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J.K. Rowling Got Pranked by Russian Comedy Duo Pretending to Be Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky on a Zoom Call

The 12-minute video includes the comedians telling the author that Harry Potter’s forehead scar is reminiscent of the “Z” that Russian troops put on their tanks during the invasion of Ukraine, and asked for the shape of the scar to be changed to the Ukrainian trident, to which she said she would “look into that” and offered to post on social media “because I think that will get into the newspapers.”

Thy also said they were adding the killing curse “Avada Kedavra” on Ukrainian missiles.

“We read Harry Potter to the soldiers in the battalion…just don’t read them passages about half-breeds. They are nationalists and do not like such people,” they said.

Her Lumos charity has been providing aid to children and families in the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine.

“I want to clarify where you are sending the money that Lumos has collected. We want to buy a lot of weapons and missiles with your money to destroy Russian troops, I hope you are all for that,” they said.

“We’ll look after the kids but I really want Ukraine to have all of the arms it needs,” the author responded.

They later dug into her stance on trans rights, saying Professor Dumbledore was actually gay and asked who he slept with. “Hopefully not with a transgender,” they said.

J.K. Rowling was approached to talk about her extensive charitable work in Ukraine, supporting children and families who have been affected by the current conflict in the region,” a representative told THR, calling it “distasteful,” and adding, “The video, which has been edited, is a distorted representation of the conversation.”

She recently received backlash for her tweets on International Women’s Day.

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