We all know that a terrorist died. We all have different views on what is appropriate, what is moral, and what should’ve/would’ve/could’ve been done. This post is less about my personal set of morals and more about should authors, YA authors in particular go live with their viewpoints.
I see it like this: I want to be the one to teach my children my own morality code. YA authors are becoming more popular with teens. If Stephanie Meyer wrote a book that Satanism was the new black, we would have our own little cult of Satanists here in America. Teens are impressionable, I was at least when I was a teen. So what gives anyone the right to undermine at home teachings and spout their morality code publicly?
Not only is the author going to differ from home and family views, but when is it ever right for someone to influence someone else saying that killing someone was a necessary evil? That the world in all is a better place because someone is dead?
The views that Jackson Pearce has spouted here are completely different than my own. I am open minded enough to always accept others beliefs but I take offense to personal views being clouted about on a platform for author marketing. Even if I agreed with every word said in this video, I don’t agree with any author spouting out the crazies. It’s not okay for Orson Scott Card to publicly be homophobic but it is okay for Jackson Pearce to say the world is a better place without a single person in it? Eye for an eye if you will. I will post the video here and let you judge for yourself.
Brilliance or author fail?
For me Jackson has ensured that I will never read her books or support her career in any shape or form.
#Edit: comments are closed as I can’t keep up with all of the comments. I expected intelligent debate; I didn’t at all expect the author’s live show to send 20 or so people here (some with perfectly nice comments) and some coming to call me names, which doesn’t but me but I would rather not have tons of negativity on my site and I don’t feel like fielding the stuff and reading them all. If you really want to talk to me about this my email is on the policy page! :D