JK Rowling celebrated his 55th birthday on the same day as his iconic character Harry Potter’s 40th.
The writer, 55, who was recently criticized for his comments on transgender people, took to Twitter on Friday to show off his surprise birthday cake and thank fans for their good wishes.
Sharing a photo of the delicious treat, she wrote: “To all the lovely people who wished me a happy birthday, thank you very much and look at my surprise birthday cake! “
Milestone: JK Rowling celebrated his 55th birthday with his iconic Harry Potter character on the 40th Friday (pictured in 2019)
The elaborate celebration cake that featured a troll sitting in a wood, with a melting sword placed next to it.
At the same time, fans honored Harry Potter on the occasion of what would have been his 40th birthday, as the main character in his famous books was born on July 31, 1980.
In the movies, the assistant is played by Daniel Radcliffe, who is only 31 in real life, and the first book The Philosopher’s Stone came out in 1997.
His The 40th anniversary is a big deal for fans, and many have taken to social media to share how much the books, and even the character, mean to them.
Grateful: Thanking fans, she wrote: “To all the lovely people who wished me a happy birthday, thank you very much and look at my surprise birthday cake! “
Unique: The author also shared a photo of her elaborate birthday cake that featured a troll sitting in a forest, with a melting sword placed next to it.
Much loved: Fans also honored the main character in his famous books – Harry Potter – on what would have been his 40th birthday (Daniel Radcliffe pictured as the character in the film)
It comes after Rowling found herself embroiled in controversy after making comments about transgender people last month.
The author was struck by what she described as “relentless attacks” after challenging an article online about “menstruating people.”
She tweeted to her 14.5 million subscribers, “I’m sure there was a word for these people. Someone is helping me. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?
Controversy: Rowling was struck by what she described as ‘relentless attacks’ after disputing an online article about ‘menstruating people’ last month
The acclaimed novelist then wrote a deeply personal essay to address the controversy, revealing that she was sexually assaulted in her twenties and claiming that she still felt the scars of ‘domestic violence’ during her first marriage.
His remarks sparked backlash from many stars, including Daniel, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Eddie Redmayne, who stars in his Fantastic Beasts films.
In response to her remarks, Daniel wrote a heartfelt blog post for The Trevor Project, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing suicide among LGBTQ + youth.
He said: “Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and flies in the face of any advice given by professional healthcare associations who have much more expertise on this subject than Jo or I.
Statement: In response to his remarks, Daniel wrote a heartfelt article for The Trevor Project, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing suicide among LGBTQ + youth (pictured in February)
Hitting: His remarks led to a backlash from stars such as Radcliffe and Eddie Redmayne, who star in Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts films