J.K. Rowling Tricked Into Fake Chat With Zelenskyy, Slams ‘Distasteful’ Russian Pranksters

J.K. Rowling Tricked Into Fake Chat With Zelenskyy, Slams ‘Distasteful’ Russian Pranksters

J.K. Rowling joined the likes of Elton John, Prince Harry and Billie Eilish in being the latest victim of Russian comedy pranksters Vovan and Lexus. The duo is notorious for prank calling celebrities. In Rowling’s case, Vovan and Lexus tricked the controversial “Harry Potter” author into believing she was talking with Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a Zoom chat. The author’s spokesperson slammed the prank as “distasteful” in a statement to THR, adding, “J.K. Rowling was approached to talk about her extensive charitable work in Ukraine, supporting children and families who have been affected by the current conflict in the region. The video, which has been edited, is a distorted representation of the conversation.” Rowling’s representative did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment. Rowling has been working with …
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