When wealthy celebrity author of the Harry Potter franchise J.K. Rowling heard about President Donald Trump’s travel ban and proposed wall, she immediately slammed him as a racist. However, just after demanding that Trump opens the borders to all refugees, she received a surprise that would have her eating her words.
Rowling, who is reportedly worth over $1 billion, took to Twitter to criticize Trump for beefing up national security in order to properly vet asylum seekers. Refusing to believe that many are crossing the border and committing heinous crimes in their host countries, the out-of-touch celebrity writer flew off the handle, spewing vulgarity over the temporary ban.
As expected, the liberal elitist was not only immediately called out on her hypocrisy but asked to put her money where her mouth is. Independent Journal Review reports that as soon as Rowling, a British citizen living in Scotland, demanded the U.S. resettle even more Muslim refugees, she was bombarded with tweets and a petition demanding that she house asylum seekers in her massive mansion to set the example.
While tweets demanding Rowling practice what she preaches continue to flood in, the petition garnered nearly 1,000 signatures in less than 2 hours since its publication. Its creator explains that because Rowling wants more refugees, she should be the first celebrity to house them in her “18 spare bedrooms” at her multi-million dollar manor — or at least one of them.
In addition, Twitter users have initiated a social media campaign cleverly called “Tear Down Those Mansion Walls,” in which 92 percent of over 27,000 voters agreed that Rowling should house refugees.
Should @jk_rowling accept my generous offer to fly up to 100 refugees to live in her several mansions?
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 12, 2017
“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,” the petition states. “J.K. Rowling has 18 spare bedrooms in her mansions in Britain and could easily give 18 refugees a long-time housing, not to mention the space available on her giant property to erect refugee shelters…To make this group of refugees representative of the situation Europe, we also demand that the group consists of 14 men and 4 women, since over 75% of the millions of refugees are male.”
In 2015, Rowling enraged her entire neighborhood with the trimming of the 30-foot-high hedges she placed around her Edinburgh home. For 3 days, traffic was blocked so that landscaping crew could maintain the massive shrubbery that she erected to not only keep people off her property but prevent them from even setting eyes upon her glorious riches. It’s almost as if she built a “wall” around herself to keep undesirables out. How xenophobic.
The filthy-rich author’s 17th-century manor was purchased for a whopping $3.1 million at the height of her success. Now, she lives in an even more luxurious castle in Aberfeldy. However, she doesn’t appear to want to spread the wealth.
In fact, she seems to think that she should have the authority to demand that everyone else foot the bill for her beloved migrants. Of course, aside from not wanting to give up her millions, Rowling won’t even spare one of her posh suites to house a poor, innocent refugee.
As expected, Rowling hasn’t responded to the petition or any of the countless tweets demanding she stops being a hypocrite and does what she’s telling everyone else to do. Still, liberal elitists will always be the “do as I say, not as I do” crowd when it comes to practicing what they believe. It’s further proof that their policies sound good on paper but, when it comes to delivery, even they don’t want to be around when the shoe drops.