JK Rowling trolled by Piers Morgan on 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, much to Potterheads' fury

FP Staff

Jun,29 2017 14:07 21 IST

As JK Rowling's magnum opus and one of the world's most loved books, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, turned 20, fans took to social media to express their love and excitement.

JK Rowling. Reuters

JK Rowling. Image courtesy Reuters

Even Facebook commemorated the day by introducing a small change in its website; every time a user typed 'Harry Potter' or the names of the Hogwarts houses, these words would appear in the colours associated with them and a wand would appear on screen.

However, one man just did not feel the feels. Piers Morgan, in true Piers Morgan-style, took to Twitter to troll JK Rowling and call her writing substandard.

Rowling put out a heart-felt tweet about how she felt glad that she could share the Potter world with her readers.

Morgan, in response, said that her books were "execrable literary hogwartwash" and that her fans are "easily mesmerised masses".

To her credit, Rowling's books have sold 400 million copies worldwide and translated into 68 languages. The movies adapted from these books have earned a net $6.5 billion at the worldwide box office. But it seems that you just can't please certain people.

Morgan also called Rowling's writing "badly written tosh" on an episode of Good Morning Britain, whilst wearing the iconic Potter glasses.

Rowling's dedicated fans would not let this pass, and were quick to respond to Morgan's tweet.

This is not the first time that Piers Morgan and JK Rowling have gotten into a Twitter fight. In the past, they argued over Donald Trump, with Rowling saying that she found watching Morgan being told to "buzz off" on live TV extremely satisfying. Morgan replied by saying, "This is why I've never read a single word of Harry Potter."