Jeremy Corbyn is not Dumbledore, says JK Rowling

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has hit back at Jeremy Corbyn supporters who compare the Labour leader to her character Dumbledore.

Backers of Corbyn say he is a socialist version of the popular headmaster who sports a flowing white beard in Rowling's best-selling series of wizard novels.

JK Rowling.
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However, the writer is not happy about the comparison, telling her eight million Twitter followers: "Corbyn. Is. Not. Dumbledore."

The author linked the tweet to an article stating Corbyn was paid up to £20,000 for appearances on the Iranian news channel Press TV, which was banned in Britain for its part in filming the detention and torture of a journalist.

Rowling has previously criticised linking the Labour leader with Dumbledore, stating: "I forgot Dumbledore trashed Hogwarts, refused to resign and ran off to the forest to make speeches to angry trolls."

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