'Harry Potter' Fans Grossed Out By Disgusting Detail About Witches And Wizards

A resurfaced detail about the bathroom of habits of witches and wizards in Hogwarts has completely grossed out Harry Potter fans once again.

According to wizarding world website Pottermore, the magical school didn't always have muggle-style plumbing, meaning pupils just went to the toilet on the floor and Wingardium Leviosa'd it away.

The tweet read: "Hogwarts didn't always have bathrooms. Before adopting Muggle plumbing methods in the eighteenth century, witches and wizards simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence."

This disgusting piece of Harry Potter trivia isn't new as it first emerged in a blog post on Pottermore in 2012, although it's still just as stomach churning as it was then.

In the post titled 'Chamber of Secrets', Harry Potter creator JK Rowling revealed: "When first created, the Chamber was accessed through a concealed trapdoor and a series of magical tunnels.

"However, when Hogwarts' plumbing became more elaborate in the eighteenth century (this was a rare instance of wizards copying Muggles, because hitherto they simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence), the entrance to the Chamber was threatened, being located on the site of a proposed bathroom.

"The presence in school at the time of a student called Corvinus Gaunt - direct descendant of Slytherin, and antecedent of Tom Riddle - explains how the simple trapdoor was secretly protected, so that those who knew how could still access the entrance to the Chamber even after newfangled plumbing had been placed on top of it."

It probably should come as no surprise that fans of the enchanting franchise have been completely sickened by the former toilet habits of Hogwarts professors and pupils.

"Could they not even have designated places in which to do this? They just did a sh*t on the floor? I know we are talking about wizards vanishing their own poo but I'm unconvinced," questioned one disgusted fan.

While another pointed out: "Oh, it gets worse. Vanishing spells are complex and difficult enough they're not taught to anyone lesser than a fifth year student."

To which somebody else quipped: "Excuse me, professor..I just pooped, can you clean it up for me please?"

"I could have gone my entire fandom life without knowing about wizard sh*t," exclaimed a fourth.

I'll second that.

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