In the recent election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro was voted in as President. Many people are feeling despair, as Bolsonaro is often compared to Donald Trump for his strong right-wing leanings. Like Trump, he has also promised to drain the swamp and fight it out with China. And evangelicals and gun-lovers have thrown their support behind the newly-elected Bolsonaro.
Now, people who fear the changes that may come are turning to the beloved novels of the Harry Potter series for strength to get through the dark days. Brazilian people are reaching out to creator J.K. Rowling.
@jk_rowling Brazil has just elected a racist and homophobic president, a Brazilian Trump, and I can only look for calm in the phrases you created for Dumbledore. Thank you so much for this.
— kéron (@kdekaron) October 28, 2018
Exactly like Bolsonaro in Brazil.
— Annanda Lyra (@AnnandaLyra) October 25, 2018
@jk_rowling your analysis is perfect. Extremism, populism, threatens the world.
in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro is the new president, people deceived by the gaslighting elected this fascist.
will we not be able to defend ourselves?
— Rita Angels (@RitaAngels2) October 29, 2018
@jk_rowling So Brazil just elected Grindewald as the new president. We are afraid but let’s hope we have the strenght to keep fighting as the good witches and wizards did.
— Bruna Rabelo (@bruh_rabelo) October 28, 2018
@jk_rowling My country, Brazil, is going through a dark phase. However, among other things, because of Harry Potter, I still have hope that everything will be fine. Thank you for writing about love and for showing us we can overcome evil.
— miranda (@msdmiranda) October 27, 2018
@jk_rowling you’re the heroine of my childhood and adolescence, so trust me when I say I have no one else to turn to. Brazil has Voldemort as its new president, and I just can’t stop crying
— Filha do Tio do Pavê (@malu_elesbao) October 28, 2018
@jk_rowling Brasil has brought to power our own Voldemort… It’s sooo devastating for the ones feeling oppressed… What is the spell to mantain my hope? Can’t I just scape to Hogwarts?
— Gustavo Silva (@GustavoRiddle) October 29, 2018
@jk_rowling election day here in Brazil. Today we decided our future, i’m scared but i have hope. ❤️
— victor (@victorvascn) October 28, 2018
Please send your love to Brasil, we really need it right now
— THALES FANTÁSTICO | 13+4 (@NewtEosBicho) October 28, 2018
@jk_rowling Please send some love to Brazil. Today is a very important day to all of those who fight for freedom and community.. I couldn’t vote today and I’m broken hearted my heart need a little bit of magic this afternoon .
— Allefy (@allefyA13) October 28, 2018
Our thoughts are with Brazil. Keep fighting the good fight.