J.K Rowling hits back at magazine that suggested putting kids under the stairs

22 September 2015 / 1 year 1 month ago

J.K. Rowling was NOT happy when a magazine seemed to suggest that keeping your child in a bedroom under the stairs was a good idea.

Ian Rankin said in a tweet to the Harry Potter author: "Changed days, eh, @jk_rowling?"

It included a screenshot of a magazine article, with a tongue-in-cheek caption:


"Short on space? Shove the kids under the stairs in a Harry Potter bedroom."

The successful author was not delighted that her magical series has inspired such a 'trend'. In the books, Harry Potter was a subject of neglect and abuse, known for living in a cramped cupboard under the stairs in his aunt and uncle's house.

Rowling was very quick to hit back that she did not think putting your kids under the stairs was a good idea.

She responded with her own tweet, "I would like to make it clear that I don't endorse shutting children under the stairs. Thought I'd made that clear."

J.K. Rowling personally gives millions to children's charities each year, and has founded her own kids' rights organization, Lumos.

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