J.K. Rowling apologises for tweets on misleading Trump video

DN Bureau

J.K. Rowling spent her birthday apologising to her fans.

J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

New Delhi: It seems like J.K. Rowling spent her birthday apologising to her fans.

The author, who turned 52 on Monday, clarified on social media her reactions to a misleading video of United States President Donald Trump and apologised for any distress her comments may have caused.

She tweeted, "Re: my tweets about the small boy in a wheelchair whose proferred hand the president appeared to ignore in press footage. Multiple sources have informed me that that was not a full or accurate representation of their interaction.

She did not stop here as she admitted her reaction to the video arose from personal sensitivity to the issue.

The 'Harry Potter' author tweeted, "I very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I saw and if that caused any distress to that boy or his family, I apologise unreservedly. These tweets will remain, but I will delete the previous ones on the subject."

For the unversed, on Friday, Rowling blasted Trump on Twitter for a video that appeared to depict him refusing to shake hands with a child in a wheelchair.

Rowling, who has long been an outspoken critic of Trump, unleashed her frustrations, writing, "This monster of narcissism values only himself and his pale reflections."

She also explained that her anger stemmed from her personal experiences with her mother using a wheelchair.

On Sunday, it was revealed that the video had been deceptively edited and President Trump had, in fact, greeted the child. (ANI)

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