Pippa Middleton May Sue Over Twitter Parody Offering Obvious Advice

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By Brittney R. Villalva , Christian Post Reporter
July 15, 2013|3:36 pm

Pippa Middleton is considering legal action against two individuals responsible for starting a Twitter parody account that pokes fun at her previous book for party planning tips.

  • Pippa Middleton
    (Photo: Twitter/handbag.com)
    Pippa Middleton attends the U.S. Open on Queens, New York on September 5, 2012.

Sister to the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton released her first book last year. Titled "Celebrate - A Year Of British Festivities For Family And Friends," the book received negative reviews because several sections offered what seemed like obvious advice.

Months later, playing on that same obvious advice, Mat Morrisroe and Suzanne Azzopardi decided to develop a Twitter account. A parody dedicated to offering senseless parenting tips, the account quickly gathered a following. After more than 50,000 followers, both writers decided to publish a book as well titled: "When One is Expecting: A Posh Person's Guide to Pregnancy and Parenting". The book was published in June by Icon Books.

Middleton, however, was less than pleased about the parody account. In response, she has hired lawyers from Harbottle & Lewis to insist that the parody Twitter account is pulled down, according to The Independent.

The book include advice like "toxic things are more harmful during pregnancy so it may be best to avoid any of your more gossipy friends" and "if something makes you feel faint during pregnancy, DO NOT do that thing!"

Neither Middleton's lawyers nor the book publishing company would issue a response, according to the Independent. In the meantime, the parody account is still accessible on Twitter. The last tweets were posted in mid-June, around the same time that legal battles began. In one of the most recent Twitter posts, users are offered advice about weather and medical issues.

"Britons; save time by not bothering to watch weather forecasts & simply assuming it's going to be cold & overcast all the time," a tweet made June 14 read.

And second tip advises: "headache tablets can be a great in helping deal with a headache."

 

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