AUTHOR JK Rowling has apologised before for killing off some of her Harry Potter characters, including Fred Weasley and Remus Lupin.
However, few were expecting that she would use the May 2nd anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts to apologise for killing of Severus Snape.
“OK, here it is. Please don’t start flame wars over it, but this year I’d like to apologise for killing (whispers) … Snape. *runs for cover*,” she wrote on Twitter.
OK, here it is. Please don’t start flame wars over it, but this year I’d like to apologise for killing (whispers)… Snape. *runs for cover*
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 2, 2017
Snape is one of the divisive characters in the Harry Potter series.
While he did save Harry Potter’s life a couple of times, he also made life much tougher for the junior wizard — although that was mainly because he was in love with Harry Potter’s mother, Lily.
Fans were split on Rowling’s decision to apologise for killing off the character, who was played by Alan Rickman.
When you were excited to see who JK was gonna apologize for killing for the BoH anniversary today and it’s Snape https://t.co/SUbM3VZExr pic.twitter.com/j7nUBgg0Ef
— Slum Beautiful (@TheJazzyBelle) May 2, 2017
@jk_rowling @pottermore Prof.Snape is always in our Hearts!Missin’ him so much also Alan Rickman😕😪 pic.twitter.com/sWXdB1fgNd
— ~SallyLeBecks~ (@SallyLeBecks) May 2, 2017
Out of every character you’ve killed, you’re apologizing for SNAPE?!?!?!?!?!?!?! https://t.co/0fBkqOV9km
— e m m a (@emmmabooks) May 2, 2017
@jk_rowling He was terrible and vindictive. He was also wholesome and good-hearted. He was, in short, human ❤ RIP Sev! pic.twitter.com/uuWYjfotKB
— Tshego Khunou (@xoxo_Tee) May 2, 2017
@jk_rowling Snape is one of the most complex and deepest characters in modern literature. Beautifully written story arc.
— Dave Jones (@WelshGasDoc) May 2, 2017