Thousands of refugees could soon arrive on the doorsteps of author J.K. Rowling’s many mansions – if she accepts the offers of several Twitter users looking to cough up the money for plane tickets, that is.
How did this magnificent outpouring of humanitarianism come about, you ask?
Well, not long prior, J.K. Rowling had been involved in a Twitter spat with Piers Morgan.
The very anti-Trump Rowling, who has been pushing the UK to take in more Syrian refugees, tweeted the following amid the battle, apparently in reference to Piers Morgan’s stance on President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017
Many Twitter users responded to that tweet criticizing Rowling.
— Winston John ???????? (@Johndaveis) February 11, 2017
@jk_rowling How many refugees are living in your house?
— Lelia Menxhü (@LeliaMarie1) February 11, 2017
— laciefae (@laciefae) February 12, 2017
Not long after, ‘Gorilla Mindset’ author Mike Cernovich offered to front some of the money required to fly refugees out to live with J.K. Rowling.
Hi @jk_rowling, I will personally buy plane tickets for up to 100 refugees to live in your mansions for a year. How do we make this happen?
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) February 12, 2017
Things quickly took off and others joined in.
— Lincoln Freeman (@DrLincFreeman) February 12, 2017
— Tokyo Baystar (@eddizinh0) February 12, 2017
— He’s OUR President (@ThatGirEngineer) February 12, 2017
— NothingLikeBeingFREE (@MarkRay1980) February 12, 2017
— LookingAhead ???????? (@BuyerBewareBaby) February 12, 2017
— Mark Kaye (@markkayeshow) February 12, 2017
— Rich Lawrence (@gtrich1) February 12, 2017