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J.K. Rowling Defends Snape Haters — Explains Why Harry Potter Named His Son After The Professor!

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Ahhh, the great Snape debate rages on!!

It's been eight years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out and people are STILL obsessing over the fact that Harry named his second son — Albus Severus — after Dumbledore and the ever so polarizing Snape.

It all started when author J.K. Rowling decided to do one of her popular Twitter Q&A's on Friday…

A social media follower asked:

"Why did you pick Snape to name Harry's kid after? I'm genuinely curious as he was nothing but abusive towards everyone."

The author promptly responded, trying to formulate understanding in a series of messages:

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J.K. Rowling Calls Out Misogynistic Trolls By Sharing Some Inspiring Words On #NationalPoetryDay!

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J.K. Rowling celebrates #NationalPoetryDay the right way!

In case you didn't already know, J.K. Rowling is a bit of a whiz when it comes to Twitter, so naturally she just had to get in on the action for #NationalPoetryDay!

But instead of sharing any old poem, the famed author decided to use the day as a chance to send a message some of the trolls of the Internet, specifically the misogynistic fellas!

Related: Check Out J.K. Rowling's Best Tweets HERE!

J.K. shared a snap of the poem Invisible Men by Musa Okwonga, which reads:

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Did J.K. Rowling Steal The Idea For Harry Potter? See What Two Writers Think Of Similarities To Their Work!

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Harry Potter is one of the most inspired, imaginative works of literature of the past hundred years.

Only, is it the most original??

Certain similarities to other works of fiction that predate J.K. Rowling's tales of witchcraft and wizardry have led some fans to cry plagiarism!

Related: J.K. Rowling Says We're All Pronouncing He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named's Name Wrong!

For instance, the 1986 horror film Troll is known mostly for its unrelated sequel Troll 2, AKA the "Best Worst Movie" ever made.

But did you know it also has a young boy hero named Harry Potter? Who learns to do magic spells??

Screenwriter Ed Naha was asked recently about the similarities to his lead character — who predates the first Harry Potter book by over a decade — and he said:

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OMG! J.K. Rowling Says We're All Pronouncing He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named's Name Wrong!

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Please, obliviate our transgressions, great and powerful J.K.!

So you know how He-who-shall-not-be-named is, like, one of the most iconic villains of all time?

Yeah… well, as it turn out, we've been saying one of Harry Potter's main character's names wrong this whole time.

[ Related: J.K. Rowling Is Absolutely Killing The Twitter Game ]

When one fan tried to pass off the controversial info as a piece of Hogwarts trivia, J.K. Rowling herself confirmed the worldwide mistake, saying:

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Harry Potter Director Chris Columbus Wants To Direct Sequels With The Original Cast — But What Does J.K. Rowling Think!?

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This could be amazing!

Chris Columbus, the director of the first two Harry Potter films, revealed that he would "love" to direct more films that take place after the events of Deathly Hallows!

[ Video: Daniel Radcliffe Performs The Real Slim Shady At A Karaoke Bar ]

While doing press for his upcoming Adam Sandler film Pixels, the director dished how curious he is to see what Harry, Ron and Hermione were up to at Hogwarts after they defeated Voldemort.

He said:

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J.K. Rowling Owns A Twitter Troll Hating On Serena Williams In The Most Perfect Way — Read The Tweet HERE!

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Paging Rob, the random Twitter user (below) who just got owned: you should probably delete your account now.

That's because J.K. Rowling went all in on his insensitivity after he criticized Serena Willliams' success.

Rob likened her tennis ability to the fact that she was built like a man, and Rowling put an end to that in, oh, less than 140 characters.

[ Related: Serena Wins Wimbledon… Again! ]

Ch-ch-check out the epic tweet response (below):

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Check Out J.K. Rowling's PERFECT Response To The Westboro Baptist Church!

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J.K. Rowling shows the Westboro Baptist Church who's boss

We are just so thrilled that Ireland has become the first country to legalize gay marriage!

But, we aren't the only ones celebrating!

J.K. Rowling took to Twitter on Saturday to share her excitement about the groundbreaking vote:

Then, when a fan reached out to her about how Dumbledore — who the Harry Potter author has confirmed is gay — and other members of the wizarding world could be themselves in Ireland, J.K. decided to reference the highly rumored romance between the Hogwarts Headmaster and Gandalf from Lord of the Rings:

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