JK Rowling And Aziz Ansari Brilliantly Troll Rupert Murdoch’s Islamophobic Comments

These celebrities had a thing or two to say about Murdoch’s anti-Muslim tweets.

In the aftermath of the deadly Paris attack, where 12 people were shot dead in the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and more murdered in a market, many prominent personalities have been speaking up on issues regarding freedom of speech in relation with Islam and Muslims.

Following the trend, controversial media mogul Rupert Murdoch also took a part in the debate by posting some anti-Muslim comments on his Twitter. But don't expect any thoughtful debate when Murdoch opens his mouth.

Murdoch’s Friday tweets read how all Muslims were to blame for the actions of few extremists, and how "jihadist danger is looming everywhere."


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However, celebrated British author J.K. Rowling had the perfect response to Murdoch’s racist posts. The Harry Potter author called Murdoch out on his Islamophobic comments, saying that since she was born a Christian, she should be held responsible for Rupert Murdoch’s xenophobia. 


And it was just the beginning. Taking a sarcastic tone, Rowling proceeded to hold herself accountable for the atrocities of Spanish Inquisition, and claiming that more Muslims have been killed by the terrorists than non-Muslims.

A Twitter user tried using Rowling's own Harry Potter against her, but the author snapped back in the most perfect of ways, with dignity and an equal amount of sass.

Famous comedian Aziz Ansari also got in on the action with his hashtag #RupertsFault. 

A few other twitter users also joined in.

Rowling, Ansari and sanity: 1. Rupert Murdoch: 0.

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