This is partly due to
the fact that they actually read and write bookstheir fear that something they love will be made accessible to more people and thus enjoyed by more people which immediately decreases the amount of joy a white person can feel towards the original property. Yes, it’s complicated. (…)
To have read the book after the movie is one of the great crimes in white culture, and under no circumstances should you ever admit to doing this.
Literally dozens of white friendships have imploded when it was revealed that someone read Fight Club after 1999…