JK Rowling Says She's Sorry for Fred

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It's unclear whether she means "hey, sorry, I wish I hadn't killed him" or "hey, what a bummer, it makes me sad too," but JK Rowling has started a new tradition of apologizing for character deaths with the one and only Fred Weasley.  

After an initial tweet said she was sorry about Fred, one fan asked about Tonks and Lupin.  Rowling replied, "I thought I might apologise for one death per anniversary. Fred was the worst for me, so I started with him."  I'll just be sitting here waiting on apologies for Hedwig and Dobby.


Another fan sought inspiration from the author, who provided a few lovely and humbling images that may get you through a future rough day:



D'aww.  That cute little sloth makes up for Fred...a little.


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Controversy in Colorado When a Group of Teens Pose With Guns and a Confederate Flag Pre-Prom

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Here it is, straight from Parker, Colorado. The idea for the photoshoot was apparently encouraged by parents and adults nearby, if that makes things better/worse in your mind. Though it wasn't condoned by everyone involved. One of the moms not present to her child's photo being taken had this to say:

"I think in their immaturity they kind of think it's a sort of a cowboy type of thing but then to have parents that support it and feed into it and to explain that it borders on racism is really upsetting to me,"