Twitter can be a great place to have a dialog with your favorite politicians and celebrities. J.K. Rowling is always giving us more information about the wizard world. And I can’t even tell you how exciting it was to have Senator Cory Booker start following me after I sent him a rainbow user icon. But sometimes – well, sometimes you really just shouldn’t take the risk. Take for instance the recent Twitter Q&A sessions for E.L. James, author of the Twilight series or Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana.
— Meg (@sassylibrarian1) July 1, 2015
Jindal got slammed from every direction,
#AskBobby I, too, went to Brown. But I don’t remember a class called “Gay-Baiting and Climate Change-Denying”. Was it an 8 o’clock class?
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) July 1, 2015
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) June 30, 2015
#AskBobby how does it feel to erase every part of your heritage and still not be able to get a seat at the table?
— No bitch (@brownskindevil) June 30, 2015
… and things were no easier for James.
#AskELJames How much money does a partner need to earn for them to be ‘romantic’ instead of abusive? Asking for a friend.
— Chloe Dungate (@ScarfDemon) June 29, 2015
Which do you hate more, women or the English language? #AskELJames
— Ian Robinson (@eyeswideshut75) June 29, 2015
#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!
— Stephan Krosecz (@Krosecz) June 29, 2015
I think the real question here is…
When are widely disliked famous people going to learn how Twitter works?!? #AskBobby
— Katie Rogers (@katiearog) June 30, 2015