The trouble started when Morgan, 51, tried to defend President Donald Trump’s policies, including his most recent, defunct immigration ban, and Australian comedian Jim Jefferies shouted him down and told him to “f--k off.” Rowling, 51, caught wind of the controversial episode and took to social media to voice her glee.
“Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to f--k off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I’d always imagined,” the Harry Potter author tweeted. Her message quickly circulated the internet, with plenty of fans and celebrities alike cheering her on for calling Morgan out.
In response, the British TV host angrily hit back at Rowling with his own retort. “This is why I’ve never read a single word of Harry Potter,” he wrote. At that, the writer took Morgan to task and didn’t let up, with a quick response to each of his attempts to defend his words.
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
.@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
“The superior, dismissive arrogance of rabid Remain/Clinton supporters like @jk_rowling is, of course, precisely why both campaigns lost,” he wrote at one point, inciting Rowling to tweet, “The fact-free, amoral, bigotry-apologism of celebrity toady Piers Morgan is, of course, why it's so delicious to see him told to f--k off.”
At another point, Morgan called out all of Hollywood for its collective stance against Trump. “No bigger bullies right now than the shrieking, hysterical anti-Trump celebrity brigade,” he wrote. “You lost, so suck it up Dolores.”
Says the frightened millionaire who'd call the cops if said deplorables got within 300 yards of his gated estate. https://t.co/pJ5rVz7dcc— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 11, 2017
If Hillary won you'd be clinging to her pantsuit like a lemur. Spare me the working class hero shit. You're a palace Corgi. https://t.co/KIwgxNJonW— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 11, 2017
Delicious!! https://t.co/xORi9K5T4t— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) February 11, 2017
The lack of retweets and likes you get on your tweets means that you have paid for the majority of your followers. You are a complete fraud. https://t.co/MWzrBSfvFm— jim jefferies (@jimjefferies) February 11, 2017
Morgan continued to engage with and retweet followers later into Saturday afternoon, while Rowling’s last say in the matter appears to be this:
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