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Are Your Favourite Childhood Authors Controversial?

From Enid Blyton to JK Rowling, they delighted us with their words. But what happens when they advocate problematic views?

15/08/2021 1:27 PM
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  • Sucharita S.
    21/08/2021 04:55

    Grew up reading Enid Blyton... And it did not scar my views We have our adulthood to face problems and issues. Perhaps it's not such a bad idea to be allowed to live in the La La world for a while.. Must Confess I too had fallen for the trap and had stopped encouraging Ms. Blyton but eventually better senses prevailed... We essentially learn and imbibe our views from our surroundings, and if that's toxic, no amount of alternate reading/watching is going to be of much use.

  • Rajesh S.
    16/08/2021 12:30

    Good evening

  • Sana K.
    16/08/2021 09:54

    Grew up reading enid blyton... Enjoyed reading ... Had an early start to the world of reading.... Reading helped in my life... Nd back then we had simpler minds and simple thoughts... I pity this generation who has such burdens nd media bombarding everyone to think and feel a certain way...

  • Vishnu E.
    15/08/2021 20:54

    LOL things change, these authors did what was the norm back in the time antisemitism from Roland Dahl is the only clear cut incident I could see. You can purge them out of history if you feel like but really it doesn't change anything. What it does show is how far societies have come since the release of their books which is not dependent on their work.

  • Soumik M.
    15/08/2021 15:15

    Get a flipping grip on your life instead of being offended by everything under the Sun, you're a speck of nothingness compared to the whole gargantuan universe, you are not special.

  • Reuben B.
    15/08/2021 14:23

    Today even all religious books and texts could be seen to be racist, discriminatory and transphobic to some extent too.

  • Brut India
    13/08/2021 15:27

    To publish or not to publish? The ‘Cancel culture’ debate raises questions about profits vs. morality at publishing houses. But what's winning? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/03/if-publishers-become-afraid-were-in-trouble-publishings-cancel-culture-debate-boils-over