JK Rowling impersonates Ukraine’s President Zelensky and escalates Russian video call prank

Harry Potter author JK Rowling was tricked by a pair of practical jokers into thinking he was having a Zoom chat with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Russian comedy groups Vovan and Lexus, famous for calling famous people, misled Rowling in the video below. The video was originally found online by The Rowling Library early Tuesday. Elton John, Prince Harry, Billie Eilish, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and George W. Bush are just a few of the former victims.

The author’s representative called the prank “disgusting” and said JK Rowling was contacted to discuss an important charitable work in Ukraine that supports children and families affected by the ongoing chaos in Ukraine. In the edited video produced, the conversation content is incorrectly expressed.

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What do you see in J.K. Rowling’s awkward video?

Jokers say Harry Potter’s lightning forehead scar resembles the ‘Z’ he drew on a tank when the Russians invaded Ukraine. shameful movie. Rowling was asked if he would replace his current emblem with a Ukrainian trident. “I’ll look into it,” she promised. “I think it will be in the press, so it might be nice to do something with myself on social media.”

When the two asked Rowling about Dumbledore’s sexual orientation and who he had relationships with, they said they hoped it wasn’t “transgender”.

The two informed Rowling that the missile was imprinted with the “Avada Kedavra” curse from the Harry Potter series.

He didn’t need the Polyjuice Potion to solve the trick, as the Zelensky mimic would have been audible during the call. However, they briefly activated their webcams to announce “Knights of the Ukrainian Phoenix”, a trio wearing Russian T-shirts that read “Only Putin” on them. “We read Harry Potter to our battalion soldiers. Avoid reading passages about mixed race simply because they are patriots and hate such individuals. said the pranksters.

Rowling has been actively promoting the work of her charitable organization, Lumos, on Twitter. Lumos has been working in the Zhytomyr area to help underprivileged children and their families.

Besides practical jokes, Vovan and Lexus have been criticized in the past for frequently selecting celebrities who oppose Russian foreign policy, leading some to believe they are state actors.

Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore, which recently started streaming on HBO Max, was co-written and produced by Rowling.

Ankita Khanra


Ankita Khanrah is a sophomore in the Masters Program in Communication and Journalism (Integrated) at the KIIT Deemed University School of Mass Communication in Bhubaneswar.

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