JK Rowling trolled by Piers Morgan on 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, much to Potterheads' fury
Piers Morgan called JK Rowling's writing 'execrable literary hogwartwash' and her fans 'easily mesmerised masses'.
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.
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".
20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful. Thank you.#HarryPotter20
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2017
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.
Susanna was unimpressed by my wand. pic.twitter.com/25LWlU3nUH
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 26, 2017
Rowling's dedicated fans would not let this pass, and were quick to respond to Morgan's tweet.
What a mean thing to say. — Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) June 26, 2017
, Congrats on being, today, a bigger baby than the US President. — Off-Ramp (@KPCCofframp) June 28, 2017
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."