The latest chapter in the Piers Morgan and J.K. Rowling Twitter feud includes a guest: a bookshop keeper. After the Harry Potter author commented that she loved watching Piers Morgan being told off on television, Piers Morgan claimed that he's never read a Harry Potter book.
Yes, watching Piers Morgan being told to fuck off on live TV is *exactly* as satisfying as I'd always imagined. https://t.co/4FII8sYmIt— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017
This is why I've never read a single word of Harry Potter. https://t.co/XUJBMs4KKm— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 11, 2017
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? https://t.co/8rkKSqJTnG— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 11, 2017
Meanwhile, in a small bookstore in northern London, Big Green Books co-owner Simon Key whipped out a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and started tweeting it in small snippets to Piers Morgan.
.@piersmorgan Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say— Big Green Bookshop (@Biggreenbooks) February 11, 2017
that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
Key's tweeting is still going strong since it first started on Feb. 11. He's also started to include a countdown in every tweet until he reaches his goal of 32,567 tweets.
.@piersmorgan Professor McGonagall blew her nose in reply.— Big Green Bookshop (@Biggreenbooks) February 13, 2017
Dumbledore turned and walked back down the street. 261/32567
In an interview with Sky News, Key explained his motive for the tweets: "I'm doing it because Piers clearly spends all day on Twitter staring at his timeline," he said. The way he sees it, he's giving Piers Morgan a relaxing and easy read. "He clearly needs a bit of a break from all the abuse, so as he mentioned that he hasn't read any J.K. Rowling, rather then having to tear himself away from Twitter to read it, I'd tweet him."
We hope Piers enjoys his first time reading Harry Potter as much as we did.