Twitter All A-Twitter Over Jeanette Winterson's Dinner
Jeanette Winterson, author of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, angered followers when she used Twitter to prove that Lean Cuisine Is Not The Only Dinner.
After a rabbit had destroyed some of the plants in her garden, Winterson, author and two-time Lamda Literary Award winner, went ahead and killed the rabbit, dressed it, and cooked it up, even setting aside some of the entrails for her cat.
The tweet that set things off was a picture of the rabbit half-skinned and layed out on a cutting board with the text "Rabbit ate my parsley. I am eating the rabbit." If you're interested in the photos, you can see them on her twitter feed.
Many followers were unhappy about the tweet and several other tweets that followed, including one of the rabbit "washed and jointed for the pot."
i unfollow u,u make me sick. I will never again. read a word u write. Rest in peace little rabbit.
How utterly vile >> @Wintersonworld << Don't know who this person is and don't want to know. RIP little rabbit.
I don't even eat meat because it's monstrously inhuman the way it is farmed, but I'd eat Winterson-snared Rabbit.
Poor??? so if you have money you are obliged to buy meat? It is better to eat a pest than just cull and discard.
That is brave of you Jeanette. Like your style and novels of course. So how did you catch the rabbit?
Good idea or bad idea to tweet about? Do you think this will help the author, any press is good press? Is this all just classic internet overreaction?
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