The joke didn’t go well with Rowling. Its spokesperson Fovan criticized Lexus, calling the hoax “distasteful,” in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
“JK Rowling was contacted to talk about her extensive charitable work in Ukraine, supporting children and families affected by the current conflict in the region. The video, which has been edited, is a distorted representation of the conversation,” the spokeswoman said. He said.
In a 12-minute video of the prank, Zelensky told Rowling that the famous Harry Potter panic resembled the “Z” symbol that the Russian military used on tanks and other weapons.
Scammers asked Rowling if it would turn Harry’s scar into a more pro-Ukraine icon, to which the author replied, “I’ll look into that, it might be good for me to do something myself on social media because I think it will. Get into the papers.”
According to reports, the pranksters told Rowling that the Ukrainian military would begin writing “Avada Kedavra” on its missiles, a reference to the killing curse in the “Harry Potter” franchise.