An ongoing Twitter feud between two British celebrities took an interesting turn on Tuesday, when J.K. Rowling schooled Piers Morgan . . . with his own tweet? Yes, it really, truly happened, and it's just as glorious as you can imagine.
Harry Potter fame aside, Rowling has made quite a name for herself on Twitter, where she frequently dishes out sass toward Brexiters and Trumpsters alike. On Sunday, the author tweeted: "Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to fuck off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I'd always imagined." The tweet launched a series of petty responses from Morgan, to which Rowling responded with her trademark wit and vigor.
The real cutting blow came on Tuesday, when Rowling subtweeted Morgan with a screenshot from his 2010 write-up for The Daily Mail, "The 100 British Celebrities Who Really Matter by Piers Morgan (100 to 79)." Morgan placed Rowling in the No. 97 position on that list, writing that, "by encouraging children to read, feel inspired and be creative, she has had a greater impact on the world than most of the other names on it." But he didn't appear to recognize his own work, and accused Rowling of humblebragging.
Check out the full exchange between J.K. Rowling and Piers Morgan below.
Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to fuck off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I'd always imagined. https://t.co/4FII8sYmIt— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017
This is why I've never read a single word of Harry Potter. https://t.co/XUJBMs4KKm— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2017
Because you had a premonition that one day the author would roar with laughter at seeing you called out for your bullshit on live TV? https://t.co/8rkKSqJTnG— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017
Everything I said was factual.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2017
If you think screaming 'FUCK OFF!!!' at me changes that, then you're mistaken. https://t.co/0U9fVoTjfc
The superior, dismissive arrogance of rabid Remain/Clinton supporters like @jk_rowling is, of course, precisely why both campaigns lost.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2017
The fact-free, amoral, bigotry-apologism of celebrity toady Piers Morgan is, of course, why it's so delicious to see him told to fuck off. https://t.co/4XNF4G0nlD— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017
Note: Whatever Piers Morgan's response to this tweet was, it has since been deleted.
I see: if you win, you're right? I seem to have read something rather like that before... hmm... pretty sure it was in German... https://t.co/omRwd6l2RW— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017
.@piersmorgan If only you'd read Harry Potter, you'd know the downside of sucking up to the biggest bully in school is getting burned alive.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017
Morgan later tried to save face by claiming that he was obviously in on Rowling's joke, but that #humblebrag hashtag says otherwise.
Love how many people genuinely think I was 'tricked' by JK Rowling yesterday. They've been reading too much Harry Potter - dumbs the brain.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 15, 2017
The co-owner of North London's Big Green Bookshop is currently tweeting the Harry Potter books at Morgan, knowing now that he has not read them.