JK Rowling tricked by Russians impersonating Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Zoom call

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JK Rowling was pranked, and the ‘Harry Potter’ author was not amused.

A video surfaced this week of Rowling thinking she was on a Zoom call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The author was duped by a duo of Russian comedians, Vovan and Lexus. The group is known for fooling celebrities, but a spokesperson for Rowling called the video “edited” and “in poor taste”.

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JK Rowling was the latest victim of the Russian duo, Vovan and Lexus, posing as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a Zoom call.

JK Rowling was the latest victim of the Russian duo, Vovan and Lexus, posing as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a Zoom call.
(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

“We can confirm that JK Rowling was the victim of a nasty prank video call by Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus posing as Ukrainian President Zelensky on camera,” the spokesperson told Fox News Digital.

“JK Rowling was approached to talk about her extensive charity work in Ukraine through her charity Lumos, which supports children and families who have been affected by the ongoing conflict in the region. The video, which has been edited , is a distorted representation of the conversation,” the spokesperson concluded.

Rowling’s Lumos charity helps Ukrainian children and families in the Zhytomyr region.

Friday, the organization tweeted“Our response team in Ukraine is working tirelessly on the ground to provide material and psychological support to children and families during this crisis.”

When the pranksters approached his charity, they said: “I want to clarify where you are sending the money that Lumos has collected. … We want to buy a lot of weapons and missiles with your money to destroy Russian troops , I hope you’re all for it.”

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In the video, Rowling is seen responding, “We’ll take care of the kids, but I really want Ukraine to have all the guns it needs.”

Throughout the joke, Vovan and Lexus made several “Harry Potter” references, even claiming that the scar on Potter’s head resembled a “Z”, which became the symbol of Russian support during their invasion of Ukraine. The Russian army placed the symbol on several of their military tanks.

The duo referenced Rowling's controversial transgender comments during the 12 Minute Call.

The duo referenced Rowling’s controversial transgender comments during the 12 Minute Call.
(AP)

Vovan and Lexus asked Rowling if she would change the famous symbol to a Ukrainian trident and she replied, “I’ll look into that. It might be good for me to do something with it myself on the social media because I think it’s going to get into the papers.”

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The pair, Vladimir “Vovan” Kuznetsov and Aleksei “Lexus” Stolyarov have cheated on several celebrities in the past, including Elton John, President George W. Bush, Vice President Harris and Prince Harry.

The Russian pranksters referenced Rowling’s character Albus Dumbledore and asked the author if the character was gay, adding “I hope he’s not transgender”. The comment was a swipe at Rowling’s controversial comments about the transgender community.

The Russian duo impersonated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The Russian duo impersonated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
(Photo by SERGEY DOLZHENKO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The video was first reported by the Rowling Library, a website dedicated to news surrounding the author.

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The pranksters ended the call with a trio appearing on Zoom claiming they were members of ‘The Ukrainian Order of the Phoenix’ who were reading the ‘Harry Potter’ series to soldiers. They all wore matching purple t-shirts that read “Only Putin” in Russian.

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