'Tear Down Those Mansion Walls': Twitter Users Offer Plane Tickets for Refugees to Go Live at J.K. Rowling's Mansion
J.K. Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter” series, got into a Twitter feud with Daily Mail editor Piers Morgan.
Rowling once compared the stories about immigrants effected by the “travel ban” to ones she heard while working at Amnesty International about political prisoners under dictatorships.
She called the moment “as satisfying as I'd imagined,” and the two battled back-and-forth on Twitter. The fight quickly escalated and users from all walks of life got in on the action.
“Gorilla Mindset” documentarian Mike Cernovich proposed a deal for the writer:
Host of the “Mark Kaye Show” offered 20 tickets:
One user wanted to “spread the wealth” among Hollywood:
A “GoFundMe” page might be coming:
Even people without the big documentary cash were willing to sacrifice for the refugees:
After polling 27,301 people, Cernovich called for Rowling to “tear down those mansion walls,” and appease the 92% who voted for her to accept his offer:
Rowling's Twitter has Scotland as her current location. In 2001, the author purchased a 162-acre property near Aberfeldy. “Killiechassie estate” has seven bedrooms in the main house, as well as an additional two-bedroom house, according to The Telegraph.
Rowling also owns a home in Edinburgh. The garden sprawls across the neighboring land that was previously home to a 17th-century house that the author had knocked down so she could expand, as reported by The Guardian.
Her Edinburgh home also features two “Harry Potter-esque” tree houses, according to a report by the Daily Mail:
The “Harry Potter” writer even had a “wall” of 30-ft hedges put up around her home to increase her privacy:
At the time this article was published, J.K. Rowling had not responded to Cernovich's offer.