I am! Feel free to stir things up with me. I mean, the worst that could happen is that I’ll rant about it in a tumblr post. Here’s the link in case anyone else is interested.
I didn’t know about it, but as usual when CC is involved, I’m not really surprised.
I’m not surprised that she denies having ever been actively bullying people. I’ve noted not so long ago that every archive of her misbehavior from her days in fandom were being suspiciously taken down (and a while after I reblogged that post, one of the links there also went down). She’s literally forcing every evidence of her behavior under the rug, and the fact that it’s working actually kind of scares me. And it makes me wonder what kind of assets she actually has behind her, and whether that could be connected to her books getting a second adaptation after the movie bombed. But that’s a discussion for another time.
I’m not surprised that she denies any connection with (or knowledge of) bullies among her fans. That’s been her strategy since before she got published.
I’m not surprised that she’s portraying someone who apparently only made one negative post about her as if they were a liar and a hateful monster. (And I am forced to wonder how she’d call my blog, then, where I’m pretty sure I’ve said several times that I do hate her).
I’m not surprised that she blocks everyone who disagrees with her. As a matter of fact, a tumblr friend of mine just got blocked for daring to tell Clare that she was fetishizing Malec’s relationship in the snippet from her latest Shadowhunter Academy story. If a bit of (very reasonably-worded and constructive) criticism gets you blocked, of course this would too.
I don’t really know what I, or anyone else, can do about it, except keep talking about it, and keep people aware as much as we can possibly do it. I mean, any more direct approach (i.e. going to talk straight to the fandom/to Clare herself) results in a direct attack/block combo, so it wouldn’t be very constructive.
Cassandra Clare is a horrible person. Don’t forget it.