Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch Banishes Homophobic Followers With Luna Lovegood's Help: "Got Fed Up of Trolls"

The actress says she "got fed up of trolls"

By Corinne Heller May 27, 2015 3:24 PMTags
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Luna Lovegood has no love for homophobes. Or, as she calls them, "trolls."

In a 3,336-word post recently published on her Facebook page, actress Evanna Lynch, who played the young witch in four Harry Potter films, slams users who criticized homosexuality and Ireland's recent referendum to legalize gay marriage in comments posted on her Instagram. On May 23, the country became the first nation to approve same-sex nuptials by a popular vote, which about 62 percent of residents voting in favor.

"Got fed up of trolls," tweeted Lynch, 23. "Wrote them a special loving post."

"I am making a special request to all of you today in light of an ugly Instagram thread that is really bothering me," Lynch said on Facebook. Simply, if you are someone who perceives homosexuality as 'disgusting' or 'f--ked up' or 'unnatural', will you do me a kindness and please unfollow me on all social media platforms. And then block me."

"And on a not-unrelated note, why are you following me?" she continued. "I think it's safe to assume that the majority of you on here clicked 'like' on account of my portrayal of the character 'Luna Lovegood' in the Harry Potter films...The clue is in the name, people!"

Luna is a friend and ally of main character Harry Potter who is often perceived as quirky and is known for her calm demeanor and kindness. She makes her debut in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and appears in the next third and final films.

"Luna is a character who accepts all people and creatures in all forms, loves them for exactly what they are and who is constantly in awe at the diversity, strangeness and newness of each being she encounters," Lynch wrote. "The only way Luna can be quintessentially Luna is because she loves and accepts herself fully. If Luna were to condemn and vilify such an intrinsic human thing as our sexuality and see ANY color of it as wrong she would not sit so comfortably within herself and she would not be who we know and love."

"Luna is someone who has always taught me to love myself and I don't know what you are doing on my Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, helping others feel awful about the way they are," the actress said. "If you are one of the people who bred hate or revulsion or shame on my Instagram post today then you clearly haven't thought very deeply about what I or Luna Lovegood represent and it's time for you to unfollow."