Yet another example of cancel culture in action. The book tour of Jeanine Cummins, author of the novel American Dirt, has been cancelled after the backlash of an Internet social justice mob.
What’s the issue? Apparently a woman who is not of Mexican heritage is not allowed to write a novel about Mexican migrants.
Or so the mob declares.
Update: 124 relatively unknown authors have signed an open letter to Oprah Winfrey, asking Oprah to abet the book-burning project.
I’m not familiar with the majority of the authors. Quite a few of them, though, seem to be authors of competing books (also about the Mexican migrant experience) that have not achieved similar commercial success.
A hint of the green-eyed monster, perhaps?
Make of that what you will.