It started innocently enough with a Twitter question about the name of one of Harry Potter's sons, and spiraled into what J.K. Rowling herself called an "unplanned debate: "Snape: Good, Evil or What?"

Here's the initial question, Patient Zero of this debate, which references the middle name of Harry's second son, Albus Severus Potter:

That fan quickly got some heated responses from Severus Snape defenders, but here's what Rowling herself replied:

And the debate just flew wild like a Snitch from there, with Rowling responding to various arguments and calling for peace on both sides:

Whew! Harry Potter defeated Voldemort a while ago, but the fan wars are still raging on. It's easy to see both sides of "the great Snape debate," and some fans may be salty about Rowling's defense of Snape when she regularly disses Draco Malfoy and chides fans for crushing on him. Either way, it is a darn good thing these Twitter detours keep happening to J.K. Rowling and not "A Song of Ice and Fire" author George R.R. Martin or he would NEVER finish Book 6 before "Game of Thrones" ends.

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