It started innocently enough… with EL James, the bestselling author of the block-buster ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ franchise, volunteering herself for a Q and A session with fans on Twitter – for promotional purposes.
However it didn’t take long for the Twitter-sphere to latch onto the hashtag, with the promotional opportunity quickly turning into something else altogether.
— fiftyshadesUK (@fiftyshadesUK) June 23, 2015
Here is my pick of the funniest comments
Whoever planned out the #AskELJames tag has obviously never, ever met Twitter.
— Summer Heacock (@Fizzygrrl) June 29, 2015
#AskELJames what's it like telling millions of women it's okay to be in an abusive relationship as long as he's rich.
Asking for a friend.
— drew (@earthlycomfort) June 29, 2015
#AskELJames What's your favourite shade out of the 50? Is there a chance that more shades will be added?
— Jack Howard (@JackHoward) June 29, 2015
Is there a safe word we can use to get you to stop writing such drivel?
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) June 29, 2015
#AskELJames Are you going to take a cold bath later to recover from being so thoroughly burned on Twitter today?
— 🏳️🌈 clair 🏳️🌈 (@dirkofdarkholme) June 29, 2015
— Kayleigh Donaldson (@Ceilidhann) June 29, 2015