E.L. James held a Twitter Q&A on Monday and solicited questions from fans all over the world who wanted to know things like what kind of music inspires her, which scenes in the Fifty Shades of Grey series were the hardest to write and, uh, other things.
Some users turned on the author and called her out for alleged homophobia and glorification of abuse in her work. Needless to say, it didn’t go so well…
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
— Anna (@thatswedishgirl) 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 Do you think Christian Grey’s troubled childhood justifies the barely consensual abuse he inflicts on all his lovers?
— Glenn (@justabloodygame) June 29, 2015
#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?
— Liam Dryden (@LiamDrydenEtc) June 29, 2015
— Kayleigh Anne (@Ceilidhann) June 29, 2015
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
— Tony Lee (@mrtonylee) June 29, 2015