Spencer Morgan’s decision to side with Harry Potter author JK Rowling rather than his own father, Piers, in their recent social media spat, might be one that he lives to regret.
Piers Morgan’s eldest son, Spencer, got caught in the crossfire of their ferocious feud this week when he uploaded a photo displaying his tattoo of the Deathly Hallows, a symbol synonymous with the fantasy franchise.
And while his father sensationally claimed he had never read a single word of the Harry Potter books, Spencer, 23, fully secured his status as a ‘Potterhead’ as he continued to share photos related to the Wizarding World.
The pics posted so far include him holding a Gryffindor scarf while standing outside a model of Hogwarts, and waiting outside the Palace Theatre in London before a showing of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ two-part stage play.
Alongside the second shot, the cheeky chappy wrote: “One more can’t hurt, can it?”
Sure enough, though, Piers took the bait and struck back, joking on Twitter: “My son will be sorrier, I just cut him out my will.”
Sadly, the journalist’s semi-scornful statement hasn’t had the desired effect, as Spencer posted an additional photo today, standing outside 4 Privet Drive – also known as Harry Potter’s childhood home.
Meanwhile, onlookers have been enjoying the wholly entertaining war of words between Piers and JK, which continued this week with the author flawlessly trolling the TV presenter over an article.
Writing to her 9 million social media followers, JK posted a screenshot from the article, which paid tribute to her writing, alongside the caption: “Just been sent this! Could the writer let me know who he is? I’d love to thank him! #Valentines.”
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 14, 2017
Like a moth to a flame, Piers couldn’t resist calling JK out for her “narcissistic” tweet, sharing her original message and writing: “Priceless #humblebrag BS”, before adding that “nobody plays the celebrity game more abusively or ruthlessly than you, Ms ‘Intensely Private Billionaire’.”
The only problem? Piers had written the gushing piece himself in 2010.