Reylo Family, here are the unfortunate opinions of the author of the novel Queen’s Shadow, E.K. Johnston. This book will NEVER be part of my library 👎#reylo #saveBenSolo #StarWars pic.twitter.com/4lPv8pxXqP
— REYLO_ARG (@reylo_arg) August 6, 2018
I’m a bit confused by Johnston’s statement.
Am I to understand, that EK Johnston thinks the Darth Vader and Kylo Ren characters have led to a casual unconcerned view of burgeoning if imaginary fascism, because of the “fun” in Lucasfilm’s comic books and merchandising?
Is that the point she’s expressing here? Why would she choose to write for Star Wars then? Wouldn’t she be contributing to that burgeoning if imaginary fascism through her own writing then?
But some Reylos were not concerned with such things. Their focus was on the way Ms. Johnston maligned their unrequited love.
This thread from EK Johnston is really disappointing. Padme’s experience in politics is a great topic and would love to find out more from her pov. But now I don’t want to know what she would feel about her future husband and grandson. I would hope compassion and love
— Brittney Janae (@JediJanae1013) August 6, 2018
Well, I was actually consider getting this book despite not being a big Padmé fan. But now I won’t- and it’s not because I want to “punish” the author for something she wrote on twitter- it’s because now I doubt she gets what SW even is about. Shame. pic.twitter.com/QOMY4vjnBY
— Night Huntress (@NightHuntress82) August 7, 2018
Same here – I wasn’t excited like others but thought it might be interesting, especially that I’m relatively new to SW fandom. Now I’m sure I won’t buy this book cos I don’t believe a person saying such things understands what this franchise is all about.
— nana7marie (@nana77marie) August 7, 2018
This woman: what if the merchandising and romanticising of facist allegories in media is allowing real life FACISTS to make a swift return…food for thought
You demons: WAAAAA MY FAVE SHE’S HATING ON MY FAVE
— ⭐PJ⭐ (@plant_momther) August 7, 2018
Here’s the deal, when you write for a franchise, it’s probably best not to bite the hand that feeds you. This is the quickest way to not have another contracted novel that is story group approved. pic.twitter.com/Qt384Ctuk9
— What Girl (@Bk2Jakku) August 6, 2018
Well her now-deleted tweets taking potshots at other works, merchandising and fans did not paint her in a play nice in the sandbox good light. I was very disappointed in the behavior. Not professional.
— What Girl (@Bk2Jakku) August 10, 2018
Yes, it appears that EK Johnston was wise enough to scrub her twitter feed.
She thinks Reylo is a “Nazi romance” 🤬. Do these people actually know litterature and mythology? Are they able to understand psychology? I guess they aren’t, it’s sad if they are authors.
— LittleFairy (@BretonPixie) August 7, 2018
omg really!!!!??? thats so unfortunate! i mean we arr all free to think whatever we want , but isn’t it correct to say things like that when you are working for the franchise? …..
— Nat Leyton (@Nataly_Leyton) August 7, 2018
Thanks for the heads up. There are already so many books I want to read. I’ll pass on this one.
— Luna Née Ahazi *Cipher_9* 🌊 (@LunaNee) August 6, 2018
Oh, this is upseting…
— Lords of the Sith Podcast (@LordSithPodcast) August 7, 2018
Whatever happened to professionalism? Maybe the writer can learn to separate personal feelings from work? Not everything is a crusade.
— Rey/Kylo-Force (@FreedomKAL) August 7, 2018
Can she be fired?🧐
— Nadia garrity (@GarrityNadia) August 7, 2018
The folks at Reddit had fun watching this happen.
But where were all the ultra-concerned writers in the legacy media?
Where was Bryan Young and the rest of the Wack Pack, to call these Reylos out for their toxic behavior? For their harassment of creators? Why weren’t they calling these particular Reylos sexist and/or misogynistic since the female author, EK Johnston, wrote about two prominent female characters? Why didn’t Pablo Hidalgo make snide cryptic remarks about these particular Reylos? Were they all just sleeping on the job? Where are all the endless articles?
Oh, the humanity.
Now, I want to be clear, I am not criticizing all Reylos. I am only criticizing the toxic Reylos who are actually sexist and/or misogynist. Sound familiar?
Thanks to Mr. Roboto for the tip.