…when you discover one of your favourite authors said some shit-tastic things in one of her books.
The sad thing is that I’m betting I probably wouldn’t have caught on to any of that had I read the book. I find it difficult to catch “-ism” instances sometimes, but especially racism (probably because I, as a white person, don’t experience racism, but I do experience sexism and homophobia).
Now, does this justify taking her books off my recommended reading list, or should I judge them on their own merits? On the other hand, I suspect there are probably a couple more authors on there who have likely said some crappy things, so perhaps they should stay. (Snorri doesn’t count, though.)