I do not know what world the writer for Yahoo! Celebrity lives in, but I bet it’s a colorful one:
In my world (and the world of most people living in reality), ravens are black. In this writer’s world, orange is the new black:
The colorful comment did not go unnoticed. Here are a few remarks left by readers.
“Raven-haired = black hair. Please understand the definition of a term before you use it, especially in print.”
“raven-haired? What color do you think a raven is?”
“Since when does “raven haired” mean red?”
“That’s the problem with the internet. They don’t want to pay actual journalists. So 20-something idiots who were raised without books write this #$%$ for a buck a pop.” To which another person commented: “Even though I am laughing, truer words were never spoken: It is sad and depressing. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how today’s younger generation were allowed to graduate high school, never mind receive a college acceptance letter and, subsequently, receive a degree.”
“‘Raven-haired’??? Is there some mutant, flaming-red feathered raven out there that we need to be reading about because it would indicate something’s gone seriously wrong in our world? Or is it just that there’s a “writer” who doesn’t know what the term means and thought it sounded ‘awesome.’”
Readers do care about writing and aren’t afraid to judge a writer.