Better late than never, right? Renowned ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling is finally apologizing for that infamous character death!
Hey Harry Potter fans, J.K. Rowling knows you’re still not over her decision to kill off Fred Weasley– and she’s finally ready to apologize! Fans of the epic book series were devastated back in 2007 when the very last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, saw the end of lovable Fred. The author, feeling our ongoing pain, took to Twitter recently to try to make up for the heartache she caused her readers. Check out what she had to say!
J.K. Rowling’s Apology For Fred Weasley
Specifically, she’s thinking back on all those deaths which, obviously, none of us have gotten over. In an attempt to gain our forgiveness, J.K. took to Twitter on May 2 and wrote, “Today I would just like to say: I’m really sorry about Fred. *Bows head in acceptance of your reasonable ire*” Okay J.K., because you gave us basically the best book series ever, we guess we can forgive you. We guess.
Check out the Tweet below!
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
Rest In Peace, Fred Weasley
Making the Tweet even more epic, there’s a reason why J.K. chose that date to finally make the apology. Per the fictional timeline of Harry Potter, May 2, 2015 marked the 17th anniversary of The Battle of Hogwarts (which, as we know, claimed Fred’s life).
Addressing a fan, J.K. added, “I thought I might apologise for one death per anniversary. Fred was the worst for me, so I started with him.”
You know what would make the apology even better? Infinite Harry Potter books for the rest of forever. Sound good, J.K.?
Are you still torn up about Fred Weasley’s death?
— Casey Mink