Is it ever a good time to be Joyce Carol Oates? The jury’s still out on that one. But one thing’s for sure: This is definitely not her week.

As Twitchy told you, Joyce dove head-first into a dumpster fire earlier this week when she basically said that Mississippians are illiterate, book-banning hicks.

Aside from the overt anti-Southern bigotry of her remarks, there’s also the racist implications, as Mississippi has the highest black population of any state. Whoops.

Well anyway, that hot take was apparently a cringeworthy chaser to other ill-advised comments from the day before.

She really is:

Hmmmm …

How is it possible for one person to be this consistently tone-deaf?