The Racism Of "Twilight"

Members of an organization called “Bloodsuckers against TWILIGHT” held a book burning in Oregon this weekend to protest the popular young adult fiction series. The gripe?

The group members said that Stephenie Meyer’s books made a mockery of real vampires and created damaging “racial stereotypes.” Mr. Von Goolo said the books made vampires seem like “a klatch of sullen poster-boys,” according to local ABC news station KATU-TV. He went on to say that the vampires in the books were “unrealistic” and that the likelihood of real vampires falling in love with an “annoying high school girl” was as realistic as a human falling in love with a ham sandwich. B.A.T. had to stage the event to restore the image of vampires from Ms. Meyer’s “blasphemous opportunism” back into the savage beasts that they are. Von Goolo told local CBS news station KOIN-TV that: “Vampires are supposed to be blood-soaked monsters of midnight.”

Of course, this is all a gimmick to promote a local haunted house, but whatever, points for the line about The Cure.