In the new post-Trump society today, we see many celebrities using their platform to speak out against him. One doesn’t have to even look away from their Twitter feed to see these critiques either. All kinds of celebrities have joined the conversation; actors, musicians, and even our favorite authors. If you are one of J.K. Rowling’s ten million followers, then you’ve been exposed to her thoughts about the world happening around us, especially what she thinks about America’s new president.
Recently, Rowling joined forces with an author that is an expert in all things horror, Stephen King. King had no issue expressing his political views much like Rowling and has been an open critic of President Trump on his Twitter. King has been so much of a critic that Trump blocked him from viewing any of the President’s trademark tweets. Of course, President Trump blocking people from his Twitter has been a common occurrence, and so King being blocked does not come as much of a surprise.
The renowned author was not too upset by Trump blocking him however as he sarcastically tweeted, “Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself.”
Not even two hours later King tweeted again saying, “Have others received a notification of being blocked from Trump’s tweets, or is it a hoax? It’s not as if his tweets are hard to find!”
Clearly, King was not worried about Trump blocking him on Twitter, and his second tweet rang true as J.K. Rowling showed her support. “I still have access. I’ll DM them to you,” Rowling replied to King’s tweets.
Then, Rowling kept her promise to King, and screenshotted one of Trump’s new tweets and tagged the horror author with a caption comparing Trump’s delusions to two of King’s creations from his novels, Annie Wilkes and Cujo. Annie Wilkes was a psychopathic character in Misery that “nurses” her favorite author after he has been in a car crash, only to prove to have violent mood swings and put him through torture. Cujo serves as the rabid dog in Cujo that terrorizes the main characters.
King had fun with his reply as well, referencing to Rowling’s Harry Potter series. He answered back to her, “Well, I’m not the Donald’s #1 fan, so that lets out Annie Wilkes. I think he’s got more of a Dementor vibe.” As Harry Potter fans will know, dementors feed off human’s happiness and leave depression and despair in their wake. It’s safe to say that King gave an accurate description of Trump, then.
All joking aside between the two, both authors pose serious arguments against Trump, and have a plethora of reasoning behind their criticism of him. Although King is the only writer between the two that resides in the United States, it’s clear that the international community has concerns over America’s new president no matter what their occupation may be.
There is no doubt that despite Stephen King being unable to directly see Donald Trump’s tweets, he will continue to voice his opinions on the current state of America’s political affairs. His fans and fellow authors will ensure that King can see the President’s Twitter ramblings even if President Trump has already tried to silence another one of citizens’ voices.