houses, but don't diss Hufflepuff! by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  38. Perfect! by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  39. "JK Rowling makes 'back to Hogwarts' gaffe by getting key date wrong" at BBC
  40. I got the year wrong: blame #CursedChild! In my head it's already 19 years later! #BackToHogwarts by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  41. Of course, or Muggleborns couldn't buy wands. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  42. This isn't correct, I'm afraid! The sequel doesn't begin days after first movie ends (although we do go to Paris.) by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  43. Our story starts in 1926 and ends in 1945. It's just too big to fit in one movie! by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  44. Looking forward to the drink but Newt doesn't encourage visitors to his case xxx by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  45. Yes and yes! by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  46. All will become clear. Trust me. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
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