Article courtesy of Vanity Fair, written by JoAnna Robinson.
J.K. Rowling has made no secret about her displeasure with Donald Trump. Or did you forget about the time she called him worse than Lord Voldemort? But while the Harry Potter author is still staunchly in the #NeverTrump camp, she took a moment during the PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to defend his right to be as offensive as he wants to be.
When speaking on the subject of free speech Monday night, Rowling said, “Intolerance of alternative viewpoints is spreading to places that make me, a moderate and a liberal, most uncomfortable. Only last year, we saw an online petition to ban Donald Trump from entry to the U.K. It garnered half a million signatures.” But, she interrupted the cheers and laughs from the audience to come to a conclusion they might not have expected.