And Morgan did this:
It was inevitable that this fight was going to become a *thing.” It also did not end there.
There are… more tweets. Many more. Rowling eventually gets in these burns:
While this tweet appears to summarize the main thrust of Morgan’s argument:
More celebrities joined in, largely siding with Rowling:
And so on, and so on.
One of the major lessons from the Harry Potter series is that our heroes are just like us. You can likely extend that conclusion to celebrities. Celebrity, in part, thrives on distance, limited access and image control. When a celebrity becomes a regular, personal, Twitter user, it quickly becomes the defining manner in how they are viewed.
Some, like Rowling, become perpetual viral “heroes” to their fan base, adding another facet to the celebrity character. Others remain Piers Morgan.