THE Harry Potter novelist and comics guru Mark Millar lambasted the vile poison spouted by some SNP supporters online.
SCOTLAND’s most famous author and best-known comic book writer both hit out at Cybernat abuse today as the general election campaign turned nasty.
Harry Potter novelist JK Rowling and comics guru Mark Millar took to the Internet to lambast the vile poison spouted by some SNP supporters online.
Rowling famously donated to the No campaign during the referendum debate, making her a hate figure to some nationalists who shamefully labelled her “a whore”.
Millar, who created the comic series Kick-Ass, backed the Yes campaign but today announced he would be voting Labour on Thursday.
And the Coatbridge man said he was horrified by the reaction to the news online.
He Tweeted: “A thought: When I publicly went from Lab to the SNP I got no abuse in three years.
“Today I went SNP to Lab and got over 100 abusive tweets in one hour.
“This kind of thing is water off a duck’s back to me, but seriously – is this the kind of Scotland any of us want to live in.”
Meanwhile, Rowling also raised the abuse she has received online yesterday.
“I was called a ‘traitor’, ‘whore’ and ‘bitch’, told to go back where I came from, lambasted for taking Scottish benefits’” she said.
Scottish Labour deputy leader Kezia Dugdale said: “This is just typical of the way some nationalists behave – as soon as people dare to disagree with them, whether it’s JK Rowling, Mark Millar or anybody else, they resort to abuse.
“That isn’t the kind of Scotland we want to live in. Scottish Labour will always stand up to bullying and intimidation from nationalists.
“Despite what they think, Scotland doesn’t belong to the SNP.”
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly condemned online abuse from all sides of the political debate.