#AskELJames turns into 50 shades of torture for author

01 July 2015 - 08:47 By Leonie Wagner

If the leader of the DA hosts a "How to do #AskMmusi" workshop, the first to sign up should be EL James, British author of the erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. Maimane broke Twitter earlier this year with his lunch-time question-and-answer session. He made it look so good that singer Steve Hofmeyr attempted to emulate it.This week, James tried the PR exercise - with disastrous results. People poked fun at her and she simply ignored the flood of questions about domestic violence. All her fans learnt was that she is a Pisces who can't leave the house without her sunglasses.The tweets to #AskELJames include @LittleLostLad's: "I've just been sick and some alphabetti spaghetti landed on a blank piece of paper, could I have your publisher's e-mail address?@Pandamoanimum asked: "Is there a safe word we can use to get you to stop writing such drivel?", while @FrankhamAllen wrote: "Fifty Shades of Grey is only romantic because the guy is a billionaire. If he lived in a trailer it would be Criminal Minds."@Steelnicks said: "If EL James asks for these tweets to stop, does that mean she really wants them to continue?"

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