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YA author Emily Duncan gets called out on her racism, antisemitism and bullying of other authors



Emily Duncan, author of another one of those mediocre ~slavic~ fantasy series (feat. Reylo), has been getting rightfully dragged on twitter bc of her antisemitc books and her behind the scenes bullying of poc authors. Author Hafsah Faizal has confirmed that she was the one Emily Duncan was talking trash about, as mentioned by fellow author Rin Chupeco.

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Glad to know that the author is just as messy and horrible as her books. Her writing and storytelling is shit, maybe she figured these horrible things would get overlooked as she had a brooding male which seems to work for other authors.
Emily Duncan also harassed John Boyega on twitter iirc.
The fact that he gets those reylos frothing mad... love that for him
I... am not even surprised tbh. bnf reylos are obsessed with John
Of course this Reylo fanatic would
Confused. Did she use her initials with her permission? I'm assuming yes?
I'm not 100% sure, but her thread after the confirmation is worth a read about the full extent of the harassment she received.
Ah ok. I was just worried she wasn't ready to come forward is all.
New books, downloaded. HF that is.
If I were an author I would outsource any social media responsibilities... yikes
we don't make much money in general and we do most of our own promo :(

but yeah if I were like a RICH author I would oefkreg
well since in reality i can't finish writing a todo list ;) in my fantasy i can afford to outsource, plus my book is so amazing it promotes itself! lol

swissbeauty23

5 days ago

Ok ok, I just realized the woman who this author called ugly wears a full niqab...so how does this bitch even know if she’s ugly or hot??? Dumbass
The fact that her book "Something Dark and Holy" is a NYT best seller and that her literary agent Thao Le is an Asian-American woman is........
BTW I "know" this chick, I used to follow her back when I was still into YA books and she's... a LOT. She's really obsessed with Reylo, 1/3 of her tweets are about them and she's pretty open about her books being literally a Reylo fanfic. I ended up unfollowing her ass because she would always get into Twitter fights with randoms and bitch about bad reviews/people criticizing her for romanticizing Reylo.
Wow I see she even markets her book as a ~balm for your Reylo ails.
I used to be in a mentorship program with her and she was always complaining in the Slack about submissions/people writing "bad" Anastasia re-tellings. she was smug and arrogant at the time and never followed me back so none of this shocks me now. ugh.
Why are so many YA authors such a toxic mess? Are other genres like this and we just don't see it, or are they just specifically close to internet fandoms where this mess abounds?
Authors are a mess, no matter what genre they write. YA authors are just more vocal and more online than the rest who keep their drama behind the scene, except for Romancelandia.
I promise there are lovely YA authors out there! <3

(but yes, it's a messy world)
I figured she'd be an author that defended Sarah Dessen that one time.

Maybe I just didn't see her name or maybe she wasn't big enough to include or maybe she didn't say anything
I Love pan Slavic attempts from non slavs

iznanassi

April 7 2021, 19:25:48 UTC 5 days ago Edited:  April 7 2021, 19:32:11 UTC

Its the appropriated AAVE for me

White people so predictable and boring

Eta: also like...that level of antisemitism has to be intentional, idk why in a fictional environment you would combine that many real life tropes into 1 peoples unless you were actually just antisemitic
Once again confirming my thoughts on Reylos. Always involved in some racism or racist adjacent issue.


Wow at the blatant anti-semitism. I see zero sensitivity. This is like she literally c+p from a neo-Nazi site
Never heard of this author and not I will, for sure, never support her work.
Thank you for this write up, op!

I truly don't understand how adults recreate high school cliques. Wasn't once enough?
iirc, Emily was homeschooled so....I wonder if that has a lot to do with her mindset?
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