Controversial Canadian author Jordan Peterson’s new self-help book will be published by Penguin Case House in Canada. It was announced on Monday.
But the news did not go down well with all the employees of the long-established founding publishing house.
Several employees protested that the publisher was giving Peterson a platform for his views, and a general meeting was held on the crisis.
– He is transphobic and an icon of the white power movement. It does not matter what this particular book is about. I’m not proud of working for a publishing company. An anonymous employee told Vice world news.
Emotions were high at the meeting and employees must have been crying over the company’s decision.
Jordan Peterson broke through 2018 with the bestseller “12 Rules of Life: An Antidote to Chaos”, but he may have become best known for his fight against political correctness that made him something of a messianic figure, among others, in the North American alternative right.
However, Penguin Random Home Canada has not reversed its decision to publish its forthcoming book.