A Twitter user described Serena Williams as being ‘built like a man’ and ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling immediately jumped to William’s defence.
J.K. Rowling is one of those magical sort of people who will always stand up to a bully and she’s frequently made a point of using social media as a tool to stop cyber bullies from continuing to spread hate. Today, after Serena Williams won the Women’s Singles Championship at Wimbledon, one Twitter user criticised Williams’ appearance and Rowling had something to say about it.
J.K. Rowling responded to a cyber bully who felt it necessary to make comments about Serena Williams' physique.
Rowling, who is a long time fan and friend of Williams, tweeted her support and congratulations for the tennis player after she won Wimbledon. ‘What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!’ Rowling wrote on Saturday (11th July).
A Twitter user responded to Rowling’s tweet, writing ‘ironic then that main reason for her success is that she is built like a man’. Rowling wasn’t having any of this nonsense and immediately hit back at the user.
‘@diegtristan8 "she is built like a man". Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You're an idiot,’ Rowling wrote.
Rowling also included two pictures of Williams looking strong, feminine and pretty fabulous.
The Harry Potter author is a huge fan of Williams and shared her support for the tennis player throughout the day. Rowling justified her decision to support Williams, writing ‘you don't meet many super-talented people nicer than she is.’ She also tweeted a picture of herself with Williams at Wimbledon.
Fortunately, the unpleasant Twitter user was in the minority and the majority of high-profile users highly praised and congratulated Williams. These included Hilary Clinton, actress Laverne Cox and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.
#SerenaSlam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 11, 2015
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