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E.L. James Held A Twitter Q&A And It Went Horribly, Horribly Wrong

Twitter threw 50 shades of shade at the erotic romance author.

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Mon 29 Jun at 6pm UK time, @E_L_James will be doing a live chat with @TwitterBooks. Use #AskELJames to ask a question

When Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James announced a Q&A on Twitter on Monday with the hashtag #AskELJames, she probably wasn't expecting these questions:

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#AskELJames What's your favourite shade out of the 50? Is there a chance that more shades will be added?

How on earth did Ana manage to graduate from university in the 21st century without an email address or a laptop? #AskELJames

#AskELJames Is there a safe word we can use to get you to stop writing such drivel?

Which do you hate more, women or the English language? #AskELJames

Needless to say, things escalated very quickly.

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Do you ever feel guilty that you made so much money from romanticizing sexual abuse and selling it as "erotica romance"? #AskELJames

#AskELJames Is it only ok for Christian to stalk, coerce, threaten & manipulate Ana because he's hot, or is it also ok because he's rich?

#AskELJames Can you confirm that you will be writing the story of Ramsay Bolton from his perspective, showing he is just misunderstood?

Did you see the abusive relationship of Bella and Edward and think "hmm needs more abuse" #AskELJames

#AskELJames after the success of "Grey," have you considered re-telling the story from the perspective of someone who can write

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#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?

There were plenty of jokes about Stephenie Meyer:

Are you going to answer any of these questions, or do you need Stephenie Meyer to do a Twitter chat first? #AskELJames

#AskELJames So whats your favourite moment in Twilight? When Bella meets Edward or when Stephanie Meyer sent you a cease and desist

Will you be rewriting the book from Stephenie Meyer's point of view next time? #AskELJames

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#AskELJames What's the minimum distance you have to stay away from Stephenie Meyer at all times?

As well as jokes about the Q&A itself:

#AskELJames Are you going to take a cold bath later to recover from being so thoroughly burned on Twitter today?

#AskELJames Do all these negative tweets sent to you seem abusive to you? I think it's romantic enough to be turned into a novel!

#AskELJames Are you getting tendinitis from having to hit "block" so often :(

I'd rather #AskELJames's publicist why they thought this was going to be a good idea.

Whoever planned out the #AskELJames tag has obviously never, ever met Twitter.

More like Fifty Shades of Awkward, amirite?

EL James entering the #AskELJames hashtag.

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