Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling & More Authors Weigh In On Brexit Decision

After votes on the U.K.'s recent referendum favored leaving the E.U., citizens, celebrities, and writers weighed in on the Brexit decision. Even folks across the pond have opinions on the results, which will lead to the U.K.'s divorce from the larger European Union in the next few years.

Beloved British author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter early on Friday to express her displeasure with UKIP's victory at the polls. After starting a new hashtag to represent her pride in being a part of #TheIndecentMinority, Rowling — a Scottish resident — turned to talk of Scottish independence, a topic she tackled when it was up for a vote two years ago.

Without putting too fine a point on it, let's just say that Brexit may cause an untold number of problems for large numbers of people around the globe. In short, although UKIP won the referendum by a small margin, for the U.K. to leave the E.U. isn't exactly a popular or wise decision. In an article discussing how Brexit would affect British creatives, Hypable's Selina Wilken declared that " June 24 ... shall henceforth be known as Voldemort Day."

Yeah, it's that bad.

Here's what your favorite authors had to say about Brexit.

1. J.K. Rowling

2. Stephen King

3. Neil Gaiman

4. Michiko Kakutani

5. Philip Pullman

6. Monica Byrne

7. Hugh Laurie

8. Angela Flournoy

9. Jeff VanderMeer

10. Ellen Oh