Piers Morgan attacks JK Rowling on Harry Potter 20th anniversary
Piers Morgan has re-ignited his ongoing Twitter spat with Harry Potter author JK Rowling, tweeting on the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter.
JK Rowling tweeted today in celebration of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (‘the Sorcerer’s Stone’ in the US), was released 20 years ago, on 26 June, 1997.
She wrote: “20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It’s been wonderful. Thank you.”
But Morgan, a vocal critic of the Harry Potter franchise, hit back, responding: “20 years of conning the easily mesmerised masses with execrable literary hogwartwash. Congrats.”
He added a sick face emoji and a thumbs down emoji.
Many responded to the controversial TV host to express displeasure at the sentiment.
This is by no means the start of the feud, however; as Rowling and Morgan often spar on the microblogging site.
Earlier this year Morgan criticised his own words, after criticising Rowling on Twitter.
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