Fifty Shades of Grey: #AskELJames Twitter chat goes very wrong...

Published Tuesday, Jun 30 2015, 09:51 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Fifty Shades of Grey isn't for everyone… and that was clear last night when disgruntled users hijacked a Twitter Q&A with the book's author EL James.

The chat had been arranged to allow fans the chance to quiz EL on the franchise and its latest addition, Grey, but among the legitimate questions were plenty of less than complimentary ones…

Dakota Johnson, E.L. James, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Jamie Dornan at 65th Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere, 11 February 2015

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EL (right) with stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson and director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Twitter users hijacked the #AskELJames hashtag to bombard the author with questions about feminism and her writing ability.

Even former Xtra Factor presenter Matt Richardson got in on the action, tweeting: "#AskELJames. Is it liberating or restricting having the writing age of a twelve-year-old slash fiction author?"

Meanwhile, over in the US, former 90210 actor Trevor Donovan said: "If I stalk a girl and GPS her car, does that mean it's true love? #AskELJames."

Other examples included:

EL James – who has more than 800,000 followers - ignored those sorts of comments and instead focused on legitimate queries about her books.


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