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J.K. Rowling celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter

Hold your wands up for J.K. Rowling!

By Chloe Lal
Can you believe it's been 20 years since your heart skipped a beat as your eyes scanned those magical words said by Hagrid: “You're a wizard, Harry.”
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released in June, 1997 and the genius behind the world of Harry Potter has spoken out about the milestone.
On Monday, J.K. Rowling took to twitter to mark the happy occasion.
“20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It’s been wonderful. Thank you,” she penned on Twitter.
J.K. Rowling signed the tweet off with a pair of rounded glasses and Harry's signature scar - the lightning bolt, along with a special “#HarryPotter20” hashtag.
We'll love Harry Potter... Always.
It's crazy to think Joanne Kathleen Rowling struggled through poverty, only to ignite Pottermania across the world.
Fans have united to celebrate what the widely popular books and movies mean to them.
One person confessed, "The books were my comfort and hope when things were bad. And the best companion on rainy days."
While another reflected, "HP will always be a part of me. It taught me what it means to be strong, loyal, that we're all equal and what love means."
But, of course, there is always one who wants to block out the light.
And today's dementor is Piers Morgan.
The man, who finds uplifting people to be a weakness, decided to share his views on the anniversary.
The 52-year-old took to Twitter, saying" “20 years of conning the easily mesmerised masses with execrable literary hogwartwash. Congrats."
For those who are uncertain to the meaning of "hogwartwash", according to Piers it means selling more than 400 million copies worldwide and having your creation translated into 68 languages.
The controversial Brit seems to have a real issue with literary genius, regularly taking to Twitter to condemn her political views and her writing.
Piers even told viewers of the show Good Morning Britain: "It's badly written tosh. I tried to get through one of them."
He was joined on the show by book shop owner, Simon Key, who tweeted him every single line of the first installment of the Harry Potter series - The Philosopher's Stone, in an attempt to convert him.
Some fans may notice a similarity with Uncle Vernon and Piers...
But Piers was unimpressed, saying, "When you tweeted me every line of one of them all it reinforced to me was what a load of old gibberish it is. Mugwarts and wizards and everything else."
"It's a load of Hogwash!"
Before you try and use an unforgivable curse on the man, we'll leave you with this classic Dumbledore quote:
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

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