King's presumably not a bad author as such, given how many people have followed his career closely over decades. (Then again, no one should accuse Dan Brown of being decent author based on number of readers. I've tried reading both of them, but not for many pages. I didn't care for the style of either, although I think Brown may be in a category of awfulness all of his own.)
But regarding King, that I had never heard before of the controversy about a very strange part of his novel It, currently being discussed because of the new movie which I would probably watch on Netflix, but not pay money for at the cinema.
It (ha, a pun) makes me glad I never tried to read the book, because It (ha) sounds very, very silly.