What’s Your Rules On Spoilers?
Back when the new Great Gatsby movie was coming out, I wrote a post with a story about a friend who complained when I ruined the plot for him.
Basically, as I was talking about the movie, I mentioned that Gatsby died. My friend had never seen the movie, nor read the book, so this was all news to him. He jokingly accused me of “spoiling” the plot.
So in that old post, I asked whether or not there’s a statute of limitations on spoiler alerts. I mean, after a novel’s been out 90 years, can’t we stop dancing around spoilers?
Like, do I have to stop and pause before I tell you that Romeo and Juliet die at the end? Should I take pause before telling you things don’t go so well for Ahab in Moby Dick? Would you consider those spoilers? And, if so, I guess I’m sorry…not really, though.
So let’s revisit this topic in today’s Monday question. If you want to read the original post, here it is.
Tell me: What are your rules on spoiler alerts, and is there a statute of limitations?