As weird as it may sound, several fans of the Harry Potter series seem to adore Severus Snape. You know, the bully of a Professor who had total disregard for the fact that Harry was a kid and cared only about his dead crush. Apparently, the author of the popular book series, JK Rowling also liked him (as does Harry in the Epilogue, by the by). In her latest tweet, the author apologised for killing Snape in the last installment Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. and left the internet fuming.

Rowling tweeted, “OK, here it is. Please don’t start flame wars over it, but this year I’d like to apologise for killing (whispers)… Snape. *runs for cover*.” Why oh, why did you have to remind us of that again?

Earlier, Rowling had also apologised for killing off Fred Weasley and Remus Lupin. In fact, she has also said that the “only time my editor ever saw me cry” was when Lupin died in the Harry Potter series.

Rowling left several fans heartbroken all over again – some because they couldn’t believe she’d remind us of his death, and others because they couldn’t deal with anyone mourning Severus Snape. First of all, he bullied Harry throughout his life at Hogwarts. Also, he completely ignored Lily’s feelings for James Potter (er.. typical jilted lover alert!). His final moments alone do not make up for all the crap he pulled. Or does it? For the Boy Who Lived, it did. Just like it does for JKR herself.

But the reminder of his death was enough to lead to a Twitter war:


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Dejected fans tweeted back at Rowling, demanding an explanation for all the deaths that she should have been sorry about but, did not apologise for.

And… And… What about Dobby?

And, Hedwig. FTW?

Fellow author Melanie Murphy seemed to be all in for a flame war as she tweeted, “hand me a flamethrower.


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While some people tried to come to Rowling’s defense, they were brutally knocked out of the debate.

But, in the end, it all seemed to have worked out well.