Teens are blaming everything in the universe on ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

crying at the fault in our stars

John Green is destroying America.

Even as the film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars roars into theaters for what’s sure to be a lucrative couple of months, the teen cancer romance novel has come in for some harsh treatment—and not just at the hands of condescending, YA-bashing literary critics.

In fact, Green and his book can be blamed for just about anything, according to Twitter.

But for all the damage and chaos Green has sown, his tearjerker does occasionally have a positive effect on people’s lives—even if he’s using their sense of guilt as leverage.

If we’re not careful, this dude is going to turn us all into weepy, undateable moral paragons.

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Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'