Popular feminist author Roxane Gay has pulled her upcoming book from Simon & Schuster as a result of the publisher's deal with Milo Yiannopoulos.Her book, "How To Be Heard", must be a set of plans for making your own hot-pink vagina costume. They're all the rage with poor, abused feminazis, trying to look intellectual for the cameras. Unfortunately for M. Gay, Milo's book will sell trainloads more books than another bad-vibes feminist can sell.
Gay was slated to release "How to be Heard" with a Simon & Schuster imprint, TED Books, in March. But over the weekend, she decided to back out of the deal. Her literary agent Maria Massie cut ties with the publisher on Tuesday, a contact at Massie's literary agency confirmed to CNNTech.
Gay's decision was sparked by Simon & Schuster's decision to buy the rights to Yiannopoulos' upcoming book "Dangerous," which it plans to publish under its conservative imprint Threshold Editions in March.
When news of Yiannopoulos' book deal first broke in December, it quickly sparked a backlash and put CBS-owned Simon & Schuster in the hot seat. On Monday, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy reportedly sent an email to its authors promising it would not publish hate speech.
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Yiannopoulos, tech editor at the conservative website Breitbart, is known for that. He's said trans people suffer from a mental illness, professed that feminism is cancer, and called Black Lives Matter the "last socially acceptable hate group in America."