Simon & Schuster Faces Massive Pushback and Boycott After $250K Deal With Alt-Right Bigot Milo Yiannopoulos
Coming just days after publishing giant Simon & Schuster announced they had given notorious troll Milo Yiannopoulos a $250,000 book advance a widespread push back and boycott for funding extremist right views with the Chicago Review Of Books denouncing “this disgusting validation of hate” with a vow to boycott covering any of their titles released in 2017.
And despite the fact that thousands upon thousands of people have called for S&S to come to its senses and do the right and moral thing by cancelling the book deal Simon & Schuster brazenly refuses to do so.
In a press release on Friday Simon & Schuster that it does not condone discrimination or hate speech and said the book, which is titled “Dangerous,” is about free speech. It will be published in March by an imprint of Simon & Schuster geared to conservatives.
“We have always published books by a wide range of authors with greatly varying, and frequently controversial opinions,” Simon & Schuster said. It asked readers to “withhold judgment until they have had a chance to read the actual contents of the book.”
The Chicago Review of Books tweeted that it won’t review any Simon & Schuster books next year in an emailed statement, it said that 15 of the more than 300 books it wrote about last year were Simon & Schuster imprint books. In their place, The Chicago Review of Books said it will choose 15 books from independent and small publishers to cover.
We at Back2Stonewall.com 100% agree with a boycott and push-back campaign against Simon & Shuster for not only attempting to profit of radical extreme right hate speech but for also legitimatizing it and Yiannopoulos
We ask that you join us and thousands of others to not buy another Simon & Schuster book until they cancel their book deal and to call or email Simon & Schuster and it’s executives and let them know that you will not allow them to profit off hate. how you feel! :
General #: 212-698-7006
Carolyn Reidy, CEO of S&S
Jonathan Karp (he goes by “Jon”), President and Publisher of S&S
Cary Goldstein, Director of Publicity of S&S
Louise Burke, President and Publisher of Gallery (associated with Threshold, the imprint that acquired “Dangerous”)
Mitchell Ivers, VP, Editorial Director, Threshold and Senior Editor, Gallery
Threshold and Gallery
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