E.L. James May Not Want To Do Another Twitter Q&A After This

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“What’s the minimum distance you have to stay away from Stephenie Meyer at all times?” one Twitter user snarked.

It’s a well-documented fact that social media Q&As involving controversial personalities usually end in a disaster.

So when E.L. James, the British writer who made millions off her erotica novels, the Fifty Shades of Grey series, took questions on Twitter, it was bound to backfire – massively.

It started off well enough. People asked James about the plot of Fifty Shades of Grey, the relationship between its main characters Ana and Christian and what music inspires her or which scenes were the hardest to write.

However, things soon went awry.

People started questioning her status as an author, the "inspiration" from the Twilight series and whether or not she realizes that 50 Shades glorifies domestic abuse.

“What’s the minimum distance you have to stay away from Stephenie Meyer at all times?” asked one user. “Did you see the abusive relationship of Bella and Edward and think ‘hmm needs more abuse,’” posted another.

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Although the Twitter grilling ended hours ago, questions are still pouring in with the hashtag #AskELJames. Here’s a glimpse of what ensued:

James is currently promoting Grey, a Fifty Shades of Grey follow-up that tells the story from the point of view of protagonist Christian Grey. It has reportedly become the fastest-selling adult title ever. 

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