J.K. Rowling never holds back when it comes to voicing her opinion, whether it's to do with her #HarryPotter and #FantasticBeasts wizarding worlds, or modern-day politics. And a couple of days ago, her straight-talking ways really shone during a social media confrontation like no other.
Essentially what happened was this: Piers Morgan — the British Trump suck-up who still somehow has his own TV show and who once told model Emily Ratajkowski how she should best express her sexuality — appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher. On the talk show, he was joined by Australian comedian Jim Jeffries who rightfully lost his lid when Morgan claimed that the US travel executive order was in no way possible a Muslim Ban. His words were:
"There is no Muslim ban. This is the hysteria I'm talking about; 85% of the world's Muslims are allowed in the country."
Understandably, Jeffries thought this was some first-rate bullshit and refused to hold back in letting Morgan know that he was a colossal dick:
"Oh, f-ck off. ...This is what you do, Piers. You say 'He hasn't done this, he hasn't done that, he's not going to do all these things.' Give him a f-cking chance, mate. Hitler didn't kill the Jews on the first day. He worked up to it."
Here's the clip:
Following the show, Piers Morgan weaseled his way back home and decided to take a page out of the President's book, deciding to waste some time unleashing a tirade of Tweets about the whole fiasco:
And while this whole battle was raging on, J.K. Rowling was observing from her high perch of political logic and rationality, ready to pounce on the ridiculous statements Morgan was spewing out. First, she tweeted this:
Naturally, Piers decided that he wasn't going to let that slide and replied in the most mature way his tiny brain could manage — by telling the authoress that her Tweet was exactly the reason why he never bothered to read the Harry Potter books. Ouch, your protest is a really low blow to a woman who has sold close to 500 million books, mate!
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To this, Rowling probably laughed out loud for a solid minute and then retorted:
And then, just like a tearaway train gaining pace, there was no stopping her:
Finally, just when we thought Piers Morgan couldn't get owned any more, she issued the ultimate mic drop by reminding him that her sixth novel, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, beat Morgan's autobiography to be named Book of the Year at the British Book Awards:
Piers Morgan, you can see yourself out now.
Do you agree with what J.K. Rowling had to say to Piers Morgan?
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