Author JK Rowling Admits 'Harry Potter' was Based on a True Story
April 13, 2017 - J.K. Rowling dropped a bombshell on Thursday when she revealed that her bestselling “Harry Potter” book series was actually based on a true story. While speculation has existed for years over whether or not the series was truly a work of fiction, the confirmation by Rowling today is still a shocking moment for many throughout the world.
“Today I have decided to come clean and address the fact that ‘Harry Potter’ was indeed based almost entirely on real events and real people - or should I say real wizards,” said Rowling in a statement given to The Daily Prophet. She did admit to changing the names of the characters and locations that were used throughout the “Potter” series in order to protect the identities of those involved, but according to the esteemed author, “Everything I wrote down actually happened in real life.”
Rowling explained that she was originally going to maintain the authentic name of the main character - “Harry Potter” - but she reluctantly decided that “Jameson Crumplepenis and the Prisoner of Azkaban” would most likely not have sold as many copies. (Crumplepenis could not be reached for comment).
Some conspiracy theorists find it difficult to believe that the events described throughout the series are real, as that would mean that there are indeed real Death Eaters (“Voldemort’s” army of evil wizards) living among us today. When pressed about these doubters, Rowling simply chalked it up to the fact that some people simply refuse to accept reality for what it is, and would instead prefer to remain in a fantasy world where bad people don’t exist. “We have hundreds of members of Congress that live among us; why is it so difficult to fathom that there might be a few Death Eaters out there?”
Naturally, many people have been curious about the real-life identity of the character known as “Voldemort.” Throughout the book, this evil wizard was often referred to as “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” by the non-evil members of the wizarding world. When asked about how she came up with this clever alter ego, Rowling stated that, since he was dead now, she had no problem revealing that “Voldemort’s” real name was, in fact, Heehoo Musnabinamid. She also explained that Musnabinamid was very difficult to interview during the writing process because he was constantly shouting racial slurs and attempting to kill her because she was a non-wizard and a “very bad or sick” person. “But that all comes with the territory of being a writer,” Rowling said. “Musnabinamid was a horrible wizard, but if we only wrote about the good wizards, then we would never learn how to prevent the terrible wizards from claiming positions of power.”