Over the weekend, Twitter erupted in a war more intense than the Battle of Hogwarts itself, and it's still going on! But while bestselling author J.K. Rowling and talk show host Piers Morgan have been going back and forth at each other over the past several days, a hero emerged in one of the most unexpected places. Morgan's son revealed himself to be a Harry Potter superfan.
Though Piers Morgan claimed to have "never read a single word" of Harry Potter once at the beginning of his feud with J.K. Rowling, it's clear that his son Spencer Morgan has burned through the entire series, and loved it so much that he got a tattoo to show his devotion. After the back-and-forth between the two famous Brits began on Saturday, Spencer uploaded a photo of his Deathly Hallows tattoo (an iconic symbol from the Harry Potter franchise that arises in the final book), along with a matching Deathly Hallows necklace.
But he didn't stop professing his love for all things witchcraft and wizardry there. Spencer Morgan later uploaded a photo of himself and two friends holding up a Gryffindor scarf at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.
It doesn't seem as though his son's clearly intense love for Harry Potter is bothering Piers Morgan too much, as the commentator is interacting with not only his son's posts, but also outlets reporting on them and random Twitter users commenting on them at a rapid-fire rate on Twitter --- Seriously, I had to have his Twitter account open as I wrote this and it's a new tweet every five minutes or so.
In one tweet to an inquirer, Piers Morgan confirmed what his son's pictures had already clearly stated: that Spencer is fanatical about Harry Potter. Piers referred to his sons love of the books as his "biggest failure in 23 years of parenting."
Hmmm, well I don't know about you, but I would assume that you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone that grew up while J.K. Rowling was releasing her Harry Potter books that didn't read the series --- those books were inescapable for my generation. Hopefully Spencer Morgan can introduce his dad to the magic sometime.