“How prolonged did it take to write a Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy?” “Do we write each day?” “What songs did we listen to while writing?” These are substantially a kinds of customary questions author E.L. James was prepared to answer during today’s live Twitter QA, in support of her latest release, Grey. And indeed, those are a questions she answered from Twitter’s U.K. offices. But it contingency have been some Twitter underling’s special pursuit to hunt down those soft questions for James, since they were few and distant between a kinds of tweets that dominated a #AskELJames hashtag.
Like many a PR-motivated hashtag before it (#AskSeaWorld, anyone?), things took a spin for disaster roughly instantly. Twitter users “asked” a pseudonymous author because she chose to execute a attribute between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele as so abusive. They took her to charge for misrepresenting rape and stalking as excusable forms of BDSM function (they are really not). Then there were a meant tweets job her out for her less-than-stellar essay style. Twilight fans also assimilated in a choir, angry about her branch her Twilight fan novella into a multimillion-dollar franchise, something they’ve been doing for years. As we can imagine, James answered nothing of these.
Here are some of a some-more sardonic “questions” pitched to James. Get prepared to read, laugh, and cringe.