JOSHUA Herdman blasted a Harry Potter super-fan as a “loser” and a “c***” in a nasty Instagram rant.
The actor turned MMA fighter, who played Draco Malfoy’s sidekick Goyle in the films, left movie buff Chris so upset he binned his beloved Harry Potter boxset and vowed never to watch them again.
Chris, who’s an avid fan of the magical series written by JK Rowling, contacted Joshua on his open Instagram profile after finding out he’d allegedly smoked marijuana.
He started the conversation by asking why Joshua had used drug.
Chris explained: “Joshua thought I was being rude to him but I was just being honest.
“I loved him in Harry Potter and thought he was a brilliant actor. I was so upset – he called me all the names under the sun and even brought my child into it - I will never watch the films again”
In the series of messages over Instagram, Chris asked Joshua why he’d reportedly used drugs and he replied: “Lol, big man!
“I’d love you to say that to my face. Absolute retard mate, have [you] looked in the mirror recently?”
When Joshua, who was more recently in Marcella, told Chris he had been rude, he told him he was a “big Harry Potter fan” and wanted to get in touch to find out what had really happened.
Joshua then asked him: “Have [you] nothing better to do [you] f***ing loser.”
He went on to ask Chris if he was “special in the head” and said he felt sorry for his daughter “with a dad like you”.
Joshua also told him it should be “illegal for people like you to be parents”.
Chris told The Sun Online: “I found Joshua’s comments so upsetting I threw away my whole Harry Potter box set.
“I have struggled with my mental health in the past so to ask if I was ‘special in the head’ was incredibly upsetting.
“He’s just like Goyle in the films was – a bully.
“I will never watch Harry Potter again because of him.”
The Sun Online has contacted Joshua’s representatives for comment.