Happy anniversary, J.K. Rowling. By the way, Piers Morgan is peeing all over your parade.
Media personality and social-media curmudgeon Morgan took aim at Rowling on Monday, the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first “Harry Potter” book.
Morgan’s pot-shot took place after Rowling posted a tweet marking the anniversary.
“20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others,” the author wrote. “It’s been wonderful. Thank you.”
A pleasant, innocuous message in the eyes for many, perhaps, but for Morgan, it was an opportunity to pounce.
“20 years of conning the easily mesmerized masses with execrable literary hogwartwash. Congrats,” Morgan spat back across the sandbox of social media.
For emphasis, Morgan added an emoji of a face seemingly about to vomit, along with a thumbs-down symbol.
Morgan’s expression of ill will earned him plenty of detractors in the comments section of his tweet.
“What a mean thing to say,” wrote one critic of Morgan.
“He couldn’t write f–k in the dust of a venetian blind (to quote Coral Browne),” another commenter said of Morgan.
“Piers, can you not be gracious with anyone you have a conflict with? Are you that bitter? She’s got to you, hasn’t she?” wrote yet another Morgan critic, who added, “She has bigger balls than you Piers with getting to where she is today. Not too difficult I hear.”
20 years of conning the easily mesmerised masses with execrable literary hogwartwash. Congrats. ??????’? https://t.co/x2493DvvJK
– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 26, 2017