Well, this is awkward. E.L. James was supposed to be answering fan questions on Twitter using the tag #AskELJames, but instead she received thousands of tweets blasting her for copying Stephenie Meyer, glorifying abuse victims, and more. Click inside to SEE MORE!
E.L. James, 52, may want to find a new way to talk to her fans, because Twitter is definitely not it. What should have been a harmless question and answer session on the social media account quickly turned into a hilarious bashing session, and her #AskELJames tag trended for all of the wrong reasons.
Sorry, E.L. James, but you kind of brought this one upon yourself. When the “Fifty Shades of Grey” author, a story allegedly inspired by Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series, tried to chat with her fans on social media to promote her latest book, all hell broke loose. Many users quickly jumped on the #AskELJames hashtag to ask the author why she feels the need to glorify abusive relationships, ignore abuse survivors who reach out to her, and make jokes about her using “Twilight” as inspiration. Yikes!
While some of the tweets to E.L. are actually quite hilarious, others are pretty eye-opening as they reveal how victims of sexual and physical abuse really feel about her work. Check out the tweets below, and be sure to let us know what YOU think about E.L. getting bashed in the comments.
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— Lauren Cox