EL James Slammed During Interview – #AskELJames
E L James, the author of The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, held a Twitter chat today titled, #AskELJames, where she was ridiculed and asked a number of questions, most of them that may just have sent her into hiding. Most of the questions were about how it feels to be an awful writer and someone who encourages abusive relationships. We are talking major backlash for E L James. The hashtag #AskELJames is still trending hours later. While the #AskELJames hashtag is trending – and there are millions of tweets that are negative, E L James seemed oblivious to the negativity. When asked by someone what she thought of all the craziness, E L responded by saying, “what craziness?”
Below you will find some of the tweets that were sent to E L James, slamming her for the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy.
Today E. L. James learned the valuable lesson that “A lot of people bought my work” is not the same as “Everyone likes me” #AskELJames
Guys, the #AskELJames thing did not backfire. We all know that abuse is the same thing as love. She taught us that.
#AskELJames how does it feel to have such a big role in perpetuating abusive relationships and sexism in pop culture?
My mom’s a counselor for rape survivors. The class read 50Shades to help understand abusive relationships. Did you know this? #AskELJames
#AskELJames I don’t feel even a little bit sorry for this author. Anyone who sells rape, stalking & abuse as romance deserves the backlash.
Some of the serious questions that were posed to the author included:
#AskELJames What was your favourite scene to write?
Hi Bee. A few… Dinner with Mrs R. Georgia when she turns up at the bar… Tallis sceen and the scenes with Elliot.
#AskELJames You mentioned you listened to one song over and over writing Grey. What song did you keep on repeat?
Hi Michele. Two: Sara by Fleetwood Mac and Hello Like Before by Bill Withers
While James was ridiculed on Twitter, she still has plenty of fans, who even take the time to send her gifts.
If you are a fan of James and her writing, she has two romance novels in the works. No word if they are raunchy or sexual.
What do you think about James being attacked on Twitter? Was it warranted? Or uncalled for.