J.K. Rowling Slams Twitter Follower for Criticizing Serena Williams' Body After Wimbledon: "You're an Idiot"

Harry Potter author defends Wimbledon champion against Internet troll

By Mike Vulpo Jul 11, 2015 9:10 PMTags
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If there's one person who knows the power of words, it's J.K. Rowling.

Perhaps this could explain why the Harry Potter author felt compelled to respond to one Twitter follower who wanted to criticize Serena Williams' body. Yes, the Serena Williams who just killed it Saturday morning once again by winning four straight majors at Wimbledon.

The unknown follower who goes by the name of Rob suggested "that [the] main reason for her success is that she is built like a man." 

But being the true boss that she is, Rowling decided to share his quote with her 4.9 million followers and add a little sass to his remark. "Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress," she tweeted with Williams working a chic red dress. "You're an idiot."

Could we have said it better ourselves?

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As it turns out, Rowling is a proud member of #TeamSerena just like so many tennis fans around the world. Before Saturday morning's final, the 49-year-old best-selling writer shared a picture of the tennis star with a sweet message.

"I'm #TeamSerena today, because you don't meet many super-talented people nicer than she is," she wrote online. "Go @SerenaWilliams."

She added, "#SerenaSlam! I love her! What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!"

With all of this fandemonium surrounding the Wimbledon finals, could we ever expect to see Rowling herself on the court one day? Not so fast, ladies and gentlemen.

"My tennis game is non-existent," she admitted to one follower. "Feeble little arms like a T-Rex due to years of typing, typing, typing. Strong fingers though."