Stop the presses: Sarah Dessen has detractors??

And it has nothing to do with her books.

Well, it kind of does.

It has to do with a commercial about her new book.

That happens to be running during Degrassi.

Which — PAUSE FOR A BIG GASP AND SOME PEARL-CLUTCHING — features a transgendered character!

!!!!THE HORROR!!!!

From her blog:

I will say this, though. I don’t watch Degrassi, it came along after my time. But I believe in equal rights for ALL people, regardless of race, sex, or sexual orientation. If that makes me "depraved" and "lacking integrity" (both things I have been accused of today, more than once) then, well, okay. I’ll take it. I was raised to stand by what I believe, and I believe in equality. You don’t have to agree with me. That’s what’s great about this world. But you don’t have to be nasty about it, either.