‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling. (file photo)
Washington: “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling has become the latest victim of a hoax by Russian comedians Vovan and Lexus, which led the former to believe she was having a video call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The mischief didn’t go down well with Rowling. As The Hollywood Reporter reports, his spokesperson slammed Woven and Lexus, calling the hoax “distasteful.”
JK Rowling was contacted to speak about her extensive charitable work in Ukraine supporting children and families affected by the current conflict in the region. The video, which has been edited, distorts the conversation. There is representation,” said the spokesperson.
In the 12-minute video of the prank, Rowling was told by fake Zelensky that Harry Potter’s famous forehead mark resembles the “Z” symbol used by the Russian military on tanks and other weapons.
Jokers asked Rowling if she would change the Harry mark to a more pro-Ukraine symbol, to which the author replied, “I’ll look into that, it might be good for me to do something with him myself on social media.” Because I think it will come in the newspapers.”
According to Variety, the pranksters also told Rowling that Ukraine’s military would begin writing “Avada Kedavra” on its missiles, a reference to the killing curse in the “Harry Potter” franchise.
Before Rowling, Russian comedians have poked fun at Elton John, Prince Harry, Billie Eilish, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and George W. Bush in the past.
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