Amelie Wen Zhao and WTF Is Up With YA Twitter? (‘Escape From Plan A’ Ep. 66)

Jess, Diana, Mark, and Chris talk about the Amelie Wen Zhao controversy and whether an Asian woman is being used in an online cultural war.

a year ago

Latest Podcast The Politics of the Korean American Left (ft. Shin) (Escape From Plan A, Ep. 164)
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This week, Amelie Wen Zhao had to self-cancel (or self-delay) her upcoming novel Blood Heir due to backlash on YA Twitter about all sorts of things, ranging from allegations of racist scenes to her own vindictiveness towards anyone who left her bad reviews. This isn’t the first time such things have happened in the YA world. Now, both the social justice and anti-SJW forces are using Zhao to advance their agendas. Jess, Diana, Chris, and Mark discuss why the moral stakes seem so high in the YA sphere and how an Asian woman is forced to navigate it.

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Published a year ago