J.K. Rowling Wishes Snape Happy Birthday In The Most Magical Way

Many happy returns, you old half-blood Prince.
Professor Snape needs a moment to decide how he feels about this.
Professor Snape needs a moment to decide how he feels about this.

Albus Dumbledore once said, "Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself." That dude clearly never mentioned Professor Snape on Twitter.

When J.K. Rowling opened up last year about the reason Harry Potter named one of his sons after the Potions master, it basically started another Battle of Hogwarts online. Both Snape-haters and Severus-supporters were throwing Unforgivable Curses left and right. 

This Saturday is Snape's birthday, and Rowling -- clearly not wanting to stir up another Vampyr Mosps' nest of controversy -- devised a pretty magical solution:

Ten points to Rowling for the most diplomatic statement ever!

Judging by the subsequent Twitter buzz, both Snape haters and supports alike are loving it. Yeah, there are still a couple Death Eaters in the bunch saying stuff like "Explain the 'best' part" -- but hey, someone's got to be sorted into Slytherin, right?

At least now we can all feel confident saying: "Happy birthday, Snape! Hope you have the greatest/worst day ever."

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