As Twitchy reported earlier, Buzzfeed — yes, Buzzfeed — published a piece savaging “young, emerging feminist media icon” Lauren Duca. The writer even noted that the students of Duca’s summer class at NYU, “The Feminist Journalist,” had sent a collective formal complaint to the heads of the NYU journalism school.
It seemed to her students that Duca had “more interest in promoting her book than teaching a group of students eager to learn.”
And speaking of promoting her book, Duca decided to take the decidedly unflattering Buzzfeed piece and use it to pimp her upcoming book, “How to Start a Revolution.”
I'm biased, but I suggest reading my book before deciding I have no substance. How to Start a Revolution comes out on Tues, 9/24. I poured my whole damn heart into this thing + I believe it has the power to get millions invested in the political process. ✌️https://t.co/U9lbMYGfcb
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) September 17, 2019
We’ve read plenty.
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) September 17, 2019
You get accused, by an entire class of students, of abusing that classroom to shill your book…
And your response is to shill your book? pic.twitter.com/tMQ7q8Q1lt
— John Von Rader (@NuxxHalcyon) September 17, 2019
Lol, I love how your response to a formal complaint from your students that you were too concerned with promoting your book is to ask us to read your book.
— BearMom420 (@BMom420) September 17, 2019
Your students sounded enthused when they spoke about it.
— Jon Wrangler (@officialjhenry) September 17, 2019
Can see stacks of those at Ollies at clearance prices before the years up. Glad you feel proud of your work but that's just the way the market works.
— ark (@djark) September 17, 2019
I'll be sure to look for it on the shelf around October 15th… pic.twitter.com/890YR6lyg9
— Laughing_Bill (@Laughing_Bill) September 17, 2019
— donnie danko (@gothjones) September 17, 2019
"But have you considered giving me money before you write me off as a horrible person?" is certainly a defense I have not heard before. pic.twitter.com/FlrzlMPgEp
— Ben Berelson (@Jeruvian) September 17, 2019
I wouldn't do that.
— KrissaKray (@xtglamour) September 17, 2019
— Evan (@gravyshades) September 17, 2019
You really think this is the best time and way of promoting your book? You must be really stupid or not give a fuck about what is going on.
— ･ᴗ･ [semi-ia] (@sggukie) September 17, 2019
1⭐️ review incoming
— Travis Taylor (@TheFFOracle) September 17, 2019
— JDW (@QuickTwitsch) September 17, 2019
The revolution will be monetized.
— Kyle (@703Kyle) September 17, 2019
I'll read your book, but I charge $250/hour to do so, 4 hour minimum. Let me know where to send the invoice.
— Adso of Melk (@PalimpsestMan) September 17, 2019
This is exactly how Lauren starts her classes at NYU. It only cost like $5000 per semester.
— Frankie (@Amadeus2123) September 17, 2019
Make that $6,500, if the article is correct.
"millions invested in politics" from a teen vogue writer? LOL!! why not just claim it'll cure global warming while you're at it!
so much hubris, it's hilarious.
A wise man once said "stick to Ariana Grande and her thigh high boots"
— ESP (@evanthecomposer) September 17, 2019
I just saw your pinned tweet. Not a chance.
— The XRP Fox (@thexrpfox) September 17, 2019
This pinned tweet?
As we continue to watch mind-numbing coverage of Kavanaugh's lies and abuse, here's an *unfriendly reminder* that the concept of "both sides" is a bullshit paradigm which emboldens the powerful and disenfranchises the marginalized.☠️⚡️👉https://t.co/U9lbMYGfcb pic.twitter.com/kcOjEBIUM0
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) September 16, 2019
— 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans-am ram air (@Walt0mino) September 17, 2019
How’s the teaching going? pic.twitter.com/AszJ9kyIl9
— Judge Holden Bolingoli (@shamblingmutant) September 17, 2019
Since the class evolved around your book …I can just ask one of your pissed off students pic.twitter.com/ANZB3FFuDT
— dc-sidewalk (@SidewalkDc) September 17, 2019
You and @amyklobuchar should start a mentor program together
— John 🌎 Jr (@JohnJrNY) September 17, 2019
Does it come with crayons?
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) September 17, 2019
You poured your whole damn heart into it?
You mean the ENTIRE thimble?
— michael collins (@Pythagoras526) September 17, 2019
Did you pour only your heart into it because you don’t have a soul?
— The XRP Fox (@thexrpfox) September 17, 2019
How thick is it?
I have a wobbly table.
— TeaStainedTusks (@LeftyLemn) September 17, 2019
Congrats on teaching college students that journalism is dead
— Corn Pop’s Ghost (@GhostofCornPop) September 17, 2019
Trying to use the publicity from your own students trashing you as an educator to sell your book? pic.twitter.com/4RtiNkgk48
— 🏳️🌈 Luis Benny 🏳️🌈 (@MrBennyTez) September 17, 2019
“Lauren Duca says read Lauren Duca’s book.” – Lauren Duca
— Mr. Nashville (@mr_nashville) September 17, 2019