A Measured Look at the Lindsay Ellis Controversy

There’s plenty to suggest it was an honest mistake rather than premeditated malice.

Because social media’s topmost concern is engagement — however positive or negative it may be — expressing oneself unfiltered is a surefire way to break from tentative peace into all-out conflict for what rarely seems in hindsight like very much. It’s what happened to YouTuber Lindsay Ellis last night after she suggested that a great amount of Asian-inspired YA fiction bore great resemblance to ‘Avatar: The…