World renown publisher, Simon & Schuster, is under fire for the large advance it gave Milo Yiannopoulos for his upcoming memoir. Yiannopoulos, the editor of Breibart, is known for his hateful, sexist and racist comments.
He also infamously commented that he would cure his gayness if he could and “when the left tells you that people were ‘born this way,’ that was an invention.” His social media commentary was so vile, in fact, that he was banned from Twitter.
In response to the criticism the publisher has received, they have put out a statement regarding their Yiannopoulos deal.
“We do not and never have condoned discrimination or hate speech in any form. At Simon & Schuster we have always published books by a wide range of authors with greatly varying, and frequently controversial opinions, and appealing to many different audiences of readers. While we are cognizant that many may disagree vehemently with the books we publish we note that the opinions expressed therein belong to our authors, and do not reflect either a corporate viewpoint or the views of our employees.”
The book, entitled Dangerous, is due out in March 2017.