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The JK Rowling vs Piers Morgan Twitter tussle reaches surreal new heights

Harry Potter author JK Rowling continues her social media war on journalist Piers Morgan.

books Updated: Feb 15, 2017 12:38 IST
JK Rowling and Piers Morgan are quarrelling on Twitter over Donald Trump.
JK Rowling and Piers Morgan are quarrelling on Twitter over Donald Trump.

The Twitter war between JK Rowling and Piers Morgan doesn’t seem to be getting over soon as the Harry Potter author dealt a cunning blow to Morgan on the Valentine’s Day.

The 51 year-old author took to Twitter and posted a photo of a post, which termed her an “intensely private, successful author, who has encouraged children to read, feel inspired and be creative,” reports the Guardian.

Surprisingly the piece was written by none other than Morgan himself.

Rowling tweeted, “Just been sent this! Could the writer let me know who he is! I’d love to thank him! #Valentines.”

The British journalist was quick enough to reply: “priceless #humblebrag BS,” he said. The term Humblebrag is defined as “an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud.”

His tweet read, “Priceless #humblebrag BS. Nobody plays the celebrity game more abusively or ruthlessly than you, Ms ‘Intensely Private Billionaire’.”

On the same note, when a leading reporter tweeted that it was Morgan himself who had written the quote, the latter defended himself by saying, “Relax, quarter-wit, I knew what it was. Just surprised I put her as high as 97th.”

This takes us back to 2010, when Morgan placed the ‘billionaire author’ on 97th in his list of ‘100 British Celebrities who really matter’ and now he seems to be questioning his own past judgement.

For the unversed, the two celebrities have been battling each other on social media for some time, since Rowling wrote that Morgan “being told to f**k off on live TV [was] exactly as satisfying,” as she had imagined and in return, he called her “superior, dismissive and arrogant.”