Simon & Schuster is an American publishing company and a subsidiary of ViacomCBS founded in New York City in 1924 …
As of 2016, Simon & Schuster was the third largest publisher in the United States.
The employees of this large US book-publishing company are petitioning the company to drop anything Trump related:
The events of the past week have affirmed that Simon & Schuster has chosen complicity in perpetuating white supremacy by publishing Mike Pence …
By choosing to publish Mike Pence, Simon & Schuster is generating wealth for a central figure of a presidency that unequivocally advocated for racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, anti-Blackness, xenophobia, misogyny, ableism, islamophobia, antisemitism, and violence. This is not a difference of opinions; this is legitimizing bigotry.
As the employees who are the reason that Simon & Schuster exists [what do the shareholders think of that?], we demand the following:
- Cancel the two-book deal with Mike Pence and do not sign any more book deals with former members of the Trump administration.
- End Simon & Schuster’s distribution deal with Post Hill Press.
- Commit to ongoing reevaluations of all clients, authors, distribution deals, and all other financial commitments that promote white supremacist content and/or harm the aforementioned marginalized communities.
We impart to you the sad and unfortunate truth that we are actively making history right now: people will look back on this one day, and see that through our complicity, we chose to be on what is clearly the wrong side of justice.
These people are woke and delusional, fully in the grip of their new religion. Yuk.
via Michael Smith