JK Rowling Apologized For Killing One Of Your Fave 'Harry Potter' Characters

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Does it make it better or worse JK Rowling is well aware of the pain she put people through with the seventh "Harry Potter" book?

On the one hand, it's nice to know she cares so much. On the other, WHY DID YOU HAVE TO KILL THESE CHARACTERS IN THE FIRST PLACE, JO?

For the past few years on this date, Queen Jo tweeted an apology for a character she mercilessly killed in the Battle of Hogwarts on May 2, the fictional battle's anniversary.

This year, she's sorry for killing Remus Lupin.

Once again, it's the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts so, as promised, I shall apologise for a death. This year: Remus Lupin. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2016

I mean the dude literally JUST had a child. C'MON. Couldn't just one of the Marauders not die tragically?!

She wasn't even going to kill Lupin until she wrote the fifth book. We all were SO CLOSE.

In the interests of total honesty I'd also like to confess that I didn't decide to kill Lupin until I wrote Order if the Phoenix. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2016

I do not understand this Arthur Weasley logic at all. MORE THAN ONE FAMILY CAN BE HAPPY, JO!

Arthur lived, so Lupin had to die. I'm sorry. I didn't enjoy doing it. The only time my editor ever saw me cry was over the fate of Teddy. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2016

Remus' son, Teddy, will never know either of his parents, just like Harry. Yeah, that's not tragic at all, Jo.

.@Brieuc26Rankin I thought I might apologise for one death per anniversary. Fred was the worst for me, so I started with him. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2015

And yeah, last year's apology was for Fred Weasley. JK Rowling is kind of a monster, just a little bit.

Today I would just like to say: I'm really sorry about Fred. *Bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire* — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2015



Citations: J.K. Rowling apologizes for killing one important character at the Battle of Hogwarts (Mashable)