Piers Morgan’s son got involved in his father’s very public Twitter spat with Harry Potter author JK Rowling over the weekend by declaring his love for her fantasy franchise.
And to think, it’s not even April Fools Day yet.
Spencer Morgan took to Twitter to share a selfie proudly displaying his tattoo and necklace of the Deathly Hallows, a symbol synonymous with the Harry Potter series.
Tagging his father and Rowling, the 23-year-old hilariously captioned the photo: “Well this is awkward.”
The surprise tweet has amassed over 1000 likes and nearly 500 retweets from Spencer’s followers, including Piers who clearly took it in good spirits as he also shared the photo on his account. Phew!
This comes immediately after the pair’s heated exchange, whereby Rowling shared her delight at seeing Piers being told to “f*** off” on US TV show ‘Real Time’ following a discussion about the ‘Muslim ban.’
After sharing a link to the video on her Twitter page, the novelist said the four-lettered rant directed at the British journalist was “as satisfying” as she had always imagined.
Piers, who is well-practiced in the art of ruffling feathers, wrote in response: “This is why I’ve never read a single word of Harry Potter.”
But Rowling, who is the Queen of Twitter clapbacks, retorted: “Because you had a premonition that one day the author would roar with laughter at seeing you called out for your bullshit on live TV?”
“Everything I said was factual. If you think screaming ‘F**K OFF!!!’ at me changes that, then you’re mistaken,” he replied, scrambling for his defence.
“Would you like a couple of hours to mock up some pictures of refugees carrying explosives to substantiate your position?” she quipped, continuing to trade insults with the Good Morning Britain presenter.
Piers, proving to be as stubborn as his quarrelling counterpart, then posted: “The superior, dismissive arrogance of rabid Remain/Clinton supporters like @jk_rowling is, of course, precisely why both campaigns lost.”
In response, she fired back: “The fact-free, amoral, bigotry-apologism of celebrity toady Piers Morgan is, of course, why it’s so delicious to see him told to f**k off.”
Refraining from pressing the CAPS LOCK key, she continued: “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.”
Ouch. Does anyone have a fire extinguisher?
We’re certainly going to need one, as Piers decided to pour even more fuel over the feuding fire by referring to Rowling as a “smug luvvie” (Yes, REALLY).
“Meryl Streep abusing President Trump again? She, JK Rowling & all the other smug ‘we know best!’ luvvie shriekers will get him re-elected,” he wrote.
Thank goodness that Spencer, the eldest of Piers’ three sons, stepped in to raise the white flag on their behalf, eh?