Monday 25 September 2017

EL James' #AskELJames Twitter Q&A didn’t quite go according to plan...

Author EL James poses for photographers before signing her new book, Grey, at a Barnes and Noble bookstore in New York, on Thursday (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Author EL James poses for photographers before signing her new book, Grey, at a Barnes and Noble bookstore in New York, on Thursday (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James took part in a Twitter Q&A yesterday and it didn't quite go according to plan.

James is currently enjoying the massive success of Grey, the fourth novel in her erotic series (a series which has sold half a million copies in Ireland alone), but when faced with the public on social media, things were not quite so positive.

The hashtag #AskElJames saw many people questioning her writing skills and her understanding of BDSM and domestic abuse, and others questioning the intelligence of her PR team for setting up the Q&A.

Some questions are serious.  Others are downright hilarious. Here's a selection of the best of them:

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