Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and Piers Morgan got into a Twitter spat on Saturday — and it appears Rowling got the win after a decisive blow to Morgan's pride.
It all began when Rowling tweeted about a tense exchange Morgan had with comedian Jim Jefferies on "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday when Jefferies told Morgan to "f**k off."
"Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to f**k off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I'd always imagined," Rowling tweeted, linking to a video of the exchange.
Morgan responded with some heat:
This is why I've never read a single word of Harry Potter. https://t.co/XUJBMs4KKm— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1486817115.0
Rowling shot back with some of her own:
Because you had a premonition that one day the author would roar with laughter at seeing you called out for your bu… https://t.co/oxXaZT7lZj— J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling) 1486817319.0
The two went on to trade jabs at one another. Rowling labeled Morgan a "fact-free, amoral, bigotry-apologism of celebrity" while Morgan said Rowling is an "arrogant rabid Remain/Clinton supporter."
Then Morgan hit Rowling over her hypocrisy:
Liberals like @jk_rowling are all for tolerance & free speech, until you refuse to call Trump the new Hitler. Then you can 'F**K OFF!!!!'— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan) 1486819464.0
Rowling responded with something Morgan — admittedly — wouldn't understand.
.@piersmorgan If only you'd read Harry Potter, you'd know the downside of sucking up to the biggest bully in school is getting burned alive.— J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling) 1486824062.0
And that's when she delivered the decisive winning blow, reminding Morgan that she once beat him for an award at the British Book Awards.
#StillHurts https://t.co/28rUHy2McC— J.K. Rowling (@J.K. Rowling) 1486824129.0
The internet was clearly on Rowling's side. Needless to say, Twitter users were excited over Rowling taking Morgan to school:
I can't stop laughing at @jk_rowling turning @piersmorgan into diced lunchmeat. Dude, you are outmatched. Walk quietly off the field.— Mark Harris (@Mark Harris) 1486829465.0
I didn't know I could love @jk_rowling more than I already did thanks to Hermione (& Harry too). But I've found in the last 3 weeks I could!— Chelsea Clinton (@Chelsea Clinton) 1486821681.0
JK Rowling's takedown of Piers Morgan is the non violent "Nazi punch" we can all stand behind.— hend amry (@hend amry) 1486818693.0
.@jk_rowling, ✊🏾.— deray (@deray) 1486830063.0