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Roxane Gay Pulled Book From Simon & Schuster To Protest Milo Book Deal

"I’m putting my money where my mouth is," said Gay.

Nothing seems to be stopping publishing company Simon & Schuster from printing a book by the poorly dressed gay supervillain Milo Yiannopoulos, a virulent alt-right/neo-Nazi figurehead with no respectable opinions whatsoever. Now, critically acclaimed feminist author Roxane Gay is pulling her next book from the publishing company to protest their decision.

Gay's book How to Be Heard was all set to be published with the controversial company, but Gay is now refusing to work with S&S. “I can’t in good conscience let them publish it while they also publish Milo. So I told my agent over the weekend to pull the project,” she said in a statement. "I’m putting my money where my mouth is."

Gay now isn't sure who will be publishing her new book or if it will get published at all. Considering she is widely beloved, we have a feeling she won't have too much trouble finding a new literary home.

Meanwhile, S&S is saying that Milo's book will not include hate speech, which seems like a dubious claim considering Milo's entire career is basically built on hate speech:

You can read Gay's full statement on Buzzfeed.

h/t: The Root

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