E.L. James did a Twitter Q&A about "50 Shades of Grey" and it escalated quickly.

E.L. James did a Twitter Q&A about "50 Shades of Grey" and it escalated quickly.
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With the hashtag #AskELJames, a can of worms was opened on the Internet.

It's hard for me to personally to get worked up about E.L. James and her mega-success with a book about a creepy psycho stalker who is taught true love by a pure and lovely virgin. Okay, I have SOMETHING of an opinion. But my real problem has always been with Stephenie Meyer, who started the whole controlling man threatens/"loves" innocent girl thing with the Twilight series, and taught a generation of young girls that it's great if their relationship is like Bella and Edward's. Young girls: No. No, that's not what healthy, loving relationships look like.

E.L. James just took Twilight and eroticized it in a way that touched some nerve in the horny mom community. For some people, the popularity of 50 Shades of Grey is truly threatening. It's not a joke, it's a story that promotes domestic abuse rather than consensual BDSM community standards. Whatever side you fall on, your opinion was probably expressed at some point in this epic twitter sh*tstorm.

LOL. Yowza, that's gotta hurt. Again, does she deserve this public flaying? I don't necessarily think so, but man, some of these burns were very enjoyable. And very true.

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Obviously, lots of people enjoy 50 Shades of Grey. I watched the first movie and got a kick out of it, in a "WTF am I looking at" way. Cooler heads began to speak in her defense... kind of.

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Whether you think this PR fiasco was Internet bullying or Internet justice (or actually a clever way to get in the news?), remember, at the end of the day, E.L. James has enough money to fill an Olympic swimming pool with gold coins and swim in it like Scrooge McDuck.

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