Piers Morgan Makes The Mistake Of Picking A Fight With J.K. Rowling Over His ‘Real Time’ Appearance

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Now it’s pretty clear that Piers Morgan is the type of guy who craves attention and says outrageous things to achieve that goal. He’s said many things over the years to raise eyebrows, his latest happening during his appearance on Real Time on Friday night. Morgan said there was no Muslim ban, prompting comedian Jim Jefferies to tell the former CNN host to “f*ck off.” This pleased many people around the globe, including Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling:

Now Morgan could just let it all go quiet and move on to his next moment in the Sun, but he couldn’t help himself here. He decides to hit back at the author by saying he’s never read a word of Harry Potter and ends up sparking another public battle:

Morgan tries to call it off by this point by taking a snide turn onto what he believes is the high road, but it doesn’t work out:

Rowling then takes it back to Harry Potter for the last few tweets, urging Morgan to pick up the books and learn a lesson about “sucking up” to bullies. Morgan replies in typical fashion:

Then to cap it off, we get to the bottom of what might be the spark for this feud courtesy of the British Book Awards:

Morgan has continued on from there in between criticizing profile pictures and defending his Real Time appearance. If it helps, I wouldn’t have called the spat between Jim Jeffries and Morgan a debate either. It was just a satisfying turn of events, especially when you see things like this:

(Via Entertainment Weekly)