A J.K. Rowling petition asking that the Harry Potter author allow Middle Eastern refugees to live in her home has past the threshold of 29,000 signatures as of this writing.
The petition on Change.org specifies that Rowling open her 18 empty bedrooms to 18 refugees in need, while at the same time suggesting she may want to think about building shelters for war-fleeing migrants on the vast amount of land she owns.
Why is this J.K. Rowling petition gaining so much support so quickly? The novelist has not made a secret of her contempt for President of the United States Donald Trump and his policies on North African and Middle Eastern refugees. She supports refugee relocation to the West, and this petition is a way for her naysayers to prove she’s a hypocrite they think she is because they obviously believe there’s no way she’ll allow a bunch of strangers from a totally different culture live with her in her home.