The Chicago Review of Books is closing its eyes to works by a major American publisher after it inked a deal with Milo Yiannopoulos.
The group responded Thursday morning to Simon & Schuster’s agreement with the anti-social justice warrior.
— Chicago Rev of Books (@bookschicago) December 29, 2016
“In response to this disgusting validation of hate, we will not cover a single (Simon & Schuster) book in 2017,” the organization declared.
It pointed readers to a condemnation posted Think Progress editor Judd Legum, in which he called Milo a “white nationalist”.
Simon & Schuster give leading white nationalist $250K book deal pic.twitter.com/8dKrrhhviK
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 29, 2016
Milo reportedly received a $250,000 advance to pen the “autobiographical” book.
“I met with top execs at Simon & Schuster earlier in the year and spent half an hour trying to shock them with lewd jokes and outrageous opinions. I thought they were going to have me escorted from the building — but instead they offered me a wheelbarrow full of money,” Yiannopoulos told The Hollywood Reporter.
“A flamboyant and gay conservative,” as THR calls him, Milo is known for criticizing social justice and safe spaces and has often triggered college campus snowflakes with his opinions.