J.K. Rowling, like the majority of those who heard Donald Trump's call for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,' was not pleased. She thought the Presidential candidate's comments made him even worse than the famous antagonist of her books, Voldemort.
Joining in the fray of Democrats, Muslim Americans, and even Republicans who have since expressed their dismay over Trump's anti-Muslim comments, Rowling took to her Twitter account to rant about the insulting suggestion. For her, Voldemort was not even as bad as Trump. Fans of the "Harry Potter" series worldwide would know that even if Rowling's statement was short and light, she was seriously dissing Trump. Voldemort after all invoked so much fear in the Wizarding world that he is called "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named." He was that bad, but Rowling thinks Trump surpassed him.
How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad. https://t.co/hFO0XmOpPH— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 8, 2015
The famed author's comments received widespread support. Many even called her "queen" because of this.
Rowling is not the first to compare Trump to some evil figure, fictional or otherwise. The Philadelphia Daily News compared Trump to Adolf Hitler once, with all that he has been suggesting ever since the Paris attacks last month.
There is a chance though that Trump's comments may backfire against him. While he is no stranger to backlash due to his comments and he seemingly does not care what people are saying about him, The Associated Press claimed that there is one group of Muslims that could make Trump pay for his comments: Gulf Arab businessmen.
According to the Associated Press, Trump has been doing big and lucrative business in the Gulf Arab emirates for years now, including licensing his name for golf courses as well as establishing luxury hotels and other real estate projects in the region, but his comments lately may negatively affect these. Dubai's Landmark Group is allegedly removing all Trump home decor items from its 180 Lifestyle stores, claiming they could not work with Trump anymore because "it values and respects the sentiments of its customer."
One of Trump's partners as well as Emirati business magnate, Khalaf Al-Habtoor changed his mind about supporting Trump's presidential run last month, even though he already publicly announced back in August that he would be backing Trump. Al-Habtoor is now really angry at the presidential candidate, telling Associated Press he would not let him in on his office ever.
BBC News, however, reported that aside from being upsetting, Trump's remarks can even be dangerous for the country. BBC News claimed that Trump's comments could only serve to "bolster ISIL's narrative."