BuzzFeed Post Provokes Reader Rage


By Jason Boog Comment

BuzzFeed staff writer Joseph Bernstein enraged many readers with an intentionally provocative post entitled “28 ‘Favorite’ Books That Are Huge Red Flags.”

The satirical listicle included a short and mean-spirited take on a number of beloved books. Bernstein wrote about J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter series: “These are diverting but if your FAVORITE book is a glorified television show about a boy wizard written for 5-year-olds I’m going to wonder if you know where Afghanistan is.”

We’ve rounded up some of the angriest reader comments in a Storify post below–what do you think? Reddit readers weighed in with hundreds of comments as well.

Here’s our Storify post collecting reader commentary…