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Stephen King Savagely Roasted Both Twitter And Trump While Accepting A Literary Award

By Shannon Walsh

Well this one threw us for a loop. Stephen King, who is notoriously active on Twitter, hates the social media platform.

On Tuesday night, the horror author received the PEN Literary Service Award at the 2018 PEN Literary Awards. During his speech, he spoke about words, books, and the power of written form. According to Mashable, King also mentioned Twitter, which he referred to as the "intellectual dead zone where clear thinking and kindness is too often replaced by schoolyard taunts. And not to mention bad spelling and bad grammar." 

He wasn't done there. King went on to say, "The percentage of readers is relatively small compared to the population as a whole. Just think for a minute of all the people you see on these streets every day staring at their phones or with earbuds in their ears. Then think of how few of them are staring at a printed page instead." He then described "close minded and mean spirited" people who are in positions of power, making a not-so-subtle reference to President Trump, whom he often roasts on Twitter.