Every year, J.K. Rowling posts an apology via Twitter for someone who was "killed" by her in the Battle Of Hogwarts, which occurred on May 2, 1998.
In previous years, she said sorry for killing Remus Lupin, the loveable werewolf, and Fred Weasley, in which the painful emotions came from George losing his best friend and twin.
This year, she picked a very controversial character to say sorry for killing, especially since on top of his death in the books and movies, the actor for the movies is also deceased.
Yes, 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*
Through the entire series, book or movie, you're made to believe that Severus Snape (played by the late Alan Rickman in the movies) was an evil, mean-spirited, and distraught man, who wanted nothing more than to take Harry Potter down. And though Snape treated Harry terribly for most of his life at Hogwarts, it finally came to a close with the end of The Deathly Hallows, that the entire time, Snape's sole purpose in life was to avenge Harry's mother, Lilly, for whom he loved.
LembraPotterhead Dumbledore:After all this time? Snape: Always
Last year on January 14th, the actor, Alan Rickman also died, and though J.K. Rowling did not make amends with Snape's death in 2016, better late than never in 2017.
J.K. Rowling also made sure to cover her own back, with this tweet, in case there were some tweets taken out of context:
In case the police are reading my notifications, there's a Battle of Hogwarts anniversary tradition going on. I am not on a murder spree. https://t.co/urrUYAMe72
Potterheads, lift your hands for those fallen at the Battle of Hogwarts, 19 years ago today.
19 years since the Battle of Hogwarts #AlwaysHarryPotter https://t.co/WziHqM2DW4
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