J.K. Rowling Apologizes for Killing Professor Snape

J.K. Rowling apologized for one of her most controversial Harry Potter death and consequentially divided her fans on social media.

The author of the Harry Potter franchise issued the apology on Twitter on Tuesday (May 2, 2017), the anniversary of the fictional Battle of Hogwarts in which many popular characters met their fate.

“OK, here it is,” Rowling began. “Please don’t start flame was over it, but this year I’d like to apologise for killing (whispers)… Snape. *runs for cover*”

Various responses were fired at Rowling by avid fans via tweet:

Rowling previously apologized for killing Fred Weasley and Remus Lupin. Professor Snape, who was portrayed by the late Alan Rickman in the movie franchise of the book series. He had an allegiance to Voldemort until he switched sides due to his love for Harry Potter’s mother, Lily Potter. He was killed by Voldemort’s snake at the Battle of Hogwarts after he became a spy for Dumbledore.