JK Rowling was the victim of a Russian-made prank while talking to someone she thought was Ukrainian President Zelensky …but ended up being a big troll.
The author hopped on a zoom call with — not the president — but a Russian-based comedy duo Vovan and Lexus …both are known to prank high-profile figures, like VP Kamala Harris and Prince Harry.
The person on the other end of the Zoom call obviously kept their camera off for the interview – major red flag. She planned to tell Zelensky about her charity work for Ukraine, but the guys had other plans.
In the video, the impersonator tells JK that they wrote “Avada Kedavra” on their missiles – referring to his wizarding world’s deadliest spell, often referred to as the “death curse”. She tells them it’s a great idea.
They also ask about the sexual preferences of Dumbledore, someone she once said was gay. ‘Zelensky’ says they hope Dumbledore didn’t sleep with a transgender – piquant at Rowling strong beliefs on trans people.
After learning that she was wasting her time talking to Russian trolls, her spokesperson said The Hollywood Reporter“The video, which has been edited, is a distorted depiction of the conversation,” claiming the whole thing was extremely “in poor taste.”