Hogwarts for Pop Stars: Charli XCX Embraces Her Inner Slytherin

Olivia Malone
Charli XCX photographed on August 22, 2014 at Carondelet House in Los Angeles.

Whatever you do Harry Potter fans, don't tell Charli XCX she'd fit in well at Slytherin house. It's the home of Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape, evil serpents, old money and intolerance…

Actually, scratch that: She's cool with it.

The discussion may be pointless -- after all, in her new track "Break The Rules," she declares "I don't want to go to school" -- but in a series of tweets yesterday, the singer and hit songwriter expressed offense when someone told her "if [you] were at hogwarts [you]'d definitely be in slytherin." However, after some consideration, Charli changed her mind.

First, she made herself feel a little better by dissing Hufflepuff, the house no one cares about.

Then she decided she would own her Slytherin status.

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Charli's decision fits into a larger trend of historical revisionism -- people are working to change the way readers think about the Hogwarts house hierarchy.

At one time, everyone wanted to be in Gryffindor, but these days you can go online and find lists like, "21 Reasons You'd Be Better Off In Slytherin." The next question: does that mean Iggy Azalea is in Slytherin, too, or does "Fancy" count as a cross-house collaboration?


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