As if there weren't enough people who have hung their heads in despair since the beginning of the US Presidential Election, the Trump party has now attacked Fifty Shades fans, and E. L. James won't stand for it.
The US Presidential Election has created a worldwide uproar, and in light of candidate Donald Trump's most recent misogynist and chauvinist comments, one unknowing former Republican congressman for Illinois, Joe Walsh, felt the need to stand up for Trump, in the worst way possible. Unless you've been living under a rock for the last week, a video of Trump was recently unearthed from before the days that he decided to make our worst nightmares come true and run for President. In this video Trump unashamedly spoke about women as if they were inanimate playthings whose sole purpose was to amuse him.
This news came out mere days before Trump's second Presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, which he spectacularly lost. In spite of this Walsh, a current conservative radio host posted a tweet on his Twitter account saying, "If women are so outraged by Trump's dirty talk, then who the hell bought the 80 million copies of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey?' Grow up." Needless to say author E. L. James was not happy with this question and responded accordingly.
Walsh's statement left people gob-smacked for a number of reasons and we here at melty believe James responded in the best way possible. Firstly, Walsh insulted readers of Fifty Shades by telling them to "grow up", and that what they had chosen to read was just as bad as Trump's revolting comments. Secondly, the former congressman also completely missed the point of James' Fifty Shades series, which is about two consenting adults who enter into an incredibly private relationship, in which they equally respect each other and fall in love.
James is relentlessly proud of her Fifty Shades series, so much so that she's bringing out a new book in 2017. She was even so kind as to treat fans with an excerpt from her new novel which will be from Christian Grey's point of view. From the looks of this extract, we think we can all agree that Christian regards Ana as being far beyond his reach, rather than a plaything he can use and discard. If you need a little distraction from this infuriating Twitter war, take a look at the trailer for Fifty Shades Darker which foresees trials and tribulations for Christian and Ana. What did you make of Joe Walsh's remark?