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Stuff went down on Twitter in the past two days. My RTs and Tweets should give you the overview - a white author sent her sycophants after a black woman on Twitter, all because the reader RT'd one of the author's posts, adding a side-eye emoji.

The author has form. In January, she sent her sycophants after a teenage girl on Tumblr, who dared suggest that the author perhaps shouldn't 5-star her own books on Goodreads. Except she never @'d the author, who ego-surfed and found the post anyway.

The author never apologised back then, but she did fauxpologise this time. "Fauxpologise" because she followed up her apology with white tears about how people are sending "aggression" and "backlash" (read: disagreement) after her, and how her apologising or not is a "lose-lose situation".

(This all started when another author was called out on the bad representation of marginalised people in her upcoming novel. There was mostly legitimate criticism, but there were some Tweets calling the author "ugly", so guess which situation other popular white authors chose to focus on.)

Anyway, her false allyhood has been exposed, but all her fellow white NYT Bestselling Authors are silent on the matter. They likely don't want to be seen as supporting or defending her, because they're not willing to risk their sales/false allyhood.

So quick to speak up if someone goes after an author. So quick to silence when an author goes after someone. Power dynamics in action.

So yeah. Your fave is problematic.