In case you're totally unacquainted with the world of Harry Potter fandom, there's a longstanding rift between fans of Professor Snape and... everyone else. J.K. Rowling fanned the flames between the two sides when, in the epilogue for the final Harry Potter book, she revealed that Harry named his son Albus Severus Potter.
On Friday Rowling took to Twitter to offer some insight into that name, and ignited a minor firestorm. Here's how it began:
And it continued:
And she kept debating with her fans. (And not to call anyone out, but it seems like most of these Harry Potter fans making a fuss have a very hard time seeing a nuanced picture of Snape or any other character.)
Then she made a specific statement on why Harry would "perpetuate" Snape's name.
And with Potter fans losing their minds, she finally had to call for some civility.
And finally a last word on the matter.