J.K. Rowling Confirms that the Curse of the Defense Against the Dark Teachers Was Inspired by… Spinal Tap?

J.K. Rowling Confirms that the Curse of the Defense Against the Dark Teachers Was Inspired by… Spinal Tap?

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Throughout the Harry Potter books, it becomes apparent that there is a curse upon the post of Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Each unfortunate to hold this position does not do so for long, and J.K. Rowling has confirmed that this curse was inspired by the curse upon the fictional rock band Spinal Tap, subject of the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap.   The QI Elves tweeted the bizarre factoid last week, saying: “According to J.K. Rowling, the curse of the Defence Against the Dark Arts teachers was inspired by the Spinal Tap drummers regularly dying in bizarre circumstances.” …