At this point, what sort of PR team could possibly think a Twitter Q&A could be a good idea? Especially for a public figure who lives in a constant state of controversy? Only someone who has zero familiarity with Twitter, right? Like, has never ever heard of the site and what happens there? Well, E.L. James’ team apparently fits that description. As she gears up for the next installment in her series of abuse-centric word vomit, James went on Twitter today to answer whatever questions people had. I’ll give you a moment to prepare.
Presumably, she was expecting questions about… um… Actually, honestly, I don’t know what she could have been expecting. It probably wasn’t this shitshow, though.
Was the violence you visited upon the English tongue a metaphor for S&M? If so, please share the safe word. #AskELJames— Bumptious Ms. B (@angelinaburnett) June 29, 2015
When I told my partner I wasn't into certain sexual acts, he didn't pressure me to do them. Does that mean he doesn't like me? #AskELJames— Ponta (@typicalfeminist) June 29, 2015
Are you as homophobic in real life as your books are? Asking for a friend. #AskELJames— Jenny Trout (@Jenny_Trout) June 29, 2015
#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?— 50 Shades is abuse (@50shadesabuse) June 29, 2015
#AskELJames How many times a day do you think Charlie Hunnam just laughs with sheer relief?— Kayleigh Anne (@Ceilidhann) June 29, 2015
Sweet mecy, there's so much I want to #AskELJames Most start with "why" and end with the implacable howling of the damned.— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) June 29, 2015
The #AskELJames thread is definitely worth your time, if you want to read through hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds more of these.
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