The Thread: “Basic stupidity” | Game of Thrones author, Martin & others blast Vice for messing with Nnedi Okorafor

Moments like this make us grateful for the Twitter outrage machine. Two days ago, author and professor Nnedi Okorafor shared this wonderful news on Twitter.

Media outlets tend to jump on news like this. It is, after all, a biggie to have George R.R. Martin produce your book. Then Vice decided to tweak things a little: leave out the name of the writer, not for want of 140 characters 0.

Nnedi was, as we say here, ‘chocked’:

And Americans came to the rescue, putting it to Vice in clear terms why their actions are wrong. See below:

Don’t be stupid

 

Give credit

Nnedi Okoroafor is more

Racial context

https://twitter.com/honeyfoxspring/status/885014522859278337

Here’s how it should be done

https://twitter.com/holden/status/884821914950049792

And to summarise

Yea.

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