JK Rowling was tricked by pranksters into making a fake video call with the president of Ukraine
Author JK Rowling is said to have been tricked into speaking in a fake video call with Ukrainian president Vlodymyr Zelensky
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Harry Potter author JK Rowling is said to have cheated when he received a fake Zoom call from Ukrainian president Vlodymyr Zelensky.
A 12-minute video of the prank, allegedly staged by Russian comedy duo Vovan and Lexus, has been shared on YouTube.
Though he can’t be seen on camera, 56-year-old Rowling is confident she’s speaking to the president about her philanthropy in the area through her Lumos foundation.
Vovan and Lexus comedians have previously performed similar tricks on a host of famous names including Billie Eilish, Sir Elton John, Prince Harry and George W Bush.
In the video, the pranksters discuss how Harry Potter’s Z-shaped scar looks similar to the Russian Z-piece symbol.
When asked if she would consider changing her scar to a Ukrainian trident in favor of the country, Rowling replied: “I’ll look into that. It might be good for me to do something on my own. with it on social media because I think it’s going to be in the newspapers. I don’t know if they’re doing that but it’s something I can deal with personally.”
One of the two then added: “I want to clarify where you are sending the money that Lumos has collected. We want to buy a lot of weapons and missiles with your money to destroy the Russian army, I hope I hope you’re all for that.”
Rowling replied: “We will take care of the children, but I really want Ukraine to have all the necessary weapons.”
After discussing weapons, the Zelensky impersonator then questioned fictional Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore’s sexuality.
“Tell me a secret – I’m interested as your fan. Is Dumbledore gay? I won’t tell anyone. And who did he sleep with?” he asks.
Rowling replied: “I said in 2007 that I have always considered Dumbledore to be gay. “It was true and it was a huge scandal at the time that I spoke out about it.
“But yeah, that’s how I still see it. He’s an old man when we see him in the books so his love life doesn’t matter anymore.”
The prankster quipped: “I would never say this to anyone. Hopefully not to a transgender person.”
Rowling has been the subject of widespread condemnation by activists in recent times for her alleged misrepresentation of comments, when she publicly spoke about women’s rights, and angered many with her views. her points about sexuality and gender.
Mirror Online has reached out to JK Rowling’s representative for comment.
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