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’50 Shades’ Author E.L. James Hosted a Twitter Q&A That Did Not Go Well

So you write an erotic fan fiction off a book that’s already terrible and you make a boatload of money? You deserve to get assaulted with mockingly witty tweets when you host a Q&A, E.L. James.

I think we can all agree “author” E.L. James has written four books too many…or however many will be in the series after her Grey books, the same story from Christian Grey’s point of view, come into existence. Maybe she should next try to write the story from the point of view of a reader getting depressed while reading her terrible novel series.

To promote the new and wildly mocked Grey book, James did a Twitter Q&A that immediately was taken as seriously as it should have been taken so, not at all. Below is a selection of tweets helpfully and wonderfully coordinated by Celebitchy.

There are the tweets pointing out the clear abuse:

#AskELJames I need advice on making a BIG romantic gesture. Should I put a GPS tracker in her phone and make threats if she tries to leave?

#AskELJames a guy stalked me and put a GPS tracker in my phone, I think he rly likes me should I ask him out for a date or wait for him to??

#AskELJames Is it only ok for Christian to stalk, coerce, threaten & manipulate Ana because he’s hot, or is it also ok because he’s rich?

#AskELJames Are you aware that using alcohol and manipulation to gain consent is incredibly abusive and negates any consent given?

My boss said no when I asked if I could kiss him and then I did anyway because no means yes right? Things at work are awkward. #AskELJames

Some personal faves that mirror oh so many of my own thoughts:

#AskELJames after the success of “Grey,” have you considered re-telling the story from the perspective of someone who can write

#AskELJames Is there a safe word which will stop you from writing anymore of this bollocks?

Did you see the abusive relationship of Bella and Edward and think “hmm needs more abuse” #AskELJames

Will there be a delay to our answers while you wait for Stephanie Meyer to answer them first, so you know what to write? #AskELJames

Will you be rewriting the book from Stephenie Meyer’s point of view next time? #AskELJames

And literally my exact feelings in written form (140 characters or less):

What do you dislike more, Independent strong woman or the English language? #AskELJames

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