J.K. Rowling gave us Harry Potter and the Wizarding World, and since then, nothing has been the same.
From Hogwarts to the Triwizard Tournament, and the Boy Who Lived, J.K. Rowling gave us books, films, and a global phenomenon. Though the original series came to an end in 2011 with the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, prequels and sequels have been aplenty.
Still, with so many characters, places, and spells, Rowling has been vocal about things she would do differently in the series if she had the chance. For all of you Potterheads who ship Ron and Hermione, you should know that she wouldn’t have put them in a relationship. Still, there is one decision that the British novelist regrets above all else, and it just might leave you in shambles.
Yesterday, Rowling jumped on Twitter and dropped a bombshell. She said, “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*”
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
Every year on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, Rowling has apologized to her fans for killing off certain characters, but this one was just too much. The passing of Alan Rickman who played Snape in the films was a devastating loss to both Potterheads and the acting world, so this one hit a raw nerve.
Still, Snape’s death made sense in the grand scheme of things, he had one of the greatest and most heroic character arcs in modern literature. That doesn’t mean we won’t take Rowling’s apology though. We’re still in our feelings about it!