We were just recently tipped off to a Twitter conversation between Jane Litte and a group of authors who took offense to readers’ reactions to Veronica Roth’s final installment of the Divergent trilogy. Apparently, there are fans so unhappy with the outcome of the story, they have taken to leaving threats of violence upon Veronica’s person.
In the conversation, Jane defends these readers and their threats of violence by calling them “passionate”. Jane is of the mind that since there are so many threats being passed around the web lately anyway, making a big deal about this is “hyperbolic”. (Her argument. Not ours.) But as Andrew Shaffer points out, if these kinds of threats were directed at Jane or her readers, she would be shrieking foul play from the rooftops. After all, wasn’t it Jane who said that STGRB “put her readers in danger” because we published screenshots of their despicable behavior and stated our disapproval of it? Ooh, that’s horrible isn’t it? That’s worse than telling someone you want to punch them in the throat or cut them up, huh? *sarcasm* Jane also seems to think that because Veronica is making money off her readers, they have a right to threaten her.
Unbelievable, isn’t it? But really, this is just Jane being herself. This is who she is.
I’ll tell you something. My brother has his own landscaping business and if any of his clients threatened physical harm on him, he not only would NOT provide landscaping services for them, he would probably also report their threat(s) to the police. Just because you are making money doing something does not give clients or customers the right to threaten physical harm on you. And making a big deal of this IS NOT “hyperbolic”.
What’s amazing is that this is what the bullies really believe. Threatening an author is acceptable behavior according to these people. No wonder TinaNicole and the others who threatened Lauren Pippa thought they had a right to do it. This is their mindset.
To see what we’re talking about, all you have to do is read the following Twitter conversation. It’s the perfect example of Jane showing her true colors. Dan Krokos eventually got so disgusted with her, he ended up blocking her. Fair play to Dan!