One wonders if she’d have admitted her ignorance if angry gamers hadn’t destroyed her book’s rating on Amazon. But it’s good in any case that she tried to correct her mistake in an interview with The New York Times.
Cooper Lawrence, author of “The Cult of Perfection: Making Peace With Your Inner Overachiever,” appeared on “The Live Desk With Martha MacCallum” on Fox News, and, as previously mentioned, joined in on the slander party, lambasting Mass Effect for its “pornographic” sexual content.
She’s the one who laughed before saying no, when asked if she’d ever actually played Mass Effect.
Deciding to do some research after the fact, she came to discover: “Itâ€™s not like pornography. Iâ€™ve seen episodes of ‘Lost’ that are more sexually explicit.”
“I recognize that I misspoke,” she said. “I really regret saying that, and now that Iâ€™ve seen the game and seen the sex scenes itâ€™s kind of a joke. Before the show I had asked somebody about what they had heard, and they had said itâ€™s like pornography.”
Part of me feels bad that her book now has a 1.5 star rating on Amazon. It’s hard to get past the whole ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’ thing. But, then again, the book might actually be terrible. I won’t pass judgment on it, though, because I haven’t read it. At least there are some really funny reviews:
“There some chapters in this book that leave me wondering whether she does any research at all.
I’m also quite disappointed that Mrs. Lawrence would use sex appeal (the cover) to sell her book. Whether she realizes it or not there are a lot of kids in book stores today that will see this and get the wrong impression.
Image means a lot Mrs. Lawrence, and you are damaging the youth of America.”
“Unfortunately, it seems like Ms. Lawrence really took some meaning from the title of her book; she not only made peace with her inner overachiever but forgot about it completely.” Oh, snap!
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