happy advanced release day to Blessed Monsters by Emily Duncan!!!! 🌸❤️🌼💖❤️ lmfao https://t.co/KhwtAJVHpG— Rin Chupeco (THE EVER CRUEL KINGDOM out now!) (@RinChupeco) April 5, 2021
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.
I wasn't going to get involved, but my DMs are flooding with people asking if I'm the HF mentioned here, and I'm tired of keeping quiet.— Hafsah Faizal (@hafsahfaizal) April 6, 2021
So yes, it's me. https://t.co/gxUDzKz7eX
Emily Duncan's "Something Dark and Holy" series also contains it's fair share of antisemitic tropes (read the full twitter thread for more details). She has posted a non-apology on her twitter basically admitting that she knew what she was doing with the antisemitic tropes and that she "tried to handle this in a sensitive way" but "fell short".
the villainous characters in the book, the vultures, are dark-eyed, dark-haired, vermin-like creatures who are part of a secret cabal that control the government of fantasy!poland. they practice literal blood magic and are led by a man named malachi.— anon (@anon25096638) April 5, 2021
While Emily Duncan's trying to convince us that she's learned the error of her ways, right after the accusations against her came to light she was on her burner account tweeting stuff like this:
If anyone needs the screenshots from Emily Duncan's burner acc, I went and grabbed them off the cashed page. pic.twitter.com/NMOy1kNKnE— Ashe Mocaw (@mocaw_) April 6, 2021
Meanwhile author friends of Duncan's are also posting their own empty apologies for being bystanders and trying to distance themselves from this mess.
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