Oops… Piers Morgan attacks himself in argument with JK Rowling
Piers Morgan put his foot in it when he attacked himself during an ongoing Twitter argument with Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
After Rowling tweeted a screenshot of an article praising her, Morgan attacked the column.
It read: “She’s sold over 400 million copies of her Harry Potter books, and also the movie rights for some of the biggest-grossing films in history, creating a global brand that’s worth an estimated £7 billion, making her over £500 million personally; she’s won squillions of awards; and she was even named the 48th most powerful celebrity in the world by Forbes magazine. So Ms Rowling definitely matters.
“She would hate to be called a celebrity, and guards her private life intensely, so she doesn’t play any part of the celebrity game. And that’s why I’ve marked her quite far down my list. But 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.”
Rowling accompanied the image with: “Just been sent this! Could the writer let me know who he is? I’d love to thank him! #Valentine.”
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But Morgan didn’t react well to the words of praise, tweeting: “Priceless #humblebrag BS. Nobody plays the celebrity game more abusively or ruthlessly than you, Ms ‘Intensely Private Billionaire’.”
Except it turns out the words are from a list Morgan wrote back in 2010.
British journalist and Good Morning Britain host Morgan first clashed with esteemed writer and everyday badass JK Rowling last week after he was told to “f*ck off” live on TV.
Morgan appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday in an attempt to defend President Trump’s executive order, which has been coined the Muslim ban by many.