Rowling was enticed into a Zoom conversation with Russian comedy duo Vovan and Lexus, who have such high-profile scalps on their prank list as Kamala Harris and Prince Harry. Rowling thought she was talking to President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The camera was off on the Russian side of the Zoom call. Rowling hoped to be able to talk about her charity work for Ukraine. However, the comedy duo told her that the Ukrainians wrote “Avada Kedavra” on their missiles, a nod to the most deadly spell.
Rowlilng said that was a brilliant idea.
It went downhill from there, when the duo asked if Dumbledore was sleeping with a transgender, a nod to Rowling’s other big misstep.